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Powerful winter storm hampers travel across much of Arizona

Sedona AZ – Multiple stretches of Arizona’s highways were closed as of Thursday afternoon, February 21, due to a powerful winter storm whose fury continues across much of the state. With the heavy weather expected to last into Friday and snow forecast to extend into southeastern Arizona overnight, the safest option remains delaying travel to and through higher elevations until the Arizona Department... 

Red Cross Kingman Shelter Open During Heavy Snow

Snow causing traffic issues about 4 miles north of Black Canyon City on Arizona I-17 at approximately 7:00 a.m. today. For updated information on Arizona traffic conditions, visit ADOT website. Sedona AZ – From record snow to the north, to intense rains to the south, Arizona is experiencing its most intense winter storm of the season. Due to heavy snow closing Arizona I-40, at Stockton Hill near... 

YCSO K9 Team Arrests Smuggler with 18 Pounds of Meth

Jhampier Mendoza Torez of Mexico arrested for drug smuggling on Arizona I-17 northbound. Sedona AZ –  On February 12, 2019, around 1:30 a.m., Jhampier Mendoza Torez, 20, the driver of a car pulled over for a traffic stop on AZ I-17 northbound, near mile marker 276 at Cordes Lakes, Arizona, was arrested and is being charged with Transportation of Dangerous Drugs (18 pounds of crystal meth), Possession... 

ADOT Expect Delays Over Weekend in Snow Play Areas

Watch for ADOT signs. Sedona AZ (January 18, 2019) – The combination of a winter holiday weekend and recent snow can be a magnet for those looking to ski, sled or toss a few snowballs. If you’re heading to play in the snow, be ready for the possibility that you’ll see heavy traffic and delays, especially on the trip home, in popular areas such as US 180 northwest of Flagstaff. Leave prepared... 

ADOT to close I-10 west of Phoenix

Sedona AZ (January 17, 2019) – ADOT I-10 and South Mountain Freeway update through January 21, 2019, alerts the public that Eastbound I-10 west of downtown Phoenix this weekend will close and crews will shift traffic for the next phase of South Mountain Freeway work. Motorists traveling from the West Valley toward downtown Phoenix this weekend should allow extra travel time and plan ahead to... 

ADOT Crews completing Loop 202 interchange

Sedona AZ (January 16, 2019) – As the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway interchange with Arizona Interstate 10 emerges in west Phoenix, construction of the remaining ramps will require several weekend and overnight closures of I-10 during the first half of 2019, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. While there have been many weekend and overnight traffic restrictions on I-10 since... 

ADOT to close southbound I-17 at I-40 for week

Sedona AZ (June 22, 2018) – Southbound Interstate 17 will close overnights at the I-17/I-40 interchange in Flagstaff, Arizona next week while crews continue to remove the westbound I-40 bridge decks. Beginning Sunday, June 24, southbound I-17 will close where the highway passes under Interstate 40. The same section will close nightly from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. through Friday, June 29. Drivers heading... 

Verde Ranger District Prescribed Burn Scheduled

Forest prescribed burn method Sedona AZ (February 6, 2018) – Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District will begin implementation on the Brushy Prescribed Burn beginning Tuesday, February 6, through Friday, February 9, 2018, pending favorable weather conditions. Fire Managers plan to use aerial ignitions to burn approximately 4,725 acres located 2 miles south and east of the junction of Arizona... 

ADOT wrong way technology test successful

Sedona AZ (September 12, 2017) – Thermal cameras now being tested for detecting wrong-way vehicles on freeway off-ramps in the Phoenix area successfully alerted authorities to two recent overnight incidents along Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) in the northwest Valley. Early Sunday, September 10, a thermal camera being tested at the Loop 101 interchange at 75th Avenue detected a wrong-way vehicle... 

Brush fire closes AZ I-17 near Sunset Point

Sedona AZ (July 9, 2017) – Both directions of Arizona Interstate 17 are closed due to a wild land fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. ADOT is advising that a two mile section of AZ I-17 is closed: Northbound AZ I-17 is closed at the Sunset Point rest area exit. All southbound traffic will exit at Badger Springs Road, will turn around and be directed to head north. There... 
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