If you are planning on visiting the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, this week and weekend is your last opportunity until around mid-May of 2019. State Route 67 between Jacob Lake (US 89A) and the North Rim will be closed starting next Monday, December 3, 2018.
Other ADOT Winter Closures
State routes 261, 273 and 473 leading to lakes in the White Mountains region will also close for the winter on Dec. 31. The highways could close earlier depending on weather.
ADOT is reminding those heading in to areas that typically get winter snow to drive with caution and to follow this advice:
Don’t let GPS and navigation apps replace common sense. When a highway is closed, a suggested alternate route involving an unpaved, unplowed road can lead you into danger.
Pack an emergency kit, a fully charged cellphone, extra clothing, blankets, water and snacks.
Slow down. Drive defensively. Be patient and allow additional time for your trip. Never pass a snowplow.
Leave sufficient space between your vehicle and those ahead of you. Give yourself plenty of room and time to stop or to avoid hazards.
Make sure your vehicle has plenty of fuel.
Check weather and road conditions before you travel. Let someone know your route.
Bring a small bag of sand (or cat litter) for wheel traction.
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