Oak Creek Canyon rockslide causes traffic delays on SR 89A

A morning rockslide on SR 89A in Oak Creek Canyon caused delays Monday, with traffic alternating in the southbound lane as crews work to clear rocks from the road. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation)

A morning rockslide on SR 89A in Oak Creek Canyon caused delays Monday, with traffic alternating in the southbound lane as crews work to clear rocks from the road. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation)

OAK CREEK CANYON – SR 89A opened around 6 p.m. Monday, said Public Information Officer Caroline Carpenter of Arizona Department of Transportation, after a rockslide near milepost 375 brought traffic to a halt.

The northbound lane was closed throughout much of the afternoon, and traffic had to alternate in the southbound lane as crews worked to clear rocks and debris from the road, said ADOT.

Lt. James Pott of Sedona Police Department said the rockslide happened around 10:30 a.m., and officers used the open lane to move traffic, alternating the direction, he said.

Sedona Streets Department removed most of the rocks from the roadway, said Lt. Pott, and ADOT responded for additional and final cleanup.

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