If you see comments in violation of our community guidelines, please report them. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. You do not need a Facebook profile to participate. The highway was closed for 13 miles north of the town of Roosevelt, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. 1. Arizona 188 was added to the state highway system in 1959 between Roosevelt Dam and Jakes Corner (Arizona 87). The highway was closed for … Arizona 188 originally crossed Roosevelt Dam directly. State Route 188 is shut down due to a mudslide near Roosevelt Lake. Bush Fire Public Safety Closure Order . The Arizona Department of Transportation tweeted late Monday night that the roadway was blocked near milepost 253. Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. A mudslide near Roosevelt Lake closed State Route 188 on Tuesday, and officials warned the shutdown could be lengthy. State Route 188 has been widened to a multi-lane highway along part of its length. You will need to register before adding a comment. Today crews will concentrate on keeping fire from moving west toward Wheatfields, and keep the fire east of Pinal Creek and West of 188. © 2020 www.azcentral.com. Read or Share this story: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-traffic/2020/07/28/mudslide-forces-closure-state-route-188-near-roosevelt-lake/5525708002/, Sharpies, felt-tip pens are fine on AZ ballots, officials say, Where things stand in Arizona after Election Day, Gallego reelected; new mayors in Scottsdale, Gilbert, GOP holds slight edge over Democrats in early ballots, County Attorney undergoes emergency surgery, These races in Arizona don't yet have a winner, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. and last updated 4:17 PM, Jul 28, 2020 State Route 188 is reopen after being shut down in both directions due to a mudslide. US Route 191 Live Traffic, Construction and Accident Report. Current US 191 Arizona Road Conditions. The fire was most active along the southwest side of the fire where it has already crossed Hwy 188 and is moving towards Murphy Ranch Mountain. Transportation officials did not provide an estimated time for reopening the road. PROHIBITIONS. SR 188 also has reopened, as has State Route 88 between Roosevelt Lake and Apache Lake. Or; Accidents; Traffic; Weather; Report An Accident ; Local News; Traffic Cameras >> US Route 191 >> Arizona >> DOT Road Conditions. Motorists can now access Apache Lake by taking SR 188 either from US 60 or SR 87 and taking SR 88 west. Live Reports by @ArizonaDOT. All rights reserved. § 261.50(a), the following acts are prohibited within the area described in this Order (the “Restricted Area”) and as depicted on the attached map, hereby incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A, all within the Tonto National Forest, Maricopa and Gila Counties, Arizona. This is a test to see whether we can improve the experience for you. State Route 188 is reopen after being shut down in both directions due to a mudslide. The long-term closure of SR 88 from east of Tortilla Flat to Apache Lake … Salt Fire: The north section of the Salt Fire pushed towards Highway 188 yesterday driven by outflow winds from thunderstorms in the afternoon. No other closures associated with the mudslide have been announced. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. The Arizona Department of Transportation … Weather experts specifically warned drivers about highways near the 100,000-acre area that burned in the Bush Fire. It's OK to disagree with someone's ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. In 2000, the section between Roosevelt Dam and U.S. 60 was transferred from Arizona 88 due to an ADOT policy that two routes should not serve the same destinations. Please be polite. Welcome to our new and improved comments, which are for subscribers only. Highway remains closed from Tortilla Flat to marina turnoff October 2, 2019 PHOENIX – A section of State Route 88 (Apache Trail) has reopened from SR 188 to the Apache Lake marina turnoff after being closed because of flood damage. A charred saguaro cactus from the Bush Fire along the shore of Roosevelt Lake outside of Tonto Basin on June 24, 2020. The mudslide occurred in the area north of Roosevelt Lake. (Photo: David Wallace/The Republic). Video from the scene Tuesday morning showed road crews working to remove mud and debris from the road. A mudslide near Roosevelt Lake closed State Route 188 on Tuesday, and officials warned the shutdown could be lengthy. Closure: all travel lanes are closed on the highway. Typed comments will be lost if you are not logged in. The fire was most active along the southwest side of the fire where it has already crossed Hwy 188 and is moving towards Murphy Ranch Mountain. The highway also closed earlier this summer as crews battled the Bush Fire in the nearby Tonto National Forest. State Route 188 ends at State Route 87 south of Rye. Between Claypool and Roosevelt Lake is an old loop road labelled "Old Highway 88"; originally State Route 88 continued down 188 from Roosevelt Lake to US 60 at Claypool. Status, Road Closure with live updates from the DOT - US Route 191. ezeRoad US 191 Arizona. Some recreation and camping spots around Roosevelt Lake remained open. © 2019 Copyright AZEIN All Rights Reserved, about Salt, Gin and Griffin Fires morning update; smoke expected in the area, Salt, Gin and Griffin Fires morning update; smoke expected in the area. Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. The mudslide may have been the result of rainstorms circling metro Phoenix late last week. To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. Incidents and Closures may also be viewed on the Ontario 511 Interactive Map. For more stories that matter, subscribe to azcentral.com. Copyright 2020 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. National Weather Service meteorologists in Phoenix issued flash flood warnings for all wildfire "scars," where the land has been stripped of trees and brush and can't absorb rain. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Reach the reporter at Helen.Wieffering@arizonarepublic.com or on Twitter @helenwieffering. Today crews will concentrate on keeping fire from moving west toward Wheatfields, and keep the fire east of Pinal Creek and West of 188. By the time the fire was contained, officials moved to close much of the forest to assess the impact of the historic wildfire. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.