June 2006

AZBW News Breaks June 24, 2006

Oak Creek Canyon Partially Open to Residents

Flagstaff, Az. – In conjunction with the Great Basin Incident Management Team and the Arizona Department of Transportation, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is now allowing Oak Creek Canyon residents and business owners located north of Slide Rock State Park to return to their properties. 

Sheriff’s deputies continue to maintain north and south roadblocks on S. Hwy. 89A to limit access into the Oak Creek Canyon area.  The north roadblock is located at the top of the switchbacks. 

The public will not be allowed beyond the roadblocks until further notice.

The southern roadblock, located at Red Rock Lodge, will remain in effect and no citizens will be allowed through this roadblock due to fire fighting activities until further notice. 

Shuttle service for the residents and business owners will resume when officials determine it is safe to do so.    

For more information, call the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 679-4174 or 4175.

For fire-related questions or concerns, citizens may call the U. S. Forest Service fire information line at (928) 226-4601, or log on to www.coconinoforest.us for fire updates. 

Citizens may also dial 2-1-1 or log on to www.az211.gov for updates.