Published on March 18th, 2013 | by AZHG0
Road Collapse South of Page | Antelope Slot Canyons
A road collapse south of 2.5 miles south of page has create a problem for visitors to the slot canyons, Colorado River, Zion National Monument, Escalante Wilderness and other areas of the Arizona/Utah border. A 150 foot section of US 89 buckled and sank four feet, possible caused by a “geologic event” according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. An ADOT spokesman. He said the incident was not related to the weather The road was closed in both directions and there was no estimation when the highway would reopen, said an ADOT spokesman.
Northbound motorists were being routed to U.S. 160 east to State Route 98, and north on SR 98 back to U.S. 89 in Page. The detour is about 45 miles longer than the direct route, the spokesman said.