Apr 16, 2013 1:29 PM by Faye DeHoff

Several highways in White Mountains reopened for summer travel

SHOW LOW - Several highways in the White Mountains have been reopened by ADOT so travelers can enjoy the summers in the high country.

The following highways have reopened:
·State Route 261 between Eagar and Big Lake
·State Route 273 between Sunrise Park and Big Lake
·State Route 473 between State Route 260 and Hawley Lake

ADOT encourages Arizonans to enjoy the mountains this summer and return safely by observing the following tips:

·Make sure you and your passengers are buckled in.
·Check your vehicle before you go; proper tire pressure is important.
·Be patient (don't speed and don't follow other vehicles too closely).
·Get an adequate amount of sleep before your trip.
·Bring extra water and food.
·Build some extra travel time into your schedule.
·Never drink and drive.

Before you leave, check for information about highway restrictions across Arizona at ADOT's traveler information web site: < or dial 5-1-1.


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