US 89 Collapses South Of Page, Arizona

James C Gammage

Phoenix, Arizona - US 89 collapsed south of Page, Arizona on Wednesday leaving the road in a condition often seen in post-apocalyptic survival games and movies.

The collapse occurred approximately two and a half miles north of mile 526, north of the intersection with U.S. 89A, approximately 25 miles south of Page.

At this point in time, it is being ruled by the Arizona Department of Transportation that what caused the road to collapse may have been an undetermined ‘geological event,' according to KPHO.

Although the Arizona Department of Public Safety reported several vehicular collisions due to the event, no injuries were reported at this time.

The specific sites of closure are at the US 89A junction for northbound travelers and US 89's junction with State Route 98 in Page. Due to the particular nature of this event and the extensive damage done to the roadway, no estimate is available for when the road will be reopened for through traffic.

Coconino Community College, which services students in the Page area has announced via their website that they are closed due to the US 89 collapse until a time to be determined.

Information concerning this event and the impact the collapse will have on the community is still forthcoming.

— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) February 20, 2013