Parts Of Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon Were Closed Due To Unprecedented Flooding
Editor’s note: Per the Arizona Department of Transportation, State Route 89a between Sedona and Flagstaff reopened at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2023.
Spring snowmelt can create treacherous conditions in Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon – especially when combined with rain. The creek’s water level rose dramatically in the days following the arrival of spring, leading to multiple road closures and evacuation orders from the City of Sedona. Here are some photos from the Oak Creek Canyon flooding event, as well as what impacts are still being felt in the area:
Were you in the area for this Oak Creek Canyon flooding event? Tell us in the comments, and give our previous article a read to learn about why State Route 89A is one of the best scenic drives in Arizona. It will give you something to look forward to when the road reopens!
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Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.