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:

To keep up with the status of State Route 89A, please visit the Arizona Department of Transportation website. Visit the City of Sedona’s Facebook page for the latest information about impending weather events/evacuation orders for the Oak Creek Canyon 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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