Road maintenance work on SR 260 Show Low to Pinetop-Lakeside begins March 19, 2018

Arizona Department of Transportation:       

Drivers should plan for road work on SR 260 between Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside that begins March 19, 2018. Expect lane restrictions in work zone.

Arizona Department of Transportation crews are performing road-maintenance work on SR 260 between Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside that will require lane restrictions for up to three weeks.

Drivers should allow for extra travel time while the traffic restrictions are in place along a 4-mile stretch of SR 260 from milepost 343 to 347. The pavement work, which began today (Monday, March 19), will be done from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Only one lane will be closed at a time in the travel direction that crews are working. Crews will begin at Show Low and work towards Pinetop-Lakeside in 1/2-mile to 1-mile segments. The length of the active work zone will be based on the amount of traffic and  repair work required on certain portions of the highway.

Once crews complete the maintenance work from Show Low to Pinetop-Lakeside, they will work their way back up SR 260 to Show Low. Crews will be filling cracks in the pavement to preserve and extend the life of the state highway.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except when driving.



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Ready, Set, GO!

3/1/18 – Ready, Set, Go! (RSG), a nationwide program adopted by the 15 Arizona Sheriffs, educates residents about proactive measures to take before an emergency and actions to follow when communities are threatened.

The program’s three tenets encourage Arizonans to get READY by preparing now for what threatens their community, be SET by maintaining awareness of significant danger and to GO, evacuate immediately when the danger is current and life-threatening.

READY Prepare Now

Be aware of the hazards that can threaten your community.

Register with your county/tribal emergency notification system.
Connect with your Emergency Management/Sheriff’s Office on social media.
Take steps now to prepare for seasonal threats.
Make a family communication plan that includes family phone numbers, out-of-town contacts and family meeting locations.
Assemble an emergency supplies kit (Go Kit). Start with the five P’s; people and pet supplies, prescriptions, papers, personal needs and priceless items.
Check with your neighbors, family, friends, and elders to ensure they are READY.
Keep up to date on local news, weather watches and warnings.

SET Be Alert

There is significant danger in your area.

Residents should consider voluntarily relocating to a shelter or with family/friends outside the affected area.
Grab your emergency supplies kit.
Keep in mind unique needs for your family or special equipment for pets and livestock.
Stay aware of the latest news and information from public safety officials.
This might be the only notice you receive. Emergency services cannot guarantee they will be able to notify everyone if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Be SET to GO.


Danger in your area is current and life threatening.

Residents should evacuate immediately to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area.
If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand emergency services may not be able to assist you further.
Follow instructions from emergency personnel, stay on designated evacuation routes and avoid closed areas.

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Springerville Ranger District burning slash piles

Springerville, AZ, February 28, 2018 

The Springerville Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests will be burning slash piles today, February 28. The district plans to burn two units just west of Greer, south of Arizona State Highway 260, and along Forest Road 87, totaling approximately 195 acres.

Ignitions will occur throughout the morning to minimize the adverse effects of smoke on the local communities. Smoke may be visible from Greer, along portions of Arizona State Highway 260, and portions of County Road 1122. Motorists are advised to drive safely as smoke may limit visibility.

All prescribed burns are approved through the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) before ignition begins. The ADEQ monitors air quality and determines whether or not it will be a good day for smoke dispersion. Although smoke from prescribed fire can still be noticeable, it is usually for a shorter time and considerably less smoke than wildfires produce. If you are sensitive to smoke or have respiratory problems, stay indoors if possible.

Pile burning allows land managers to reduce forest fuels and provide communities with increased protection from future wildfires.

Questions or concerns contact the Springerville Ranger District at 928-333-6200 or visit the ASNFs website at:

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