Motorists should plan for winter closure of State Route 473 beginning Thursday, Nov. 29

The Arizona Department of Transportation is advising motorists that State Route 473 in the White Mountains will close for the winter on Thursday, Nov. 29.

The 10-mile-long state highway east of Pinetop-Lakeside, leading to the Hawley Lake recreational area, will remain closed until next spring.

ADOT closes SR 473 annually as part of the agency’s winter shutdown schedule due to significant amounts of snowfall the White Mountains typically receives.

With a winter storm predicted for the White Mountains this weekend, ADOT reminds motorists to be prepared when driving in the high country during the winter months.

This entry was posted in Information. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *