By Doug Pacey / ADOT Communications
Motorists driving on Interstate 17 between Black Canyon City and Cordes Junction will see a hot, new message on a couple of our overhead signs, encouraging travelers tune in to 1690 AM and 1650 AM for wildfire information.
The effort is a partnership between ADOT, Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs and Bureau of Land Management. From June 1 to July 15, signs on northbound I-17 at Sunset Point Rest Area and southbound I-17 at Cordes Junction will read: WILDFIRE INFO
TUNE TO 1690 AM
TUNE TO 1650 AM
Motorists can help prevent brush fires – and the associated road closures – from occurring along state highways by following these tips:
- Don’t park in tall grass, as the heat from parts under your vehicle can start a fire.
- Make sure nothing is hanging from underneath your vehicle and dragging on the pavement.
- Dragging chains during towing can cause sparks. Never substitute parts when towing.
- Check tire pressure before you travel. Exposed wheel rims can cause sparks.
For more information on wildfire prevention and current fires, visit the Arizona Interagency Wildfire Prevention website