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Seven-mile stretch closed Feb. 20 due to drifting snow
Coconino County Public Works crews have cleared a previously closed seven-mile stretch of Lake Mary Road about 35 miles southeast of Flagstaff. The roadway fully reopened at noon today, Thursday, Feb. 28.
Lake Mary Road, which is also known as Forest Highway 3 (FH3), was closed on Feb. 20 from the north entrance of Mormon Lake (near the scenic overlook) to the south entrance of Mormon Lake. The closure was implemented in the interest of public safety during a winter storm that dropped over three feet of snow in the area and created hazardous driving conditions from blowing snow.
During the closure, traffic on Lake Mary Road was detoured to Mormon Lake Road which loops along the west side of Mormon Lake and goes through Mormon Lake Village. The County would like to thank the traveling public for their patience during this closure.
Although this section of Lake Mary Road is reopened, motorists are asked to travel with caution as some areas may still be icy.