Flagstaff area residents asked to seek shelter as flash flooding expected in pipeline fire burn scar

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – Residents living around areas of the Pipeline Fire burn scar are being asked to seek shelter immediately due to flash flooding concerns. The Coconino County Emergency Management issued an alert for people living in the Timberline, Wupatiki Trails, Fernwood, and Doney Park neighborhoods to seek shelter immediately.

Officials say anyone indoors should shelter in place, and anyone outdoors should get to high ground immediately and stay away from drainages. The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for portions of Coconino County until 3:30 pm This area also includes Schultz Creek to Highway 180. Shortly after 12 pm, weather officials extended the warning to include Prescott, Williamson, and Iron Springs until 2 :30pm

⚠️ Flash Flood Warning ⚠️ extended until 3:30 PM MST for portions of Coconino County.

This includes Timberline, Pine Mountain Estates, Hutchinson Acres, Macann Estates, Schultz Pass, and Little Elden Springs Horse Camp. More info: https://t.co/w1194ohipH. #azwx pic.twitter.com/1CyaY0U9Td

— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) July 14, 2022

The Arizona Department of Transportation shut down US 89 in both directions due to flooding at milepost 424, which is near Johnson Ranch Road. ADOT says drivers should expect delays and try to find different routes. There is no estimated time for when the highway will be reopened.

Stay with Arizona’s Family for updates as they become available.

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