Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has declared an emergency in the case of the recent collapse of US highway 89 south of Page.
The declaration will assist the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) in seeking reimbursement from the Federal Highway Administration for necessary repairs to the roadway.
The collapse occurred on February 20. As a result, ADOT has closed the highway indefinitely northbound and southbound at milepost 526, between Page and U.S. Route 89a.
ADOT has already begun preliminary work to repair the damaged section, but it is unknown how long the highway will remain closed.
The severity of the road damage and anticipated cost of repairs will require the assistance of the Federal Highway Administration.