From our colleagues at ADOT:
Drivers will not face any construction-related closures along Phoenix-area freeways over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. In fact, no state highway closures are scheduled between Wednesday afternoon and early Monday morning, Dec. 2.
ADOT will hold off on work requiring closures to ease travel and promote safety as the busy holiday travel season gets under way.
Drivers who have plans to travel over the weekend are encouraged to follow safe-driving tips, including:
- Get a good night’s rest before heading out on a trip
- Check your vehicle, including tire pressure, fluid levels and the condition of engine belts
- Buckle up and double-check child safety seats
- Obey speed limits, be patient and avoid distractions. Don’t text while driving
- Be prepared for unscheduled closures due to accidents. Have an emergency preparedness kit that includes extra clothes, blankets, flashlights, snack foods and drinking water.
For the latest highway conditions across Arizona, travelers can visit the ADOT’s Travel Information site at az511.gov or call 5-1-1 (outside Arizona call 1-888-411-ROAD). ADOT’s public information line for state highway conditions is 602-712-6513. You can also track closures and other highway conditions at twitter.com/ArizonaDOT.
Additional information about winter driving and items to include in an emergency preparedness kit can be found at http://www.azdot.gov/KnowSnow.
“Trickster” by Sherwin Bitsui
As we continue to be inspired by the poetry that appears in our November issue (on newsstands now), this week’s Friday Fotos theme is “Native Culture,” based on Sherwin Bitsui’s wonderful writing. Post your Arizona-made photos to our Facebook wall (not as comments) no later than 7 p.m. tomorrow. Please limit your submissions to two per person, and don’t forget to tell us where your images were made. Posting does not guarantee publication.
In March 2012, Arizona Highways sent photographer Mark Lipczynski on a mission to photograph cemeteries in every county of the state. He not only came back with a spectacular portfolio for our October 2012 issue, he also landed an opportunity to exhibit his work at monOrchid art gallery in downtown Phoenix.
We asked our interns, Sean Logan and Danielle Grobmeier, to interview Lipczynski about his must-see exhibit. What you’re about to watch is the final product. Needless to say, Sean and Danielle … you guys rocked it.
Lipczynski’s photographs will be on display through November 30.
PHOENIX (September 13, 2013) – Arizona Highways magazine today announced its October 2013 issue features an item on page 13, in which the fly agaric mushroom is identified as being edible. The fly agaric mushroom should not be consumed in its raw form because of its unpredictable psychotropic and physical effects.
“This issue will not be sold on newsstands, and we are alerting our subscribers to the mistake. We regret the error,” said Win Holden, publisher of Arizona Highways magazine.
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