Interstate 17 closed at Cordes Junction for the Bug Creek Fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Interstate 17 closureSouthbound I-17 was partially reopened at 1:52 p.m., but closed again at 2:59 p.m. Northbound I-17 was partially reopened at 3:18 p.m., but closed again at 3:29 p.m.

There is no estimate for when the lanes will reopen. Motorists should consider an alternate route.

The closure affects five miles of traffic from mile post 258.0, 5 miles south of State Route 69, to mile post 263.0, at the State Route 69 junction.

Southbound motorists can use I-17 south to SR 260 at Camp Verde, east to SR 87 and south on SR 87 to the Phoenix area.

To stay up to date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at, call 511 or follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT).

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office has called for mandatory evacuations for portions of Cordes Lakes.

Residents of Cordes Lakes face mandatory evacuation. The initial area was west of Val Vista Road, north of Sage Brush Drive, but was increased a 1 p.m. to cover neighborhoods south of Stagecoach Trail, west of Cordes Lakes Drive and north of Antelope Road.

The American Red Cross has opened a shelter to serve those impacted by the Bug Creek Fire. The shelter is located at Mayer High School located at 17300 E. Mule Deer Dr. in Mayer, Arizona.

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