Clean-Up Underway in Northern Arizona
Flagstaff, AZ – A powerful winter storm that struck northern Arizona on Saturday, has now left behind several inches of snow to shovel. At the Flagstaff airport 14.7 inches of snow was reported. The National Weather Service also reported that the Prescott area also received about eight inches of snow from the storm.
On Sunday, even though the storm had exited the state, driving conditions remain hazardous, and cars continue to slide off the slick roads. During the day Sunday, one lane of eastbound Interstate 40 near Williams was blocked to move away vehicles that crashed there the previous night.
US 180 traffic is heavy. Alternate route: Alternate route: North Switzer Canyon ➡️ Historic Route 66 ➡️ Ponderosa Pkwy ➡️ Butler to I-40. pic.twitter.com/f1zkXQhDac
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) December 25, 2016
On Sunday evening, the Arizona Department of Transportation took to social media to warn drivers that US 180 traffic is heavy and to use an alternate route.
All interstates in northern Arizona have reopened, according to ADOT, but traffic is moving slowly along some sections and travelers should leave extra time to reach their destinations.