FLAGSTAFF, AZ — Authorities are discouraging travel in parts of northern Arizona's high country due to an approaching storm expected to produce heavy snowfall, strong winds and wind chills in the single digits.
TRAVEL ALERT: Traffic is slow on I-17 south of Flagstaff due to adverse weather conditions. Consider delaying travel if possible. #aztraffic #azwx pic.twitter.com/UaVMpdILyh— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) February 5, 2019
A winter storm warning was issued for the Mogollon Rim region that includes Flagstaff and the Show Low areas, and forecasters said the worst time to travel would be between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Up to 11 inches of snow are forecast for Williams and Flagstaff, both located on Interstate 40, up to 10 inches at Grand Canyon Village and up to 6 inches in Show Low.
The weather service forecasts gusty winds of up to 50 mph with areas of blowing snow and poor visibility.
TRAVEL ALERT: There are reports of multiple slide-offs on I-17 near Munds Park. Consider delaying travel if possible until the storm passes. #azwx #aztraffic— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) February 5, 2019
Here's one of our snowplows at work on SR 87 at milepost 281. Delay travel if possible. #AzWx #aztraffic #KnowSnow pic.twitter.com/SVV87WK5YT— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) February 5, 2019
Here’s what we’re dealing with. Traffic appears to be getting by in the left lane. pic.twitter.com/2emJ0Jz0OQ— Dept. Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) February 5, 2019