Expect heavy traffic in Flagstaff on MLK weekend

Posted at 8:57 AM, Jan 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-18 10:57:58-05

The Arizona Department of Transportation is urging drivers to plan for extra congestion in and around Flagstaff today, with the long holiday weekend. ADOT says with the recent snowstorms, recreation areas along U.S. 180 near Flagstaff are expected to see heavy traffic.

Drivers should expect long delays on U.S. 180 beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, so head home early to avoid heavy congestion.

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ADOT also recommending drivers taking an alternate snow-play route through the city via the Butler Avenue I-40 exit. Signs direct travelers to and from U.S. 180.

Drivers also should pack an emergency kit, charged cell phone, and give snowplows plenty of extra room.