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Winter storm brings heavy snowfall to northern Arizona and road closures

Katelyn Seabury

A winter storm moving through the region is expected to drop six to nine inches before Friday morning. I-40 east bound at mile post 188.5 Flagstaff - west bound lanes reopened, east bound closure now at MP 185.26

I-40 will not be closed at US 93. However, ADOT is suggesting delaying trips or seeking alternatives if possible. I-17 northbound was closed earlier but is now opened according to information from ADOT.

The winter storm advisory is in effect until 11:00 a.m. Friday. Winter driving conditions are expected with heavy delays possible.

A wind advisory is also in effect for the upper Little Colorado River Valley around St. John’s and the White Mountains through 4:00 p.m. this afternoon according to the National Weather Service.