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Many Highway Closures Still In Effect Due To Arizona Storm

Associated Press | Felicia Fonseca

Portions of two interstate highways are among multiple routes that remained closed Tuesday morning due to difficult driving conditions from winter weather in Arizona’s high country.

Winter storm warnings or advisories remained in effect in many parts of the state and the National Weather Service said heavy snow was falling across the Mogollon Rim from Flagstaff to Heber.

The Arizona Department of Transportation said closures included eastbound Interstate 40 at State Route 89 in Ash Fork and northbound Interstate 17 at the junction with State Route 179 south of Sedona.

Other highways with partial closures as of Tuesday morning included U.S. 60 from Globe to Show Low in eastern Arizona, SR 89 from Chino Valley to I-40 in northern Arizona and U.S. 80 in Bisbee in southeastern Arizona.

The Transportation Department urged drivers to postpone travel in the high country until the latest storm has passed and says who do travel should be prepared for extended time on the road.