Kevin Bertram

Downtown Flagstaff businesses are divided over the street closures accompanying theĀ Dew Downtown Urban Skiing and Snowboarding Festival this weekend. While the city and some businesses say the event will give downtown a much-needed economic boost during its slowest economic month, other property owners say closing a vital street hurts their businesses in a variety of ways.

The festival will close N. San Francisco Street between Birch and Dale Avenues so that snow can be trucked in for participants to use.