Monday, March 19, 2012

Highway conditions update: I-17 and I-40 both open in Northern Arizona

No major highway closures in Payson, Show Low, Heber or Globe

PHOENIX – The two interstate highways in northern Arizona are open to traffic this afternoon (Monday) following heavy snow in the state’s high country, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Interstate 17 is open in the Flagstaff area, although drivers are urged to use caution due to icy conditions in some areas. ADOT snow plow crews have worked since Saturday evening to remove snow and ice from the highway.

Interstate 40 is open to traffic in both directions across Arizona. The highway had been closed in various locations since yesterday but crews were able to open eastbound I-40 between Ash Fork and Williams this morning.

The only Flagstaff area highway closed this afternoon is US 180 between Kendrick Park and the State Route 64 junction. The closure is beyond the entrance to Arizona Snow Bowl, northwest of Flagstaff.

No closures are reported along major highways in the Payson, Heber, Show Low or Globe areas. Drivers are still urged to be prepared for winter driving conditions along state routes 87 and 260 as well as US 60. Chains or four-wheel drive are no longer required on SR 87 or SR 260.
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