Sunday, March 18, 2012

Winter storm closes highways in northern Arizona

Contributed file photo: Snowbound in Strawberry

I-40, I-17, US 180, SR 87 closed

Arizona Department of Transportation crews are fully deployed in response to the winter storm that developed overnight. Heavy snow is still falling from Flagstaff to the White Mountains, causing hazardous driving conditions. 

The following closures are in place as of 8 a.m. 

Northbound Interstate-17 is closed at the junction of State Route 179. I-17 southbound remains open at this time. 

Interstate-40 is closed in both directions from US 93 to Winslow. 

US 180 is closed north of the Arizona Snowbowl to State Route 64 at Valle.

State Route 87 is closed north of Pine near Clint’s Well.

ADOT reminds drivers to use extra caution and prepare for driving in winter conditions. Winter driving tips and other useful information may be found on our website at For current road and weather conditions, please visit or dial 5-1-1.

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