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Multiple stretches of highway closed in northern Arizona due to winter storm

Mar 15, 2024, 12:41 PM | Updated: 8:47 pm

US 89A near Jacob Lake is blanketed in snow during a winter storm as seen in an Arizona Department ...

Multiple stretches of highway were closed in northern Arizona on Friday. (Arizona Department of Transportation photos)

(Arizona Department of Transportation photos)

PHOENIX — With a winter storm creating dangerous driving conditions, multiple stretches of highway were closed in northern Arizona on Friday.

As of around 6 p.m., SR 64 in both directions remained closed in both directions east of the Grand Canyon National Park, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Earlier in the day, all of these roads shut down due to either winter weather or crashes:

  • SR 260 in both directions between Interstate 17 and SR 87 (mileposts 218-252).
  • US 89A southbound near Jacob Lake (milepost 576).
  • State Route 87 northbound near Payson (milepost 245).
  • A crash shut down eastbound lanes of the US 60 between Globe and Show Low (milepost 298).

A winter weather advisory is in effect through Friday night for elevations above 6,500 feet.

With a foot or more of snow in the forecast for some areas of northern Arizona, anybody who has to drive in the high country is urged take precautions and be prepared for delays.

Motorists are advised to pack an emergency kit with a road map, healthy snacks, safety flares, a small folding shovel, an ice scraper and a first-aid kit.

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