Snow affects driving in N. Arizona

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by Jennifer Thomas

Video report by Steve Ryan

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 1 at 5:21 PM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A storm is creating headaches along northern Arizona roadways.

Several inches of snow fell in Flagstaff and surrounding areas and over in Rim Country on Thursday.

Interstate 40 was at a standstill for most of the day with several jack-knifed semitrucks. Travel on Interstate 17 wasn't any better with several slide-offs reported from the snow and ice.

The Arizona Department of Transportation urges motorists to use extra caution due to possible difficult driving conditions.

Drivers planning trips are urged to monitor travel conditions by calling 5-1-1 within Arizona, 1-888-411-ROAD outside the state, or via the Web at www.az511.gov. Because weather conditions can quickly evolve, drivers are encouraged to regularly check in with ADOT's Traveler Information Service. Motorists should delay or detour travel plans if necessary.

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