Photos: Snow in Arizona

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Much of northern Arizona was a winter wonderland Tuesday as a storm dropped snow in the high country.

The National Weather Service says Forest Lakes was the hardest hit with 33 inches of snow. Flagstaff had nearly a foot-and-a-half of snow, while Pine got 15 inches, Prescott received 9 inches and McNary had 7 inches.

The weather forced Flagstaff schools to close, but 3TV reporter Javier Soto said the conditions made for a picture-perfect snow day.
 
The Payson Unified School District also canceled classed for Tuesday.

Arizona Department of Transportation officials said while major roadways are open, drivers should check the latest weather conditions before heading out. Statewide highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Travel Information site at www.az511.gov or by calling 5-1-1.
 
Officials noted potentially hazardous conditions on Interstate 17 between Sedona and Flagstaff, and on Interstate 40 between Kingman and Walnut Canyon east of Flagstaff.

Drivers also could encounter snow and ice on State Route 87 between Payson and Interstate 40, and on State Route 260 in the Show Low area.
 
Officials said snowplows were working around the clock to clear snow and ice from highways impacted by the storm.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.