Third round of storms brings snow; more school closures in FlagstaffPosted: Updated:
It's another day off for students in Flagstaff, as the district announced Flagstaff schools will remain closed Wednesday, Jan. 25.
The snow days are really piling up for students in the area!
This will mark the fourth day in a row weather has prevented schools from opening.
The Flagstaff Unified School District closed schools on Tuesday because of the severe weather and hazardous driving conditions. Classes were already canceled on Monday and last Friday.
BASIS Flagstaff announced that the charter school will be closed on Tuesday.
The Blue Ridge School District originally planned to be on a two-hour delayed schedule but then canceled classes in the morning for Monday. District officials also said the schools will be on a two-hour delayed schedule for Tuesday, but due to the weather conditions, they decided to cancel school on Tuesday.
The Grand Canyon Unified District also canceled classes on Tuesday following its Monday closure.
[Slideshow: Winter weather moves through Arizona]
Winter Storm Warnings continue until 5 a.m. On Tuesday with those above 6,000 feet could get up to 14 inches of snow. The Arizona Department of Transportation has advised delaying driving on the roads due to heavy snow and breezy conditions. Winds could have gusts of up to 45 miles per hour.
For the Valley, a flash flood watch was issued from 11 a.m. Monday through 12 a.m. Tuesday for the greater Phoenix area, southern Gila County and the Tonto National Forest. Scattered showers hit the area and up to a quarter of an inch of rain is expected.
Video from the news helicopter showed the washes aren't flooding and low clouds are lingering. Roads were wet but street flooding has been minimal.
The storm is expected to move out by Tuesday and the state can start to dry out.
***TRAVEL ALERT***— Navajo County (@NavajoCountyAZ) January 23, 2017
SR 260 west of Heber has iced over!
Four wheel drive or snow chains recommended.
USE EXTREME CAUTION AND TAKE IT SLOW! pic.twitter.com/HZQAvYyyTZ
How's the weather in your area? Send your weather videos my way! pic.twitter.com/2EDopDkFh3— Derek Staahl (@DerekStaahl) January 23, 2017
If you're traveling in the higher elevations of AZ, expect heavy snow and strongly consider delaying travel until the weather improves. pic.twitter.com/BpRWe56AFb— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) January 23, 2017
8:30 am: Snowing + poor visibility. S.Rim roads snowpacked & icy. Hermit Rd & Desert View Dr (Hwy 64) closed. Wait until Tuesday to travel. pic.twitter.com/tvJe75gLcp— Grand Canyon NPS (@GrandCanyonNPS) January 23, 2017
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