UPDATE

Highway west of Flagstaff closed due to snow is back open

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US 180 north of Flagstaff  closed from MP 224-264 because of drifting snow shown here in Kendrick Park. Plows can't keep up. (Source: Arizona Dept. of Transportation) US 180 north of Flagstaff closed from MP 224-264 because of drifting snow shown here in Kendrick Park. Plows can't keep up. (Source: Arizona Dept. of Transportation)
A semi-truck slid off the Interstate 40 about 20 miles west of Flagstaff. (Source: ADOT) A semi-truck slid off the Interstate 40 about 20 miles west of Flagstaff. (Source: ADOT)
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

U.S. 180 west of Flagstaff has reopened, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Heavy snow and drifts closed the highway on Monday. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Heavy snowfall in Flagstaff closes highway's 36-mile stretch 

The Arizona Department of Transportation has closed a 36-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 180 north of Flagstaff due to heavy snowfall.

The National Weather Service says Flagstaff was expected to get four to eight inches of snow Monday afternoon and another one to three inches on Monday night.

Flagstaff already had 15 inches of snow from the last storm a few days ago.

[READ MORE: Third round of storms brings Valley rain, snow in high country]

The winter storm conditions led to the closure of all schools within the Flagstaff Unified School District on Monday.

The metro Phoenix area was expected to get about one-tenth of an inch of rain as the storm begins to move in Monday afternoon.

[Slideshow: Winter weather moves through Arizona]

Earlier storms caused the ground to get saturated and raised concerns of flash flooding as creeks began to flow with water.

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