SR-64 remains closed near Grand Canyon; winter storm caused several freeway closure early Monday

Downed power poles left hundreds without power and multiple highways are closed as a winter storm continues to hit northern Arizona.
Published: Jan. 1, 2023 at 7:42 PM MST|Updated: Jan. 2, 2023 at 12:35 PM MST
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COCONINO COUNTY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - The Arizona Department of Transportation has closed multiple highways in northern Arizona due to a winter storm that continues to travel across the state. The following highways are currently closed: SR 64 is closed between mileposts 242 and 269 near the Grand Canyon.

Several other state highways and byways were closed across the northern portion of the state as a storm dumped over a foot of snow in the higher elevations. Early Monday morning, the Flagstaff Unified School District announced that it was closing all campuses. Initially, the school district advised of a two-hour delayed start, but extended overnight road closures and dangerously low visibility prompted administrators to cancel classes.

Snowplows are working to clear the roadways in the affected areas. ADOT advises motorists, not to tailgate or pass a snowplow and recommends leaving four car lengths between the snowplow and your vehicle.

Sunday’s winter weather has also caused car accidents in northern Arizona. ADOT says the I-49 westbound lanes near Williams were closed due to a crash blocking the lanes.

Visit Arizona’s Family’s First Alert Weather page to stay up-to-date on the latest weather forecast.