ADOT: I-40 reopens between US 93 and Williams
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A 93-mile stretch of Interstate 40 has reopened between the U.S. 93 and Williams Friday morning after previously being closed due to dangerous driving conditions.
The Arizona Department of Transportation announced the closure just after 6 a.m., and that the interstate had reopened around 8 a.m. It comes as another round of wet weather is expected to impact the High Country throughout Friday. Arizona’s Family Chief First Alert Meteorologist Royal Norman issued a First Alert for a Winter Weather Advisory in northern Arizona until 2 p.m. on Friday above 3,500 feet. Payson is expected to see 2-4″ of snow, and Prescott could get snow as well.
A number of schools in northern Arizona were also impacted by the wintery conditions. Page Unified delayed its start time by two hours on Friday. Flagstaff Unified, Hopi Jr./Sr., High School, and Kayenta Unified School Districts canceled classes. The City of Flagstaff has issued a weather alert through Sunday, advising that residential trash collection will be delayed.
Friday’s closures come as a record-breaking snowstorm hit much of the region. Flagstaff saw just shy of 15 inches of snow on Sunday, breaking the previous daily snowfall record of about 9 inches set in 1978
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