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Arizona Department of Public Safety Closes State Route 87 from Winslow to Pine-Strawberry due to snow

Northbound and Southbound Interstate 17 closed south of Flagstaff

Thursday, January 21, 2010 -

Arizona Department of Public Safety closes State Route 87 from Winslow to Pine-Strawberry due to snow

Northbound and southbound Interstate 17 closed south of Flagstaff

DPS is discouraging ALL travel to Northern Arizona at this time due to adverse weather conditions

The second major storm moving through Arizona has resulted in the following highway closures:

  • State Route 89A is closed from Flagstaff to Sedona in both directions
  • Northbound I-17 is closed at milepost 298 (Camp Verde)
  • Northbound and Southbound I-17 is closed at milepost 337 (Pulliam Field/Flagstaff Airport)
  • Chains are required or 4X4 Vehicles on U.S. 60 in the Salt River Canyon
  • U.S. 180 closed from milepost 236.8 to 250 (highway leading to the Grand Canyon from Flagstaff)
  • Chains are required between Heber and Payson on S.R. 260
  • State Route 87 is closed from Winslow south to Pine-Strawberry
  • Power lines are lying across both northbound and southbound I-17 at Kachina Village (south of Flagstaff)

DPS will be opening our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at noon today at DPS Headquarters in Phoenix. This is in preparation for the next 24-hour storm cycle

DPS has sent additional personnel to areas across the state as well as increased staffing for the next few days.

DPS command is in regular contact with officials from the National Weather Service (NWS) and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Additionally DPS has been coordinating with ADOT, working hand in hand to ensure public safety on our state highway system. DPS is also in touch with city and county officials and utility companies across the state.