Flagstaff AZ – nterstate 40 will be opened tonight at 7 pm both east and west bound. Interstate 17 will be open south bound only at 7 pm tonight and then north bound I-17 will be opened at 7 am Saturday morning. All other closed routes in the Flagstaff area will still remain closed. Both Interstates still have snow packed sections and drivers need to use extreme caution. SR 77 in-between Superior and Kearny: CLOSED.
Flagstaff AZ – The Flagstaff Symphony has postponed its concert of Russia Master Composers. Originally scheduled for tonight and re-scheduled earlier this week for Saturday night, the concert is being put on indefinite hold because of the persistent storms battering the region. When the make-up date is announced, KNAU will have it for you and you can also watch flagstaffsymphony.org for the latest.
Tonight's event, "Do the Right Thing" at the Orpheum Theatre is canceled. Saturday and Sunday films are still on pending future snow storms.
Flagstaff AZ – Due to conditions resulting from sever winter weather, the City of Flagstaff, Coconino County and the State of Arizona have issued formal Emergency Declarations. Owners & occupants of buildings with flat roofs are required to clear (and keep clear) snow and ice accumulations from their rooftops in order to avoid dangerous conditions. The City reserves the right to close buildings that fail to comply with this order.
Flagstaff AZ – Flagstaff police Lt. Ken Koch says no injuries have been reported. He says the damage ranges from roof collapses at a fabric store and bookstore to leaky roofs at restaurants and compromised structural integrity at other buildings.
He says authorities and structural engineers are conducting building inspections Friday.
He advised employees against getting on rooftops to shovel snow without an inspection. Flat roofs are most at risk for damage.
A powerful winter storm has dumped around 4 feet of snow in the Flagstaff area this week.
Phoenix, AZ – The governor declared a state of emergency for Coconino, Apache, Navajo, Gila and Maricopa counties. That moves frees up $200,000 to be used to pay for emergency responses as well as aid in recovery once the storm passes.
(We are concerned, of course, about the whole state. But with the snow and the rain up there, it will be a situation that really needs an assessment when we can see what has taken place over the evening.)