Yesterday's snowfall in northern Arizona caused major traffic delays for vehicles traveling on both I-17 and I-40. I-40 was closed for hours with multiple vehicle collisions. Currently, both interstates are opened but an additional one to three inches of snow is expected to fall today, according to the National Weather Service.
An additional two to four inches are expected overnight for elevations above 7,000 feet and tomorrow a predicted three to seven inches of new snow accumulation is forecasted.
A winter storm moving through the region is expected to drop six to nine inches before Friday morning. I-40 east bound at mile post 188.5 Flagstaff - west bound lanes reopened, east bound closure now at MP 185.26
I-40 will not be closed at US 93. However, ADOT is suggesting delaying trips or seeking alternatives if possible. I-17 northbound was closed earlier but is now opened according to information from ADOT.
The winter storm advisory is in effect until 11:00 a.m. Friday. Winter driving conditions are expected with heavy delays possible.