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Snowstorm forces multiple road closures in Arizona, drivers report being trapped on I-40 overnight


The Arizona Department of Transportation (AZDOT) has shut down several roadways after a major snowstorm swept through the state Monday.

On Monday, a serious snowstorm battered Arizona, leaving some areas blanketed in as much as 14 inches of snow. AZDOT began road closures on Monday afternoon, and many roads remain shut down on Tuesday for the extreme weather.

According to the City of Kingman Police Department, between 4:00pm on Monday, January 25th, and 6:00am on Tuesday, January 26th, officers responded to nine non-injury crashes, two minor injury crashes and twenty assorted traffic related complaints to include slide-offs and stuck vehicles.

Several drivers have reported being stuck in traffic on I-40 overnight.

Here are the AZDOT road closures as of 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday:

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 7:45 a.m. *EXPECT EXTREMELY HEAVY TRAFFIC ON I-40 near Kingman from earlier crashes*

The following highways are closed due to extreme winter conditions:

▸Interstate 40 is closed eastbound at State Route 89 between mileposts 145-160.

▸State Route 89 is closed in both directions From Chino Valley to I-40 (mileposts 328-363)

▸State Route 80 is closed in both directions in Bisbee between mileposts 340 and 342

▸Interstate 17 is closed between SR 179 and Lake Mary Road (mileposts 299-340)

▸US 191 from mileposts 225 to 254 (just south of Alpine)

▸State Route 73 from US 60 to SR 260

▸State Route 87 between the Bush Highway and Winslow (mileposts 236-342)

▸State Route 260 between Star Valley and Heber, and from east of Camp Verde to SR 87

▸US 60 in both directions from Globe to Show Low

▸State Route 89A between Sedona and Interstate 17; and from Jerome to Clarkdale

▸State Route 89 from north of Peeples Valley to just south of Prescott

▸State Route 288 westbound between mileposts 259 and 311

For the most up to date travel information from AZDOT, you can visit az511.gov.


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