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Sat, Oct. 19

US 180 closing north of Flagstaff
Travelers to and from Grand Canyon will be affected

FLAGSTAFF - The Arizona Department of Transportation will be closing US 180 north of Flagstaff at 5 p.m. today. Blowing and drifting snow are making conditions treacherous for drivers. ADOT snowplows are having difficulty keeping the road clear of snow and ice. ADOT's top priority during these major winter storms is the safety of all travelers.

This closure will not affect travel to Snow Bowl, Nordic Center, or any of the snow play areas located north of Flagstaff on US 180. Motorists wishing to travel to or from the Grand Canyon will need to use Interstate 40 and State Route 64 as alternate routes.

The closure spans a 12-mile stretch between Kendrick Park, milepost 236, and Cedar Ranch Road, milepost 248. Snow gates at the above locations will be closed.

The US 180 closure will remain in effect until the snow and wind subside. Drivers should anticipate this closure will remain in effect until these current storms move through the region.

Drivers can get the latest information about highway restrictions and closures through ADOT's Travel Information site at www.az511.gov or by calling 5-1-1.

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