Phoenix AZ (April 8, 2013) – Interstate 40 east of Flagstaff is closed in both directions between Twin Arrows and Winslow (mileposts 218-252) because of strong winds and limited visibility, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
There is no estimate for when the highway will reopen. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from the California state line to Winslow and a high wind advisory from Winslow to the New Mexico state line – both effective until 8 p.m.
At 1 p.m., the National Weather Service reported winds of 40 mph in Flagstaff, with gusts to 59 mph.
For tips on driving safely during periods of blowing dust, please visit www.PullAsideStayAlive.org.
For the latest highway conditions across Arizona, visit ADOT’s Travel Information site at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.