Sedona, AZ: A major snow storm dumped more than six inches of snow overnight, turning Red Rock Country into a winter wonderland.
Brief power outages have been reported and side streets remain covered with snow creating hazardous driving conditions around town.
People are finding it difficult to even drive out of their driveways.
The heavy snow has also downed trees and S.R. 89A remains closed between Flagstaff and Sedona.
Drivers are urged to drive with extreme caution and not to travel if not necessary.
I-17 northbound partially reopens; several high country highways remain closed Interstate 17 northbound has reopened between Black Canyon City and State Route 179, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The following highways remain closed:
I-17 northbound between State Route 179 and Flagstaff (MP 298-340)
I-40 westbound between Holbrook and Ash Fork (MP 289-146)
I-40 eastbound between US 93 and Winslow (MP 72-255)
US 180 north of Snowbowl (MP 236-248)
US 191 in both directions south of Alpine (MP 188-253)
SR 260 in both directions from east of Camp Verde to SR 87 (MP 229-251)
SR 89A in both directions between Sedona and Flagstaff (MP 375-398)
SR 87 in both directions between Winslow and north of State Route 260 (MP 325-278)
SR 64 near the Grand Canyon National Park East Entrance (MP 244-261)
SR 366 near Mt. Graham in both directions (MP 131-137)
Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, downloading the AZ511 app, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT.
Check with the National Weather Service for current weather conditions and forecasts.
Interstate travelers looking to pass through Arizona are encouraged to use southern routes, including I-10 and I-8, for travel.