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Sat, Dec. 14

Winter storm leads to road closures, plow activity

State Route 89A through Oak Creek Canyon, between Sedona and Flagstaff, is one of several roads closed Friday due to a winter storm. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

State Route 89A through Oak Creek Canyon, between Sedona and Flagstaff, is one of several roads closed Friday due to a winter storm. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

The City of Sedona has deployed all of its snowplows and road closures are in place throughout northern Arizona on Friday.

Total accumulation throughout the day, in the Sedona area, is expected to be 4 to 8 inches. Motorists who don't need to be on the roads are being asked to stay put throughout Friday.

The highest priority roads are safety/emergency evacuation routes and major highways, followed by neighborhood connectors, then smaller streets.

Visit the ADOT's Az511 website, az511.com, for the latest state reports on roadway conditions.

State Route 89A over Mingus Mountain, between Jerome and Prescott Valley, is passable, but not recommended for use this morning.

Here is a list of highways that were completely closed as of 9 a.m. Friday:

--State Route 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff, both directions.\

-- State Route 260 between Camp Verde and Payson.

-- I-17 between the State Route 179 Sedona exit and I-40.

-- I-40 between the U.S 93 exit, near Kingman, and Winslow.

-- State Route 69 between Prescott and Prescott Valley.

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Interstate 17 was closed the morning of Friday, Nov. 29, at State Road 179, the main exit for Sedona. A major storm dropped at least 15 inches of snow along I-40 and was forecast to dump about as many as eight inches on Sedona on Friday. Several roads were closed throughout northern Arizona on one of the busiest travel and shopping days of the year. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

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