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After being closed Wednesday, Dec. 29, by the Arizona Department of Transportation, Interstate 17 is now open northbound and southbound.

ADOT closed State Route 89A between mileposts 386, Pumphouse Wash, and 397, the Forest Highlands area, at 2 p.m. today to prioritize snow removal and deicing efforts on Interstate 17.

Mackenzie Nuño, ADOT public information officer, stated this portion of SR 89A will remain closed for at least 24 hours.

Snowy conditions caused the closure of Interstate 17 northbound 4 p.m. Wednesday. Dozens of calls of vehicles stuck or sliding off the roadway were reported to emergency crews all morning long. Southbound I-17 closed at 6 p.m., between mileposts 316 and 327, about two miles south of Flagstaff. Traffic was rerouted back north.

After midnight, due to a severe storm cell, Interstate 40 stretching through Kingman, Flagstaff and Winslow, milepost 71 to 252, was been closed in both directions due to winter driving conditions.

US Highway 180 was closed also between mileposts 236, Kendrick Park, and 248, Cedar Ranch.

Interstate 17 southbound out of Flagstaff opened at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 30. The roadway remained slippery and motorists are advised to use extra caution and reduced speeds.

As of 1:20 p.m., Thursday, Interstate 40 opened in both directions. I-17 northbound opened at 1:45 p.m.

Oak Creek Canyon is still closed.



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 12/30 Storm Update: I-17 northbound OPEN
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 13:46:49 -0700
From: Mackenzie Nuno
To: Undisclosed recipients:;


12/30

FLAGSTAFF DISTRICT

1:45 PM

*Interstate 17 is open northbound.

*US 180 is expected to remain closed through the evening.

*SR 89A will be reopened as soon as snowplows are able to clear the roadway. I will update you as soon as the roadway reopens.

 

1:20PM

*Interstate 40 is open in both directions.

*Interstate 17 northbound remains closed but crews are working diligently to reopen the roadway just as soon as it is safe to do so. I will update you as soon as the road opens.

*State Route 89A and US 180 remain closed.

 

10:30 AM

*Interstate 17 southbound is open out of Flagstaff. The roadway remains slippery and motorists are advised to use extra caution and reduced speeds.

*The other closures noted on the 6:03AM update remain.

 

6:03 AM

*Interstate 40 stretching through Kingman, Flagstaff and Winslow (milepost 71 to 252) has been closed in both directions due to winter driving conditions.

*I-17 northbound remains closed north of State Route 179. Traffic at this time is being diverted to southbound I-17. Drivers are advised to detour in advance or delay travels to avoid congestion at the turnaround.

*I-17 southbound is closed at Airport Road, about two miles south of Flagstaff. Traffic is being rerouted back to the north. Travel south from Flagstaff at this time is not recommended; no reopen time has been established.

*State Route 89A remains closed from Pumphouse Wash at milepost 386 to Forest Highlands Road at milepost 397 due to winter conditions and resource allocation.

*US 180 between mileposts 236 (Kendrick Park) and 248 (Cedar Ranch)

 

12/29

 

11 PM UPDATE

*Snowfall has subsided for a short time this evening but NWS is forecasting heavy snow to begin again around midnight and continue for another 8-12 hours.

*I-17 Southbound has been cleared of traffic tie-ups but remains closed until crews can properly plow and apply de-icers.  It is planned to reopen southbound at 01:00, Dec. 30, 2010.  This is subject to change depending on conditions.

*I-17 Northbound has not been completely cleared of tie-ups but there is improvement and traffic queues have been turned around and mainly redirected back south.  Northbound will remain closed for the night and reassessed tomorrow morning.

*SR 89A will remain closed through the night between mileposts 386 and 397 and will be reassessed once I-17 is completely open and resources can be shifted back to that location. 

 

6 PM

 *I-17 Southbound is closing immediately at Airport Road just south of Flagstaff between mileposts 316 and 327.

*I-17 Northbound remains closed at milepost 299.

 

4 PM

*I-17 Northbound is closing immediately at milepost 299. Traffic is being turned around to head southbound. Only local traffic will be permitted to enter Sedona.

 

12:55 PM

*ADOT will close SR 89A between mileposts 386 (Pumphouse Wash) and 397 (Forest Highlands) at 2 p.m. today in order to prioritize snow removal and deicing efforts on Interstate 17. This portion of SR 89A will remain closed for at least 24 hours.

 

11:30 AM

*All Flagstaff maintenance yards snow removal equipment and staff is fully deployed, plowing and deicing the roadways.

*Page yard has 2 snowplow trucks out on SR 98 and US 89.  Fredonia yard also have trucks out on US 89A and SR 389.

* All highways open and passable with both wet and snowpack conditions.

*NWS expecting conditions to deteriorate over next 12-18 hours with heavy snow and high winds. With these winds, motorists should anticipate the possibility of white out conditions as the snow increases.

 

8:15 AM

*Road crews are calling in conditions of ice and snow on roadways. Crews continue to monitor conditions.

*All roads remain open at this time.

*Snowplows are out removing snow from roadway and applying chemical deicer.

 

 

Mackenzie Nuño

Public Information Officer

Arizona Department of Transportation

Communication and Community Partnerships

Flagstaff District

(928) 779.7554 Desk

(928) 525.6494 Cell

Media Line: 800-949-8057 or news@azdot.gov

 



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After being closed Wednesday, Dec. 29, by the Arizona Department of Transportation, Interstate 17 is now open northbound and southbound.

ADOT closed State Route 89A between mileposts 386, Pumphouse Wash, and 397, the Forest Highlands area, at 2 p.m. today to prioritize snow removal and deicing efforts on Interstate 17.

Mackenzie Nuño, ADOT public information officer, stated this portion of SR 89A will remain closed for at least 24 hours.

Snowy conditions caused the closure of Interstate 17 northbound 4 p.m. Wednesday. Dozens of calls of vehicles stuck or sliding off the roadway were reported to emergency crews all morning long. Southbound I-17 closed at 6 p.m., between mileposts 316 and 327, about two miles south of Flagstaff. Traffic was rerouted back north.

After midnight, due to a severe storm cell, Interstate 40 stretching through Kingman, Flagstaff and Winslow, milepost 71 to 252, was been closed in both directions due to winter driving conditions.

US Highway 180 was closed also between mileposts 236, Kendrick Park, and 248, Cedar Ranch.

Interstate 17 southbound out of Flagstaff opened at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 30. The roadway remained slippery and motorists are advised to use extra caution and reduced speeds.

As of 1:20 p.m., Thursday, Interstate 40 opened in both directions. I-17 northbound opened at 1:45 p.m.

Oak Creek Canyon is still closed.



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 12/30 Storm Update: I-17 northbound OPEN
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 13:46:49 -0700
From: Mackenzie Nuno
To: Undisclosed recipients:;


12/30

FLAGSTAFF DISTRICT

1:45 PM

*Interstate 17 is open northbound.

*US 180 is expected to remain closed through the evening.

*SR 89A will be reopened as soon as snowplows are able to clear the roadway. I will update you as soon as the roadway reopens.

 

1:20PM

*Interstate 40 is open in both directions.

*Interstate 17 northbound remains closed but crews are working diligently to reopen the roadway just as soon as it is safe to do so. I will update you as soon as the road opens.

*State Route 89A and US 180 remain closed.

 

10:30 AM

*Interstate 17 southbound is open out of Flagstaff. The roadway remains slippery and motorists are advised to use extra caution and reduced speeds.

*The other closures noted on the 6:03AM update remain.

 

6:03 AM

*Interstate 40 stretching through Kingman, Flagstaff and Winslow (milepost 71 to 252) has been closed in both directions due to winter driving conditions.

*I-17 northbound remains closed north of State Route 179. Traffic at this time is being diverted to southbound I-17. Drivers are advised to detour in advance or delay travels to avoid congestion at the turnaround.

*I-17 southbound is closed at Airport Road, about two miles south of Flagstaff. Traffic is being rerouted back to the north. Travel south from Flagstaff at this time is not recommended; no reopen time has been established.

*State Route 89A remains closed from Pumphouse Wash at milepost 386 to Forest Highlands Road at milepost 397 due to winter conditions and resource allocation.

*US 180 between mileposts 236 (Kendrick Park) and 248 (Cedar Ranch)

 

12/29

 

11 PM UPDATE

*Snowfall has subsided for a short time this evening but NWS is forecasting heavy snow to begin again around midnight and continue for another 8-12 hours.

*I-17 Southbound has been cleared of traffic tie-ups but remains closed until crews can properly plow and apply de-icers.  It is planned to reopen southbound at 01:00, Dec. 30, 2010.  This is subject to change depending on conditions.

*I-17 Northbound has not been completely cleared of tie-ups but there is improvement and traffic queues have been turned around and mainly redirected back south.  Northbound will remain closed for the night and reassessed tomorrow morning.

*SR 89A will remain closed through the night between mileposts 386 and 397 and will be reassessed once I-17 is completely open and resources can be shifted back to that location. 

 

6 PM

 *I-17 Southbound is closing immediately at Airport Road just south of Flagstaff between mileposts 316 and 327.

*I-17 Northbound remains closed at milepost 299.

 

4 PM

*I-17 Northbound is closing immediately at milepost 299. Traffic is being turned around to head southbound. Only local traffic will be permitted to enter Sedona.

 

12:55 PM

*ADOT will close SR 89A between mileposts 386 (Pumphouse Wash) and 397 (Forest Highlands) at 2 p.m. today in order to prioritize snow removal and deicing efforts on Interstate 17. This portion of SR 89A will remain closed for at least 24 hours.

 

11:30 AM

*All Flagstaff maintenance yards snow removal equipment and staff is fully deployed, plowing and deicing the roadways.

*Page yard has 2 snowplow trucks out on SR 98 and US 89.  Fredonia yard also have trucks out on US 89A and SR 389.

* All highways open and passable with both wet and snowpack conditions.

*NWS expecting conditions to deteriorate over next 12-18 hours with heavy snow and high winds. With these winds, motorists should anticipate the possibility of white out conditions as the snow increases.

 

8:15 AM

*Road crews are calling in conditions of ice and snow on roadways. Crews continue to monitor conditions.

*All roads remain open at this time.

*Snowplows are out removing snow from roadway and applying chemical deicer.

 

 

Mackenzie Nuño

Public Information Officer

Arizona Department of Transportation

Communication and Community Partnerships

Flagstaff District

(928) 779.7554 Desk

(928) 525.6494 Cell

Media Line: 800-949-8057 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 



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