Update: Powerful winter storm hampers travel across much of Arizona
With snow continuing to fall, putting off travel is safest option
NOTE: Updates with major closures as of 7:15 p.m.
PHOENIX – Multiple stretches of Arizona’s highways were closed as of Thursday evening, Feb. 21, due to a powerful winter storm that continued across much of the state.
With the heavy weather expected to last into Friday and snow forecast to extend into eastern and southeastern Arizona overnight, the safest option remained delaying travel to and through higher elevations until the Arizona Department of Transportation’s plows have cleared highways of snow and ice. Motorists in lower elevations may see some snow along with considerable rainfall.
Wherever they travel in whatever weather they face, motorists should slow down for safety and expect the unexpected. Those traveling in areas with snow and ice should give ADOT’s plows plenty of room to work, staying at least four vehicle lengths behind and never passing a working plow until the operator pulls over to let traffic pass.
As of 7:15 p.m. Thursday, these were the major highway closures around Arizona. Because the situation remains dynamic, the best ways to keep track of highway closures, restrictions and conditions are following ADOT’s Twitter account at (@ArizonaDOT), calling 511, using the freeADOT Alerts app available at ADOTAlerts.com and visiting the Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov. A pop-up alert on ADOT’s homepage, azdot.gov, has an updated list of major closures:
- I-17 northbound at State Route 179, milepost 298
- Both directions of State Route 87 between Bush Highway and Winslow, mileposts 238-250
- Both directions State Route 260 between Star Valley and Heber-Overgaard, mileposts 256-302, and eastbound State Route 260 east of milepost 228 near Interstate 17
- Both directions of SR 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff, mileposts 375-398
- US 60 between Superior and Globe, at milepost 316
If you decide to travel, slow down for safety, budget plenty of time and leave prepared for the possibility that you will be delayed by closures related to weather and crashes. Four-wheel-drive vehicles and chains are recommended in areas with heavy snow.
ADOT has winter-driving tips available at azdot.gov/KnowSnow.
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Come to the No Place Like Home Gala
Yavapai Humane Society invites you to join us for an evening of generosity at our There’s No Place Like Home Fundraising Auction Gala on Saturday, May 11th at the Event Spot in Prescott Valley!
Starting at 5:00pm you’ll enjoy exclusive wine tastings paired with hors d’oeuvres and sommelier demonstrations! You’ll then enjoy a chef-designed wine pairing dinner, followed by an exciting live auction, a Fund the Future fundraising appeal, leadership & philanthropy honors along with more exciting presentations conducted by our sommelier’s! The evening closes out with an after party showcasing a live band in conjunction with a wine & dessert pairing featuring more sommelier offerings!
All the proceeds from the Gala will be used to save the lives of homeless cats, dogs & horses in Yavapai County. Your support helps us carry forward the mission of Yavapai Humane Society, to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of companion animals. It is our commitment to ensure that every companion animal in our community has a great home and is well cared for all of its life.
There’s No Place Like Home Gala
- Pricing: $150.00 per guest or invite your friends & colleagues and secure a table of 10 for $1,250.00.
- Complimentary valet parking will be provided.
*Please visit yavapaihumane.org/gala or call Gina Angueira at 928-445-2666 x118, for more information and to purchase your reservations.
Every employee, volunteer and Board member, along with each and every cat, dog and horse at Yavapai Humane Society, thanks you for your support. We look forward to creating a night of hope with you. See you there!
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