Driving in Northern and Eastern Arizona could be hazardous for the next couple of days as another winter storm is expected to bring rain, snow and cold temperatures to the region.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) says all motorists need to exercise caution if they have to travel on any public highway in Northern and Eastern Arizona.
These areas are experiencing cold air temperatures, heavy snowfall, slippery and icy road surfaces.
DPS is requesting all motorist to use extreme caution for travel at elevations above 5500 feet. Please plan your trip and prepare for road closures, slow down, be patient and be observant of all Warning Signs.
Current Roadway Information:
State Route 260 is closed between the Junctions of State Route 273 and 373. In order to get to the City of Greer, motorists will have to travel eastbound on US60 from Show Low to Springerville and then double back westbound on State Route 260 to Greer. Motorist can travel to the Sunrise Ski Resort on State Route 273, but cannot travel east of that junction area.
Snow chains or four-wheel drive vehicles are required between Hondah and the Sunrise turn-off at the State Route 273 junction.
US180 is still closed north of Flagstaff between Kendrick Park and Valle.
No state highway construction closures over the holidays
Drivers heading out along state highways during the holidays will get a break from construction-related closures. The Arizona Department of Transportation says no construction closures are scheduled between now and the end of New Year’s weekend Jan. 5.
Drivers are urged to slow down, especially in existing work zones. ADOT has joined the Department of Public Safety and Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in asking drivers to be prepared before heading out on holiday trips. Safe-driving tips for holiday travel include: