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Snow Storm March 2006

A major winter storm hit Rim Country Friday, March 10 and continued through the weekend dropping more than 30 inches of snow on a drought-ridden community. The storm closed both major highways into Payson. The American Red Cross set up an emergency shelter for stranded motorists at the old Payson High School Gym. Saturday night the shelter housed 165 people including a group of 76 Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts from the American Muslim Society who were evacuated from Camp Geronimo. This gallery includes staff and reader-submitted photos.

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Highways 87 and 260 were closed due to heavy snow.

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Highway 260 about 3.5 miles from the Beeline, headed west.

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This photo was taken in Woodhill after 12" of snow had accumulated around the daffodils.

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Police officers and volunteers were working to assist and inform motorists throughout the storm.

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The American Red Cross set up a shelter inside the old Payson High School gym. ...

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The shelter housed 165 people. This puppy had to stay in the family car for ...

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Scout leaders organized games and activities to keep children, as well as adults, busy and ...

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Cub Scout leader Ammar Abed receives help from friend Ali Maatough after a race in ...

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Richard Haddad/Roundup While at the emergency shelter in Payson, Girl Scout Huda Elsaad, 14, shares ...

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Ibrahim Tumeh, 4; Omar Abed, 6; Mohammad Alsmadi ,7; and Malik Abuwandi, 7 were among ...

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Early morning steam rises from Green Valley Lake on Monday morning after the weekend snowstorm.

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This 8.5-foot snowman was built on Phoenix Street by Trent, 3-year-old Breanna and Monica.

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