Wednesday Morning #Flagstaff Area Traffic Conditions, Closures, and Incidents

7:15 AM 2/22/2023


If weather conditions deteriorate, additional highway closures may become necessary.

The National Weather Service is forecasting blizzard conditions and “treacherous driving conditions” that include wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour; 2-3 inches of snow per hour, beginning early Wednesday morning; and wind chill temperatures falling below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The strong winds will create hazards for drivers, especially for those of high-profile vehicles. 

Drivers who choose to travel on other roadways during this week’s storms should be prepared to spend extended time on the road in extreme winter conditions. You should avoid traveling in winter weather to avoid situations where highways are impassable for long periods of time. Tracking the forecast and packing an emergency travel kit before traveling are among ADOT’s safety recommendations.

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.govdownloading the AZ511 app, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT

ADOT snowplows are working around-the-clock in affected areas. Motorists are reminded not to tailgate a snowplow – leave four car-lengths between the snowplow and your vehicle – and do not pass a snowplow. Let the snowplow clear the roadway of snow and ice, allowing for safer travel for everyone. 

    • Closed between US 93 and the Arizona-New Mexico state line (MP 72-359) 
    • Snow and ice on the road surface in many areas. 
  • Interstate 17: CLOSED
    • Closed between SR 179 and Flagstaff (298-340)
    • Snow and ice on the road surface in many areas. 
    • Black ice was reported on and around overpasses. 
  • Highway 89 North: OPEN in both directions.
    • Snow and ice on the road surface in many areas. 
  • Highway 180: CLOSED
    • Closed north of Snowbowl (MP 236-248) 
    •  Snow, pack, and ice on the road surface in many areas. 
  • Highway 89A: CLOSED.
    • Closed between Sedona and I-17 (MP 375-398)
  • Flagstaff Streets: Many surface streets are snow packed and slippery.