As winter storm intensifies, be prepared for rain, wind and snow
Rain and wind gusts should turn overnight to light
snow in high country
PHOENIX – A winter storm packing rain, wind and, later, the possibility of light snow and ice in the high country is all the more reason
for Arizonans to drive with care and adjust their speed to conditions.
While much of the state is expected to see rain Friday, the forecast for many areas also calls for sustained winds of between 30 and 40 mph
and even stronger gusts. Beginning Friday night, a cold front will lower snow
levels to around 5,000 feet and drop temperatures, meaning drivers in Arizona’s
high country should be prepared for the possibility of light snow accumulating
as well as ice on the road.
The Arizona Department of Transportation’s nearly 200 snowplows and 400 certified snowplow drivers are ready to deal with snow and ice.
For the most current information about highway conditions and restrictions
statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at az511.gov, follow us on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511.
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