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In this photo, Everly Reed, 3, (left) and her brother Nicholas Reed, 6, enjoy a weekend trip to Flagstaff. The two are pictured sledding outside of Old Main on Northern Arizona University's campus.

Flagstaff’s second official snowfall of 2018 totaled 4.5 inches. And, by noon Arizona Snowbowl had logged 5 inches and was expecting to see at least a foot come morning. Yesterday’s weather also meant slick, icy conditions on Flagstaff's roads and surrounding freeways. ADOT reported several slide offs, as well as crashes on I-17 and SR89A. I-17, I-40, SR89A, and US 180 all saw delays throughout the day as well. At 2:00 p.m., I-17 northbound was at a complete standstill at Munds Park and continued to be jammed throughout much of the day. Significant delays were also present in both directions of US 180. ADOT attributed those delays to snowplay traffic, which was worsening towards the afternoon and was expected to be at its height later into the evening as snow players headed home. Sunday's weather looks to be drier and sunnier, with a high of 36 degrees and no precipitation in the forecast.

Ben Shanahan, Arizona Daily Sun

All afternoon school activities at Flagstaff Unified Schools are cancelled. There will be no late bus service.


Education/Business Reporter

Suzanne writes about education and business. She covers the local school district, charter schools and Northern Arizona University. She also writes the Sunday business features.

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