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Snowfall closes schools in Flagstaff, keep plows busy

Posted at 7:02 AM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 09:02:37-05

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Snowfall closed schools and kept snow plow operators busy across northern Arizona's highway country early Wednesday.

Public schools were closed in Flagstaff which the National Weather Service said had 9.4 inches (24 centimeters) of snowfall by 6 a.m. with up to 2 inches (5 centimeters) more inches expected.

Forecasters said conditions would improve gradually from the west during the day. Travelers were advised to take emergency supplies such as food and water in their vehicles.

In south-central Arizona, Maricopa County sheriff's deputies rescued three people who were in a vehicle stuck in a running wash crossing in Cave Creek, a Phoenix suburb.