|Taken early this year on I-40 near Flagstaff, this photo shows some|
serious snowfall. Other Arizona routes that receive little traffic and
heavy snowfall are closed during the winter months.
A handful of state routes are annually shut down because they’re located in areas where HEAVY snowfall is common. These routes typically see little traffic – so it makes sense for ADOT to use its resources to keep more heavily traveled highways open.
When ADOT closes a road for the winter, maintenance crews will set up barricades at the closure points and then drive the roads to make sure no vehicles are in the closed sections.
So far, a few routes have already been closed, or are scheduled to close within a few weeks …