Big snow in northern Arizona, storm warning remains in effect

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (KSAZ/AP) -- A new storm warning is in effect on Sunday, and bad weather and multiple crashes Saturday afternoon caused closures of parts of Interstate 40 and other highways in northern Arizona's high country. 

The state Department of Transportation says I-40 was closed in both directions on a 49-mile stretch between Ash Fork and Flagstaff and there are also closures on State Route 89A, 87, 238 and 64 in the region.

A winter storm warning is in effect for elevations above 6,000 feet, and the heaviest snowfall was expected to occur before 8 p.m.

ADOT says motorists should consider delaying traveling in areas with heavy snowfall.
To the south, rain has been falling in the Phoenix area.

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