PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- It's a cold and snowy New Year's Eve across the state as snow is falling north of Phoenix and in Arizona's high country.
Just north of the Valley in Cordes Junction, snow has blanketed the desert and as a result, traffic is moving slowly along Interstate 17.
State Route 89A is closed in both directions north of Jerome due to the snow and State Route 169 through Prescott is also closed due to weather conditions.
As of 12 p.m. on Monday, there had been reports of at least 15 vehicles sliding off roadways.
According to the National Weather Service, 4-to-8-inches of snow is expected to fall in Flagstaff on Monday. Over the past 24 hours, the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort received 8 inches of new snow.
>>VIDEO: Snow falls on Interstate 17
I-17 NB going into Verde Valley is very slick and drivers are having difficulty stopping, according to this video from ADOT's Mark Trennepohl, the statewide road weather manager. #aztraffic pic.twitter.com/Rxs7jkMawE— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) December 31, 2018
These snowy images are from McGuireville, Oak Creek Canyon and Dewey. Please consider delaying travel until the storm passes. If you decide to travel, be prepared for delays and the possibility that you will spend extended time in winter conditions due to slowing and closures. pic.twitter.com/hSTtY4voMN— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) December 31, 2018
Here's a look at the areas where ADOT is responding for ice and snow, crashes and/or vehicle slide-offs. If you are planning to drive during the current storm, we advise you to postpone until the storm passes. #aztraffic #azwx pic.twitter.com/i0oLkgIbpK— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) December 31, 2018
Traffic Alert: Numerous slide-offs, collisions and disabled vehicles north of the valley related to winter weather. Driver error is typically the cause, so please slow down and be prepared for winter travel! Learn more at https://t.co/1MK24DwGcU pic.twitter.com/RoGstAmAFc— Dept. Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) December 31, 2018
It's a winter wonderland just north of the valley. Cordes Junction looks like this. I-17 running really slow both north and south just past Black Canyon City. @ArizonaDOT #AZsnow #fox10phoenix pic.twitter.com/KdNAsZtbCv— Jon Noetzel (@fox10PhotoChief) December 31, 2018
6 am Update for snow amounts:— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) December 31, 2018
Snow will spread south along
Interstate 17 on Monday. The heaviest snow will fall between 12pm - 6pm. Expect heavy traffic delays and remember to bring cell phone chargers, water, and snacks. #azwx pic.twitter.com/mohvfwHazl