Its common for Flagstaff, Arizona to have snow but last Thursday was historic.
ARIZONA SNOW: Flagstaff had 35.9″ of snow – THEIR SNOWIEST DAY ON RECORD! This video is from backups on highway 87 near Rye, Arizona. 📷: Kyle Shields
The city is under a state of emergency besides flakes haven’t stopped after snow buried Flagstaff: 35.9 inches of it.
— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) February 22, 2019
Thursday was the snowiest single day in history of Flagstaff with 2.9 feet that fell destroying previous record in 1915 with 31 inches.
CURRENT CLOSURES: Updated at 7:30 a.m. There is no estimated time to reopen any highways, and additional closures are possible based on weather or crashes. We continue to advise against traveling in northern Arizona during this severe winter storm. #aztraffic #azwx pic.twitter.com/ljOc2TTy0P
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) February 22, 2019
Col. Frank Milstead, Arizona Department of Public Safety Director had posted one photo on social media showed the tires on a state police SUV below the snow.
Flagstaff and Oak Creek are getting pounded by this Snow Storm. @Arizona_DPS & @ArizonaDOT are working to keep everyone safe. The Winter Wonderland will last. Come see the aftermath when the storm has passed and the roads are clear. pic.twitter.com/DRYdz0bT9f
— Col. Frank Milstead (@frank_milstead) February 21, 2019
Arizona Department of Transportation asks travelers to not travel in or through Northern Arizona. Conditions of roads remain too dangerous with no specific date for its improvement.
— Chad (@ChadWilliamson) February 21, 2019
400 calls for stranded vehicles besides slide-offs responded by state troopers in 24 hours.