Early Morning Storm Closes I-40 At SR95 Intersection

Early Morning Storm Closes I-40 At SR95 Intersection
Becky Maxedon / 21 Feb 2019 / No Comments » Comments

An early morning storm wreaked havoc on the Lake Havasu City area, bringing snow showers as near as Havasu Heights. The Arizona Department of Transportation closed Interstate 40 at its intersection with State Route 95 eastbound to Kingman. Roads were also closed because of snow in the Kingman area.

ADOT closed the I-40 east Thursday morning at the Pilot Station. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

“(The I-40) is still closed, with no estimated time to reopen because of snow, ice, crashes and disabled vehicles that blocked I-40 in Kingman for hours,” an ADOT official said.

The storm brought rain, sometimes heavy, to Lake Havasu City along with some sleet/hail in the area early this morning.

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Snow on the ground Thursday morning in Havasu Heights. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

The National Weather Service forecasts showers throughout today, mainly before 8 p.m. The low, the weather service forecasts tonight could drop down to 38 degrees with a 60 percent chance of precipitation overnight.

Friday should be partly sunny and clearing with a high near 54, according to the weather service’s forecast.

Snow in Brian Viernow’s front yard in Kingman, AZ Thursday morning. photo courtesy Brian Viernow

Erica McCorkle’s children play in the snow Thursday at Havasu Heights. Photo courtesy Erica McCorkle

Photo courtesy Judi Harris

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