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December 15, 2015 15:24
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As the winter approaches in the Northern part of Arizona, various roads  have been closed due to heavy snowfall.

Coconino National Forest is gearing up to take various executions in regard to protect visitors and conserve forest resources and roads.

According to officials, they need to close several roads every year due to snowfall and other weather condition. They work for the safety of drivers and do not let them trapped and jammed in the snowstorm.

The Mogollon Rim Ranger District is going to close the roads on December 16. Forest roads on the Flagstaff and Red Rock Ranger Districts are also being closed for the winter.

On the other hand, many schools have to modify their schedule due to heavy snowfall.  

The district might be run two hours late on Tuesday said, Karin Eberhard, district relations coordinator for the Flagstaff Unified School District.

The schedule can be changed according to weather and road conditions. People can for more updates about the school schedules.

The Show Low School District’s, Sequoia School, St. Anthony Catholic School and Blue Ridge School District can schedule a two hour delay on Tuesday, while the daily schedule of The Mountain Christian School is getting late for an hour on Tuesday.

Monday was the snow day for the students in the Flagstaff Unified School District and the Williams Unified School District. Superintendent Joe Howard said in a message to the parents that, there was a two hour delay on Monday in Schools of the Prescott Unified School District. On the other hand, the finals of the Northern Arizona University had conducted on schedule timings.

Jessica Nolte, National Weather Service meteorologist told, “The watch is issued to give folks a chance to get ready to take action for the mornings, we are going to have those cool temperatures.”

Kelly Murray Young, an extension agent for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Maricopa County proposed some tips to save plants in this weather. He said that, “ make sure that the plant is properly irrigated, the rain (Monday) morning should help. The more dehydrated a leaf is, the more likely it is to be damaged. Water moderates temperature change, so having water in the soil will help. Water also releases heat at night if (the plant) is irrigated well.”


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