Gusting winds, blowing dust close I-40 east of Flagstaffby The Associated Press on Apr. 03, 2009, under Local, Special
FLAGSTAFF — Strong winds and low visibility have forced the closure of a 41-mile stretch of Interstate 40 in northern Arizona.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety says it was asked by state transportation officials at midmorning Friday to help close the interstate between Winona, which is just east of Flagstaff, and Winslow.
A good chunk of northern Arizona is under a high wind warning. The National Weather Service says a peak wind gust of 69 mph was recorded at 10 a.m in Winslow.