Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from March 12-14 – KTAR.com
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PHOENIX — Snowfall across northern Arizona on Saturday evening shut down portions of multiple highways for hours, Arizona’s largest marijuana dispensary is opening its first Phoenix location and construction to repair Phoenix’s Seventh Street bridge that was damaged by a fire will begin Monday.
Here are some of the biggest stories that headlined the Arizona news cycle over the weekend.
Snowfall across northern Arizona shut down portions of multiple highways on Saturday evening, with some remaining closed until the morning hours of Sunday.
Long stretches of major routes Interstate 17, Interstate 40 and State Route 89A were closed starting at around 4 p.m. Saturday amid “extreme winter weather” and weather-related crashes, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.
I-17 northbound between SR 179 and Flagstaff, along with SR 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff, finally reopened just before 1:30 a.m. on Sunday.
While parts of I-40 reopened throughout the early morning hours, the highway didn’t fully reopen until 9:15 a.m. as drivers were left stranded for long periods of time on the snowy stretch of the highway.