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Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, (928) 638-7958Grand Canyon, Ariz. –The National Weather Service is predicting several large winter storms across Northern Arizona, including Grand Canyon National Park. The National Weather Service Flagstaff has issued a Winter Storm Warning through Wednesday, January 6th and a Winter Storm Watch has been issued from Wednesday evening through Friday, January 8th. Significant snow fall is expected across Northern Arizona.
Grand Canyon National Park would like to alert visitors and residents to winter driving conditions. With these upcoming storms drivers can anticipate hazardous road conditions and possible road closures restricting access to Grand Canyon National Park and Highway 64 to Desert View. During a winter storm shuttle bus service may be temporarily suspended until road conditions improve.
Park Rangers are encouraging all visitors to plan accordingly and be prepared for winter driving conditions. "Visitor safety is our number one priority. We want to ensure that all of our visitors arrive at Grand Canyon safe" explained Ranger Shannon Miller. "If you can reschedule your visit to Grand Canyon to a later date with more optimal weather we would hope you consider doing so." Miller said.
Visitors and residents are encouraged to visit the National Weather Service Flagstaff website http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/ for up-to-date weather forecasts and snow fall predictions. For information about Grand Canyon National Park road closures and conditions call 928-638-7496 or visit https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/weather-condition.htm.