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Thu, June 17

Interstate 40 re-opens after crash
Crash leaves two dead, 50 injured

Interstate 40 has re-opened after a multiple vehicle collision occurred Sunday shortly after noon. The accident occurred about six miles west of Flagstaff, leaving two dead and over 50 injured, according to officials with the Department of Public Safety in Flagstaff. Approximately 139 vehicles were involved in the pileup, with accidents on both the east and west bound lanes.

Officials blamed slick roads and whiteout conditions for contributing to the massive accident.

The eastbound lanes re-opened at 2:45 a.m. and the westbound lanes re-opened at 4:50 a.m. this morning.

Meanwhile, snow continues to fall in northern Arizona, though the snow remains slushy and wet. Weather reports call for a 40 percent chance of snow in Williams today with little to no snow accumulation. The snow is expected to move out of the area by tomorrow morning. Highs in Williams today will range between 36 to 42 degrees, with lows between 17 and 23 degrees.

Officials with DPS recommended that drivers use extreme care when traveling on the roadways today and obey safe distances when behind other vehicles.

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