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Weather Service Forecasting Heavy Snow At Higher Elevations

Expect rain throughout the day, and if you’re driving north to higher elevations — snow, lot’s of it.  If it’s been awhile driving in snow for you, here's what to remember before you go.

The storm that dumped snow and rain across California is moving across Arizona clear up the Rockies.  The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy snow at elevations near and above the Mogollon Rim.

“Yeah, this is going to be a big storm dumping feet of snow up in the Flagstaff area," said Ryan Harding with the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Harding says the agency is watching the storm closely and preparing.

"Our plow drivers are already heading out ahead of the storm to prep the roads with de-icing material to keep the ice from forming on the roads,” he said.

If you go, he advises you prepare, too, beginning with an emergency kit.

“And, that includes extra blankets, extra warm clothes, a flash light, maybe an extra charger for your cell phone, food and water to drink, just in case they close the road down,” Harding said.

Prep the car, too, he says, and top off any fluids, check the window wipers, the car tread and call ahead for road conditions at az511.gov. 

Holliday Moore is a native Arizonan and veteran journalist who joined KJZZ’s news team in January 2017.Moore graduated from Arizona State University after double majoring in mass communications and marketing/management. She spent her first two decades reporting for television news, beginning in small markets and working up to congressional correspondent in Washington, D.C., for a political news service.Family commitments in Arizona brought her back to the Southwest, where she covered legislative and court beats for Albuquerque’s KRQE-TV and the infamous Four Corner Manhunt as KREZ-TV’s managing editor.Back home in Phoenix, she developed ABC15’s “Democracy Project,” now instituted at all Scripps’ news stations nationwide. Her work garnered “Best Practices” recognition by the Poynter Institute and the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism.Her television reports, from sports to cultural issues, earned her multiple Emmy and Associated Press nominations, including a Rocky Mountain Emmy for her Hopi Partition Land Act coverage.As she started a family, Moore started her own media production agency, producing magazine-style travel stories for the Emmy-winning Arizona Highways Television show while working part time for a Valley radio station. She is convinced radio is where visual, sound, and print are merging through deeper storytelling. In her relatively short time with radio network affiliates, she has won four Edward R. Murrow Awards and multiple nominations from other professional news societies.Moore now teaches advanced broadcast writing to the next generation of reporters at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where a high percentage have gone on to receive national awards for their work in her class. She enjoys being back home near childhood friends and sharing the beautiful Arizona desert with her husband and young son.