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Arizonans Brace for Heavy Snow Amid Winter Storms

El Nino arrives in Arizona, bringing heavy snow to parts of the state.

Snow blankets Flagstaff, Ariz. on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Earlier today the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow from 11 a.m. Thursday through 5 p.m. Friday above 5,000 feet.

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Elliott Siner takes a break from sledding in Flagstaff, Ariz. on Jan. 6.  

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Zach Bednar hits a ramp while snowboarding in Flagstaff on Jan. 6.

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Bicycles are covered in snow on the Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff. Flagstaff has received 12.6 inches of snow since Tuesday evening, local media reported.

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Isaac Reed, left, and Laura Reed, both of Phoenix, put the finishing touches on a snowman during a visit to Flagstaff, on Jan. 6.

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Pearl Garner, left, watches as Marilyn Anderson, right, shovels snow from the sidewalk outside their homes in Flagstaff.

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Pearl Garner, 12, plays in the snow outside her home in Flagstaff.

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Pedro Rodriguez shovels snow outside the Coconino County courthouse in Flagstaff.   

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Road conditions became treacherous after the snow. Above, a picture tweeted by @ArizonaDOT, shows SR 89A. The caption read "SR 89A near #Flagstaff is open, but expect difficult driving conditions on roads near Flagstaff this morning."

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