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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.

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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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SR 89A was closed by a rock slide between Sedona and Flagstaff.

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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