After a few good snowfalls in the upper elevations of Arizona, winter is truly here. The big snowfall on the last day of the year in 2018 caught many people off guard. People were slipping around on streets that very quickly became icy and getting stuck in the snow on the side roads all over central and northern Arizona.
The Arizona Department of Transportation encourages motorists to plan ahead for travel during the Independence Day holiday, and also reminds the public of the roles motorists play in preventing brush fires and wildfires near roadways.
Roundabouts are becoming increasingly used in Arizona instead of intersections, because research has shown that they improve traffic and reduce accidents greatly. They are also fun to drive if you understand how they work!
While it’s still under investigation, it’s believed to be either chains dragging or a cigarette being tossed from a vehicle that caused the Viewpoint Fire that started next to a highway recently in Prescott Valley. Definitely human caused.