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Winter climate brings guests to Flagstaff – ABC15 Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, AZ – Winter weather advisories will be posted in the highlands this weekend. According to our ABC15 meteorologists, Flagstaff could see up to 30 cm of snow.

Families from across the state traveled Saturday to experience the winter weather.

Fernando Rubio, a student at NAU, built a Glendale snowman with his family.

"It's a lot harder than I thought," he laughed.

After a tough year, many say spending time in the snow is the perfect way to relax.

"This time alone is really precious to us," said Gilberto Gomez, who was visiting with his family from Phoenix.

Employees at a few local businesses in the downtown area told ABC15 they would welcome the additional visitors, but they would also like to remind them to be courteous.

"We have to tell people to put their masks on or have them right over their noses," said George Doniz of Aspen Sports. "When we first opened up, a handful of people were like that, but now everyone is beginning to understand."

Doniz said he also wants to remind visitors who are sledding not to leave them behind so someone else can pick them up.

ADOT also wants to remind drivers not to stop by the roadside to play in the snow. Instead, find a designated parking space first.

While the snow is fun to see, it will linger long after this storm. ADOT does not recommend traveling to northern Arizona until after this weekend's winter storm. If you do, allow for a long time on the road due to the heavy snowfall.

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