- Associated Press - Saturday, January 21, 2017

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on Arizona weather (all times local):

11:50 a.m.

Firefighters from several agencies used a helicopter to rescue two men trapped in a car in a Phoenix-area wash full of swift-running and frothy storm runoff.

A Phoenix Fire Department helicopter twice lowered a firefighter to the car’s roof and the firefighter then helped the men out of the car before each was lifted separately to the shore of the wash in the area of Cave Creek, an outlying suburb.

Rural Metro Fire Department spokesman Shawn Gilleland says the men rescued Saturday morning didn’t require medical treatment.

Gilleland shot and posted Facebook video of the rescues.

Identities weren’t released but a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said the men were a father and son.


9:20 a.m.

A winter storm warning remains in effect in Arizona’s high country with hazardous driving conditions reported on Interstates 17 and 40 and other highways.

The National Weather Service says snow and rain showers continue Saturday, making highways slippery with snow and reducing visibility.

Authorities report hazardous conditions on I-17 south of Flagstaff and on I-40 east and west of the city.

The Arizona Department of Transportation recommended using chains or four-wheel drive vehicles on routes to Flagstaff.

In southern Arizona, high winds and rain are reported in Cochise County and Mount Lemmon near Tucson had over 12 inches of snow on the ground and drifts up to 3 feet.

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