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Road to Mt. Lemmon opens, winter storm brings more than a foot of snow to Catalinas

Road to Mt. Lemmon opens, winter storm brings more than a foot of snow to Catalinas

Mackenzie Comaduran laughs after falling off a cookie sheet she used to slide down a hill with snow in Summerhaven, Ariz., on December 26th, 2019. Mount Lemmon is currently open to the public and you can start to see snow just past Windy Point Vista.

The road to Mt. Lemmon reopened to all vehicles after closing Friday morning due to the weather. 

A winter storm dropped more than a foot of snow in Summerhaven and Mt. Lemmon since Thursday night, said Aaron Hardin, a National Weather Service meteorologist. 

The Pima County Sheriff's Department is asking drivers heading to the snow to watch for ice on the road. 

The winter storm also dropped about 1.2 inches of rain in Tucson, bringing the total annual rainfall to 13.62 inches, Hardin said. That total is about 2 inches above average.

After a late monsoon season with below average rainfall, November and December rains have helped push rainfall totals above normal, Hardin said. 

For the most current information on road conditions, call the road closure hotline, 520-547-7510.

Contact reporter Stephanie Casanova at scasanova@tucson.com. On Twitter: @CasanovaReports

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Stephanie is a Tucson native and graduated from the University of Arizona in 2014. She worked for newspapers in Rapid City, South Dakota; Manhattan, Kansas; and Lake Havasu City before moving back to Tucson.

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