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6:48 AM Fri, Oct. 19th

Storm frosts Hualapai Mountains with snow

A winter storm gave the Hualapai Mountains a new coating of snow Tuesday but precipitation was moderate in Kingman.

An estimated four inches of snow fell around Pinion Pine Fire Department, according to chief Joe Jackson.

"We responded to two minor accidents," Jackson said.

"There was a one-vehicle rollover with no injuries about 6 p.m.

on Hualapai Mountain Road (near milepost 4).

The other accident involved two 18-wheelers and two other vehicles on I-40 (near milepost 89) about 7:30 p.m.

and one person was transported to the hospital with minor injuries."

Slick and icy conditions on the interstate may have contributed to that accident, Jackson said.

Marlin Northrup, a volunteer with Pine Lake Fire Department, said six to eight inches of snow fell near Hualapai Mountain Lodge and the surrounding area.

"We have four inches (of snow) on the ground," Anne Warren, maintenance ranger with the Hualapai Mountain Park Ranger Station, said.

"The roads are plowed and what's out there should melt off, but it looks like more is coming."

Warren said road department signs have been posted on Hualapai Mountain Road warning motorists that chains are needed for travel and only residents living along or off the road should drive on it.

Tracie McKnight, a spokesman for the Kingman Police Department, said there were no accidents within the city limits.

Spokesman Steve Johnson of the Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the only accident deputies responded to was the one on Hualapai Mountain Road.

Mark Hall, a Department of Public Safety spokesman, said there were 13 weather-related accidents in Mohave County, all of which were non-injury.

Kingman resident Art Fuller, who works for the Arizona Department of Game and Fish, said he measured .42 inches of precipitation, which fell as a combination of rain, sleet and snow from the storm at his home.

He said more precipitation is likely today.