Coconino County has closed some roads in preparation of a strong winter storm. The county’s Public Works has closed a seven-mile stretch of Lake Mary Road between the north and south entrances of Mormon Lake. During the closure, traffic will be rerouted around Mormon Lake and through Mormon Lake Village. The county has closed Perkinsville Road south of Williams at White Horse Road. Also Stoneman Lake Road will be closed between Interstate-17 and Lake Mary Road. These closures are necessary due to forecast high winds and drifting heavy snow caused by wind. When drifting occurs, visibility becomes limited and there is an increased difficulty for county snowplow operators to keep the road clear of snow. These closures, which must be done in advance of snowstorms, also will free up Public Works’ limited snow removal and ice control resources to keep other county roads open and passable.