FLAGSTAFF - Officials were searching Wednesday for more than 30 hunters who became stranded after a powerful winter storm swept through northern Arizona.
Gerry Blair of the Coconino County Sheriff's Office says significant snowfall trapped the hunters. Authorities received 11 reports, some from hunters themselves or others in the field and some from family members reporting the hunters overdue.
By Wednesday evening, four of the original reports had been cleared and seven hunters rescued or found safe. But three other reports of stranded hunters had been received.
Blair says the reports will be prioritized based on the hunters' locations, the number in each party and the estimated threat.
The storm that moved out Tuesday left behind more than 20 inches of snow in some areas, caused one death and dozens of accidents, and kept students out of school.
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