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Crews Rescue 5 People In 2 Incidents In Snow-Blanketed Areas

Crews used a helicopter and a tracked vehicle to rescue a total of five people in two incidents in areas blanketed by snow from a major storm.

The National Guard said a helicopter on Tuesday hoisted up three climbers who were stranded in rugged terrain in the Sedona area.

The Navajo County Sheriff's office said crews from several agencies used a track vehicle to rescue two Phoenix-area men with four dogs after their vehicle got stuck on a forest road at Black Canyon Lake near Heber-Overgaard. 

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That rescue began Monday night and ended early Tuesday. Major highways closed by the storm reopened Tuesday.