The Navajo Nation Department of Emergency Management and other resources are on standby while eight Navajo communities deal with recovery issues related to snowmelt.

The communities all declared emergencies this week because of muddy road conditions resulting from recent snowfall, along with Apache County, Ariz.

The impacted Navajo communities are Klagetoh, Inscription House, Wide Ruins, Belabito, Crystal, Sawmill, Black Mesa and Navajo Mountain.

The Navajo Nation Department of Transportation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, chapters and Apache County have all been plowing snow-packed paved roads.