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City of Prescott Snow Status Report

22 February 2019  
City of Prescott Snow Event 

5 p.m. Final Status Report:  February 22, 2019

  • Generally, conditions are improving in the City of Prescott. There very little measurable snowfall in the past 12 hours. As of 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, over 20 inches of snow has accumulated at City Hall (unofficial). Snow accumulation at Goldwater Lake stands at 36 inches.
  • Here is the status of City facilities for the weekend:
  • Prescott Public Library will reopen on Saturday, February 23 at 9 a.m. 
  • Recreation Services will resume normal operations on Saturday as well, with the exception of Watson, Willow and Goldwater Lake parks. The lakes will remain closed until Monday, February 25, so that crews can make the areas safe.
  • Rosser Adult Center will reopen on Saturday as well.
  • Over the past 48 hours of storm related activities the Prescott Regional Communication Center was responsible for dispatching of 314 Fire/EMS and 371 Law Enforcement calls for service that resulted in an emergency response. 
  • Prescott Regional Airport is open. The inbound Denver flight and outbound LA flights were on time. One move flight is expected inbound from LA tonight. To check status of flights, use United.com.
  • Essential and Emergency City Services remain operational. The City will respond to emergencies, acknowledging limited access/capacity. Please reserve 911 for emergencies. Call 928-777-1100 for non-emergency questions.
  • Please be reminded that Prescott is still under a Snow Emergency. Expect continued hazardous winter driving conditions, including ice and possible additional snowfall. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM DRIVING if at all possible so snow plows can continue to operate and emergency services personnel can respond as needed. 
  • Plow crews are now focusing on secondary roads. They are working to provide at least one path in and one path out of most neighborhoods. Side streets and residential neighborhoods will be fully cleared as conditions permit, over the next several days. Crews will continue to work around the clock over the weekend. There are still areas where snow plows have limited access. This has been an unprecedented snow event, the City urges patience as we continue to make progress. 
  • The City has every available resource out working on snow removal. Public Works currently has 16 plows, 5 graders, and 7 backhoes deployed and are concentrating on the main arterials and major and minor collectors. 
  • Commercial plow operators: Do not push snow into the public street. 
  • Drivers should now be aware of potholes showing up around town. Please be aware of these, and drive with caution.
  • If you have a fire hydrant in front of your property, we appreciate your help clearing snow around the hydrant.
  • Snow fall may be experienced through the early evening. Skies are expected to clear tonight, and temperatures will drop to dangerously low levels, with single digit temperatures predicted. Please limit outdoor activities tonight and into tomorrow morning.
  • No City streets have been closed and no power outages have been reported.
  • Prescott Police Department is fully staffed and patrolling. 
  • All City of Prescott fire stations are fully staffed and two additional reserve vehicles have been deployed.
  • CCJ, US Vets, and Salvation Army are providing emergency shelter for our vulnerable population.
  • This will be the final snow event update. The Emergency Operations Center will be physically demobilized, but staff will be available to answer calls.
  • For ongoing snow plowing information, go to www.prescott-az.gov, click on Snow Plowing for more information.

City of Prescott Snow Event

1 p.m. Status Report  February 22, 2019

  • City Hall and the Prescott Public Library are closed. There will be no collection of payments expected today or Friday and any bills that are due or overdue will be excused until Monday, February 25, 2019.
  • The following additional City facilities are closed:
    • Solid Waste Transfer station
      • Trash cans should be put out on Monday morning and left out until serviced. For questions, call 928-777-1126. Staff will be on duty answering.
    • Recreation Services and the Grace Sparks Center.
    • Fire Administration
    • Rosser Adult Center
  • Prescott Regional Airport is now open. All commercial flights for today are scheduled. To check status of flights, use United.com
  • Essential and Emergency City Services remain operational, but access is limited due to icy road conditions in some areas. The City will respond to emergencies, acknowledging limited access/capacity. 
  • Please be reminded that Prescott is still under a Snow Emergency, and a Winter Storm Warning. Expect continued hazardous winter driving conditions, including ice and possible additional snowfall. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM DRIVING if at all possible so snow plows can continue to operate and emergency services personnel can respond as needed. 
  • We are now working on initial passes on secondary roads, but much work remains to be done. Side streets and residential neighborhoods will be cleared as conditions permit, over the next several days. There are still areas where snow plows have limited access. This has been an unprecedented snow event, the City urges patience as we continue to make progress.
  • Commercial plow operators: Do not push snow into the public street. That is dangerous and illegal. 
  • If you have a fire hydrant in front of your property, we appreciate your help clearing snow around the hydrant.
  • The City has every available resource out working on snow removal. Public Works currently has 16 plows, 5 graders, and 7 backhoes deployed and are concentrating on the main arterials and major and minor collectors. 
  • As of 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, over 20 inches of snow has accumulated at City Hall (unofficial). Snow accumulation at Goldwater Lake stands at 36 inches.
  • Snow fall may be experienced through the day. Skies are expected to clear tonight, and temperatures will drop to dangerously low levels, with single digit temperatures predicted. Please limit outdoor activities tonight and into tomorrow morning.
  • Elks Hill is still open and all attempts will be made to keep it open.
  • Cinders are being put down but with continuing snow fall they also continue to get covered up and removed with the snow.
  • No City streets have been closed and no power outages have been reported.
  • Prescott Police Department is fully staffed and patrolling. 
  • All City of Prescott fire stations are fully staffed and two additional reserve vehicles have been deployed.
  • CCJ, US Vets, and Salvation Army are providing emergency shelter for our vulnerable population.
  • City Staff will send updates every four hours, at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Citizens can also check AZ511.com for updates on road closures.

The City will provide updates like this every four hours, at 1, and 5 p.m. today.

For other snow plowing information, go to www.prescott-az.gov, click on Snow Plowing for more information.


9:00 a.m. Status Report  February 22, 2019

  • City Hall and the Prescott Public Library are closed.  There will be no collection of payments expected today or Friday and any bills that are due or overdue will be excused until Monday, February 25, 2019.
  • The following additional City facilities are closed:
  • Solid Waste Transfer  station
  • There will be no Friday residential or commercial trash pick-up, and the transfer station will also be closed.  Trash cans should be put out on Monday morning and left out until serviced.   For questions, call 928-777-1126. Staff will be on duty answering.
  • Recreation Services and the Grace Sparks Center.
  • Fire Administration
  • Rosser Adult Center
  • Prescott Regional Airport is closed until midday
  • Essential and Emergency City Services remain operational, but access is limited due to icy road conditions in some areas. The City will respond to emergencies, acknowledging limited access/capacity.
  • Please be reminded that Prescott is still under a Snow Emergency, and a Winter Storm Warning. Expect continued hazardous winter driving conditions, including ice and additional snowfall. 
PLEASE REFRAIN FROM DRIVING if at all possible so snow plows can continue to operate and emergency services personnel can respond as needed.  
  • There are areas where snow plows have limited access.  Our focused effort remains on clearing and maintaining major arterial streets open and safe.  Side streets and residential neighborhoods will be cleared as conditions permit, over the next several days. This has been an unprecedented snow event, the City urges patience as we continue to make progress. 
  • The City has every available resource out working on snow removal.Public Works currently has 16 plows, 2 graders, and 5 backhoes deployed and are concentrating on the main arterials and major and minor collectors.  
  • As of 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 22, over 20 inches of snow has accumulated at City Hall (unofficial).
  • Snow fall is expected to continue through the day, expecting 2-4 more inches before 5 p.m. today.  Skies are expected to clear tonight, and temperatures will drop to dangerously low levels, with single digit temperatures predicted. Please limit outdoor activities tonight and into tomorrow morning.
  • Elks Hill is still open and all attempts will be made to keep it open.
  • Cinders are being put down but with continuing snow fall they also continue to get covered up and removed with the snow.
  • No City streets have been closed and no power outages have been reported.
  • Prescott Police Department is fully staffed and patrolling.  
  • All City of Prescott fire stations are fully staffed and two additional reserve vehicles have been deployed.
  • CCJ, US Vets, and Salvation Army are providing emergency shelter for our vulnerable population.
  • City Staff will send updates every four hours, at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Citizens can also check AZ511.com for updates on road closures.
  • The Los Angeles flight to Prescott today is still scheduled, as of 9 a.m.  Go to United.com to check status of your flight.

The City will provide updates like this every four hours, at 1, and 5 p.m. today.For other snow plowing information, go to www.prescott-az.gov, click on Snow Plowing for more information.

 

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