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

  • 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 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, click on Snow Plowing for more information.