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