Winter Storm Update Morning January 16, 2023

Good morning all,

Street Maintenance currently has a full plow crew working city wide, monitoring conditions, and/or plowing what little snow accumulation there has been. At this time all streets are substantially clear and completely passable. However, they are very wet, and curbs are running water. Additionally Most, if not all, low water crossings are closed due to the high amount of storm runoff, so PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS ANY RUNNING CREEK OR WASH. “TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN!!”

Current forecasts have the area in a winter storm warning until Tuesday night at 11:00 p.m. The forecast is not calling for much in the way of accumulation in the lower elevations of the city, however some accumulations in the 1-2 inch range are still possible in higher elevation neighborhoods. Please keep in mind that forecasts can change very quickly, as can road conditions. This may cause streets to become very slick and hazardous without much prior warning. If you must travel, please with extreme caution.

As always, we ask that you leave plenty of extra time to arrive at your destinations safely, and please use caution when approaching intersections, leaving plenty of breaking distance. Temperatures are forecast to dip below the freezing point overnight tonight, and into the early morning hours tomorrow and Wednesday morning. With streets likely remaining wet, there will be icy spots, so keep this in mind for the next few days at a minimum.   

Street Maintenance will continue working to keep streets clear and passable, and will keep crews on duty or in stand-by status as necessary to respond quickly to weather and road conditions throughout the duration of this winter storm event.

Than you again for your cooperation.

Brian Scott, Street Maintenance Superintendent