The National Weather Service is predicting a series of storms to pass through northern Arizona starting tonight and continuing through at least Tuesday of next week. Rain and snow amounts are still uncertain, with a minimum of 2 to 6 inches predicted above 6,000 feet and including significant snow accumulation above 4,500 feet. The heaviest snowfall is predicted Friday evening through midday on Saturday.
Residents are reminded to be prepared with food supplies and prescription medications before the arrival of the snow, and to avoid any unnecessary driving in winter driving conditions. Per City Code, snow removal on sidewalks is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner.
For your convenience, the City has created a page on its website to give residents updates on snow removal efforts. This can be found at http://www.prescott-az.gov/services/streets/snow-removal.php and can also be accessed on the homepage of the City’s website under the “Spotlight” section. It is asked that residents be patient with this webpage as the City is releasing it now in order to have updates during the upcoming storms and will make needed improvements going forward. A list of frequently asked questions and answers can be found on the webpage as well other relevant updates, reminders, and a map so that residents can better understand how snow is plowed in their area. The map indicates the major roads to be plowed first in red and other residential streets to be plowed in blue as well as highlighting City limits.
Residents are reminded that streets are plowed in order of priority, with major roads first, and these priority streets are plowed continuously until they remain passable for public safety vehicles and other traffic. This means that depending on the storm’s duration and intensity, residential (local) streets may not be plowed for a day or two after the storm has ended. Snow plow operators work continuously on 12 hours shifts once a storm hits until the snow is removed.
For more information contact the Street Maintenance Division at 928.777.1126