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As It Comes: Snow Information
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29 November 2019  

We will update this article throughout the day, so check back often. 

Local Info:

City of Prescott: Winter Storm Update

As of 9 a.m. Plowing operations continue on arterial and major collectors city wide. Street Maintenance has as many as 14 plows operating and Recreation Services is also assisting in downtown to clear parking stalls, collector streets and drains. Operations will continue until all streets have been cleared. As you clear your property and driveways please do not put snow into public streets.

Please travel only if you have to and with extreme caution, as we anticipate winter driving conditions to persist through at least mid-day Saturday. 

There will be another be another update at approximately 3 p.m.

Traffic Update

Current Low Water Crossing Closures:
• Sunset – Fair
• Lincoln - Grove

As snow continues to melt please be prepared for increasing low water crossing in certain areas.

Current Street Lights Out:
• Rush/Bradshaw/Gurley
• Four Points
• Country Park & Willow Creek
• Cortez & Gurley



Wildflower Bread at the mall is closed this morning. 

City trash collection for Friday November 29 has been cancelled. The City Transfer Station at 2800 Sundog Ranch Road is also closed.

Update from the City of Prescott as of 7 AM: 

As of 5:30 am Street Maintenance has all 14 of its plows operating on the main arterial and major collector streets city wide.

We ask that people only travel if absolutely necessary.

There will be another update around 9 am.

Across Arizona

Issued by: Flagstaff - AZ, US, National Weather Service,

...A FLOOD WARNING FOR SMALL STREAMS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 330 PM MST FOR YAVAPAI COUNTY... AT 1215 PM MST, THE STAGE AT THE STREAM GAUGE ON THE AGUA FRIA AT BLACK CANYON CITY WAS SLOWLY STARTING TO DECREASE. IT PEAKED AT 8.3 FEET AT AROUND 1145 AM. EXPECT ELEVATED FLOWS ON THE AGUA FRIA AND ON BLACK CANYON CREEK AT LEAST THROUGH THIS EVENING. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED LOW WATER CROSSINGS! SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... ROCK SPRINGS, BLACK CANYON CITY. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES...BLACK CANYON CREEK, AGUA FRIA RIVER. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. REMAIN ALERT FOR FLOODING EVEN IN LOCATIONS NOT RECEIVING RAIN. WASHES, STREAMS, AND RIVERS CAN BECOME RAGING KILLER CURRENTS IN A MATTER OF MINUTES. 




ADOT MVD News: Due to heavy weather, MVD offices in Flagstaff, Payson, Show Low, Prescott, Winslow and Tuba City and are CLOSED today. Other northern AZ offices have limited staff due to travel conditions. Online services available anytime at servicearizona.com


From Sedona: Storm update Fri 11/29, 8 a.m.

The city has deployed all of its snow plows to maintain high-priority, emergency routes. Snow is falling heavily with total accumulation throughout the day expected to be 4-8 inches. If you do not have to drive, please do not drive. 

Advisory: W SR 89A coming into Sedona from Cottonwood is now open, but snow is still on roadways. Please drive with caution.

If you absolutely must drive, be sure to check ADOT's az511 site first (link below). There are numerous ADOT road closures throughout northern Arizona this morning. 


The Winter Storm Warning is still in effect. Here’s what the National Weather Service says:

 ... WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST TONIGHT ABOVE 4500 FEET...
* WHAT... Heavy snow occurring. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Tree branches could fall as well. Additional snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 19 inches over the highest mountain peaks, are expected.
* WHERE... Areas above 4500 feet near Chino Valley, Paulden, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona and Seligman.
* WHEN... Until midnight.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.
Additional snow forecast from 2 AM Today to midnight Tonight:
Chino Valley 2 to 4 inches Paulden 1 to 3 inches Prescott 4 to 8 inches Prescott Valley 3 to 5 inches Sedona 3 to 5 inches Seligman 3 to 5 inches

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are occurring. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Here are the most recent updates from ADOT:

UPDATE 6:41 a.m.: Here are current road closures:
• I-17 northbound closed from SR 179 junction to Flagstaff.
• I-40 closed from US 93 to Winslow. 
• SR 87 closed from Payson to Winslow.
• SR 89 closed from Drake to Ash Fork. 
• SR 89A closed from Sedona to the I-17 junction. 
• SR 260 closed from Camp Verde to SR 87.
• SR 260 closed from Payson to Show Low.
• SR 66 closed from Kingman to 20 miles west of Seligman.


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If you encounter a snowplow, do not pass the plow and leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the plow. If you are approaching an oncoming snowplow, slow down and give the plow extra room. 
Updates will be sent as conditions improve and road restrictions are lifted. For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at az511.gov, follow us on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511.

 

 

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