Chip and Fog Seal Work
Watch for delays throughout Yavapai County as chip and fog seal work starts today. Contractor Cactus Asphalt is performing these operations on various roads and neighborhoods in Black Canyon City, Lake Montezuma, Rimrock, Verde Village, Prescott, Groom Creek, Grandview Estates and along Williamson Valley Road. In addition to the chip and fog seals, striping will occur on various roads. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times, however motorists may encounter lane restrictions, reduced speeds and flagging operations. Yavapai County Public Works officials say the chip seal is a fast-moving construction method, so impact to drivers should be minimal. This work is scheduled to be done by October 4th.
Cottonwood Phones unavailable
You won’t be able to make calls to the City of Cottonwood tomorrow. City officials say from noon to about 5 pm, the citywide phone system will be unavailable. The current phone system is being replaced but this migration won’t affect 911 or analog lines such as (928) 649-1397 for dispatch. Information technology is making the Communication Center the priority to restore the phone systems to minimize the downtime. Last month, the City of Cottonwood experienced phone outages, but that was due to the extreme monsoon storms that hit the area.
Early Dismissal for Kindergarten students in Humboldt
Parents of kindergarten students in the Humboldt Unified School District should be aware there’s an early dismissal schedule in place for the first week of school. Liberty Traditional School lets out for Kindergarten students at 11:45 every day this week except Wednesday. Coyote Springs, Granville, Lake Valley and Mountain View Elementary Schools let out at noon and Humboldt Elementary has its early dismissal time set for 12:15. On Wednesday, Liberty’s early dismissal time is 1:45. All other schools let out at 2:15, except for Humboldt Elementary, which has an early dismissal of 1:50. The regular schedule goes into effect 1 week from today. Humboldt Unified School District officials are reminding parents to be patient and understanding during pick-up and drop-off times, since bus drivers will still be getting to know their daily routes. Kindergarten riders will need to have a parent present during drop-off at the bus stop before the child will be released. If a parent isn’t present, the bus driver will take the child back to their school and the office will call for parent pick-up.
Monsoons aren't done!
Even though there isn’t any rain falling in the area right now, it’s important to keep flash flooding in the back of your mind when the monsoon storms return. Marcie Slay with Yavapai County Emergency Management has some tips for those driving in areas experiencing heavy flooding. Phoenix meteorologist Chris Kuhlman says the monsoon is taking a break right now, but it will be back. Slay adds if rains cause heavy flooding like they did in Mayer last week, an emergency shelter can be opened at a moment’s notice.