Prescott AZ (February 20, 2019) – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and its county agency partners would like to remind residents that the predicted snow storm is expected to have a significant impact on our roads and access to emergency services. As a result, the Sheriff’s Office is encouraging everyone to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.
Please remember, roads in your particular neighborhood may look passable, but the route closer to your destination may be a different matter. Don’t take chances and get stuck or involved in a weather- related collision. If you need to be on the roads, watch out for ‘black ice,’ which is a thin layer of frozen water covering the road surface. It is very difficult to see and any speed that is excessive for the road conditions could cause loss of vehicle control quickly and without warning.
For school closures, monitor your school district’s website for the latest information or contact the appropriate district office for updates.
YCSO’s Jeep Posse and 4×4 units from the Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team (YCSRT) are all on standby and prepared to respond to rescues and assist with the movement of first responder personnel to critical incidents or work locations.
For the latest weather information, check https://www.weather.gov/fgz/.
YCSO will provide updates on significant incidents/weather information on its Facebook page – www.facebook.com/YavapaiCountySheriff
From Ready.gov – Prepare NOW (https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather)