Update: Schools closed for today, Feb. 15, resulting from Valentine’s snow, ice in Prescott area

UPDATE, Feb. 15, 7 AM:

The local school districts (Prescott, Humboldt/Prescott Valley, and Chino Valley) have reported schools are closed today because of ice and snow.

Embry-Riddle is also closed.


The storm system that teased the Prescott area throughout the day Tuesday, Feb. 14, is projected to drop nearly 3 inches of snow on Prescott and 2 inches in Prescott Valley by 11 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Mingus Mountain could see 4.7 inches and those in the Walker area, 5 inches, the NWS forecast.

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Still, it was not without consequence on Valentine's Day / Arizona Statehood Day, as driving conditions rapidly deteriorated after 5 p.m., and multiple power outages were reported by APS (Arizona Public Service):

  • Prescott – Noble Vista Drive to Single Tree and Williamson Valley Road to Bridle Path; 108 APS customers impacted at 6:42 p.m. – (APS reporting this outage resolved.)
  • Prescott – Highway 89A to Rotunda Way and Eagle View Drive to Sunrise Boulevard; initially 2,691 APS customers impacted since 7:05 p.m. - now 1,029 with estimated restoration at 11:10 p.m. (Storm related conditions, causing multiple outages.)
  • Prescott Valley - Sunset Lane to Highway 69 and Starlight Drive to Pine View Drive; 143 APS customers affected since 7:47 p.m. - estimated restoration at 10:50 p.m. (Storm related conditions, causing multiple outages.)
  • Prescott - Marapai Road to Minnie Mine Road and Spruce Mountain Road; initially 46 APS customers impacted at 5:05 p.m. - (APS reporting this outage resolved.)
  • Dewey - Gilead Way and Forest Service Road; 86 APS customers impacted since 7:13 p.m. - estimated restoration at 10:35 p.m. (Storm related conditions, causing multiple outages.)
  • Prescott - Gurley St. to Goodwin and McCormicks streets and Montezuma Street; 11 APS customers impacted since 6:11 p.m. - estimated restoration 12:05 a.m. (Troubleshooting.)

APS reports that “as the storm passes and it becomes safe, field personnel will be dispatched to assess the extent of the damage and restore power.”

For the latest on the outages, visit http://outagemap.aps.com/outageviewer/.


Finally, all school districts in the Quad Cities – as of 7 p.m. Tuesday – (Chino Valley, Humboldt/Prescott Valley, Mayer and Prescott) were reporting two-hour-delay schedules for Wednesday, Feb. 15, and Yavapai College closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday (unknown yet about Wednesday).

Watch The Daily Courier and dCourier.com for updates as information is made available.

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