Community delays & closures for Friday, Feb. 9, 2024
UPDATED: Winter weather closes some northern Arizona highways
Updated as of Friday, February 9, 2024 9:48 AM
Delay & Closure Information in the greater Prescott area for Feb. 9, 2024; to add to this list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Prescott Unified School District: CLOSED for Friday, Feb. 9.
• Humboldt Unified School District: CLOSED for Friday.
• Chino Valley Unified School District: Normally closed Fridays.
• Mountain Institute CTED: Delayed opening, start at 10 a.m.
• Yavapai College: College campuses and centers are closed until 10 a.m. All classes that start prior to 10 a.m. are canceled. Classes scheduled to start after 10 a.m. are still happening as normal. Please contact your instructor. All employees should begin work at 10 a.m. The Eatery will open at 10 a.m.
• Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Embry-Riddle will delay campus activities until 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9. The Flight Training Complex will delay student activities until 8 a.m.
Editor's Note -- Most smaller schools/charters generally follow the lead of PUSD, HUSD or CVUSD. Check back to this list for updates or contact your school administration directly; to contribute to this report, email email@example.com.
Also affected by storms in the community:
• City of Prescott: (UPDATED)
• Public safety operations are fully functioning.
• Solid waste collection has been suspended for the week, and will return to the normal schedule on Monday, weather permitting. The city transfer station will be open today. Additional updates or changes will be posted on the website www.PrescottRecycles.com and on the City of Prescott Facebook and Instagram.
• Utility Billing is open with limited staffing. Citizens are urged to use online bill payment options. For Utility Billing questions, call 928-777-1291. As a reminder, you can pay your bills online at Pay Your Bill - City of Prescott AZ (prescott-az.gov)
• Community Development service counter is open today with limited staff.
• Prescott Police lobby is open for records or other non-emergency requests.
• Prescott Public Library will open today. For Library information and updates, call 928-777-1500 or log on to www.prescottlibrary.info for updates and to use your online Library services.
• The Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. today has been cancelled.
• Yavapai County: The Yavapai County Public Works and Roads Department recommends travelers on Iron Springs Road between Skull Valley and Prescott to equip their vehicles with snow chains or utilize four-wheel drive in response to icy conditions.
The combination of substantial snowfall and low temperatures has resulted in slick road surfaces, it is also recommended to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary.
This recommendation is for today, Friday, Feb. 9, through the morning of Sunday, Feb. 11.
Our dedicated roads department is working tirelessly to ensure the safety of all Yavapai County residents. Remember when encountering ice and snow, it's crucial to take it slow! Stay cautious, stay safe!
Weather affects northern Arizona highways
The following highways remain closed due to severe weather conditions, as of Friday morning:
• Interstate 40 westbound in Williams (milepost 161)
• US 191 in both directions (mileposts 225-252)
• State Route 64 east of the Grand Canyon National Park (mileposts 242-276)
Drivers who choose to travel when winter driving conditions are present should be prepared to spend extended time on the road in winter conditions. Drivers are advised to check with the National Weather Service for current weather conditions and forecasts and plan their travel accordingly.
ADOT snowplows are working around-the-clock in affected areas. Motorists are reminded not to tailgate a snowplow – leave four car-lengths between the snowplow and your vehicle – and do not pass a snowplow. Let the snowplow clear the roadway of snow and ice, allowing for safer travel for everyone.
Motorists that choose to travel during the winter storm should pack an emergency kit before traveling. A full list of items to pack in a winter emergency kit is available at azdot.gov/KnowSnow.
Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, downloading the AZ511 app or by calling 511.
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