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Warmer weather predicted, problems remain

By Staff, 02/18/21 9:59 AM

PRESCOTT – Though the snow has quit falling, there’s plenty left on the ground to cause problems for area residents.

The inclement weather caused government offices and schools to shut down for the week, including the suspension of trash pickup in the city and county. More than a foot of snow fell from Sunday through Wednesday literally forcing people to remain indoors. Until Thursday, temperatures remained below freezing, causing the pipes at Pizza Hut to burst. Leaving water running was a good idea throughout the week as a larger water bill is still less expensive than a visit from a plumber.

As snow melted from the roofs of houses, icicles formed, sometimes in sheets creating a wall of ice.

Few people got out and about during the week, but some did brave the elements.

Surprisingly, Prescott didn’t lose electricity during the snow storm, and there were no major problems, other than cabin fever. Streets were nigh impassible and Hwy. 371 was closed for a while. The real problem will come when the thaw begins and temperatures remain below freezing at night. This will result in ice forming on the streets, making driving more hazardous.