Storm not expected to be as bad as Tropical Storm Rosa

By Pinal County Arizona

The National Weather Service is expecting another round of rainstorms to hit Pinal County and surrounding areas by late Saturday night.

Early forecasts, released on Thursday, call for Pinal County to receive anywhere from a quarter of an inch of rain to an inch and a half of precipitation. This is in addition to the rain many parts of the county received Monday through Wednesday closing many roads in the Hidden Valley area.

Current Road Closings as of Friday morning:

Arizona City Maintenance Report

  • Sasco Road from Hollis Road to La Osa Ranch Road – Santa Cruz River running.

Hidden Valley Maintenance Report

  • Ralston Road from Jean Drive to Mockingbird Lane, – Vekol Wash running – Maricopa/Stanfield Irrigation and Drainage District releasing water into the wash.
  • Val Vista Road from Warren Road to Deer Trail, – Vekol Wash running.
  • Agate Road from Amarillo Valley Road to Quicksilver Road, – road flooded.
  • Sotol Road from Amarillo Valley Road to Quicksilver Road, – road flooded.
  • Amarillo Valley Road from Barnes Road to Teel Road, – road washed out.

Casa Grande Maintenance Report

  • Barnes Road from Pala Road to Stanfield Road, – Santa Rosa Wash running.

Sandbag Information
Pinal County Public Works has seven maintenance yards and one waste tire yard that supplies Pinal County residents with sand and sandbags. Residents who wish to obtain sandbags will need to bring their own shovel and be responsible for filling up their own bags. County limits 25 bags per household. Please click the link for contact information and locations. http://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/PublicWorks/Documents/SandBagList.pdf

Please call ahead to confirm someone on site. An after-hours number is available, which also includes weekends. Call 520-866-5111, you will receive assistance and a yard will be open for your needs.

Be sure you can apply this protective measure in an adequate timeframe prior to a storm event. Sandbags will NOT guarantee flood protection. Water may seep underground and through seams between bags. For instances that require over the limit of 25 bags, residents should seek advice to find solutions beyond sandbagging. If ever a storm event causes extreme damage and shows signs of life endangerment call 9-1-1.

Pinal Emergency Notification System
Pinal County has implemented an emergency mass notification system to alert residents and businesses about emergencies and other important community news. The Pinal Emergency Notification System (PENS) enables us to provide you with critical information quickly and effectively in a variety of situations, such as: severe weather, fires, hazardous materials incidents, evacuations, and other emergency events. You will not be solicited, nor will receive messages for areas you did not sign up for.

These targeted, time-sensitive messages will be delivered for your chosen location(s), in whichever way you specify, via cell, home, and work phones, and by text messaging and/or email. You pick where you pick how.

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