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  • Transportation crews ready for monsoon

    Jun 20, 2017 | Read More News
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    Pima County Transportation officials are ready for the monsoon storms. The department has on-call staff ready to address post-storm clean-up and has coordinated efforts with other County departments to ensure public road safety.

    monsoon floodingDuring weather-related storms, whether they happen during monsoon or other times of the year, DOT collaborates with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Regional Flood Control District, and Office of Emergency Management to prevent flooding or address other safety concerns, while also alerting the public of existing road closures, flood-prone areas and emergency situations.

    DOT has maintenance staff ready for on-call situations, such as responding to road closures, storm-clean up, and pavement repair. Its staff has also placed barricades near flood-prone areas for quick retrieval. Similarly, RFCD has cleared washes and riverbeds of weeds and other debris to ensure the water runs smoothly once the storms begin. 

    As the rain gets underway, DOT will monitor rain activities, as reported by the National Weather Service, and monitor the condition of road closures. Though PCSD closes roads that pose a risk to public safety, it’s up to DOT to monitor the conditions of the roadways and determine when it’s safe to reopen them for travel.

    In the event of a weather-related emergency, DOT will coordinate with the Office of Emergency Management.

    For the latest road conditions and closures, the public should call the Road Conditions Hotline at (520) 547-7510, which is updated as conditions change. For additional information on flood-prone roads and existing closures, they may also visit DOT’s Road Closure Updates webpage. The information on the website is updated Monday-Friday, during business hours.  

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