Coconino County Public Works Crews re-opened Brandis Way after a closure July 18. All county roads are open; however, motorists should use caution when traveling through the area because debris and operating equipment may present hazards.
County Public Works crews closed Brandis Way due to an extraordinary event, with almost six inches of rain in less than two hours, that caused debris flows and water over the roadway on July 18. Debris obstructed one of the culverts, diverting water and debris onto the road and rendering it impassable.
County crews will continue to work in the northern Schultz Flood area Thursday, July 19 to clear roadways, remove debris from channels, clear driveways and assess infrastructure and property damage. Further monsoon activity is expected today and people are encouraged to follow the U.S. National Weather Service for alerts at www.weather.gov/fgz and be aware of flash flooding and avoid water flows in all areas.
Sandbags and fill are available at Tumbleweeds Store at 11985 East U.S. Highway 89 (across from the confluence of Copeland Lane and Highway 89) to help protect property from flood damage.
Affected residents are encouraged to call the County Call Center at 928.213.2990 to report any property damage so officials can connect residents with resources for recovery.