(OATMAN HIGHWAY AT SACRAMENTO WASH)

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  A monsoon season storm roared through the region overnight Thursday resulting in the closure of seven Mohave County arterials across western Golden Valley attributed to strong Sacramento Wash flows.  Such flows continued to Topock where the Sacramento Wash outlets, bringing closure of the Oatman Highway.

   County Public Works Director Steve Latoski said crews worked until 11:00 p.m. Thursday and reengaged at 5:00 a.m. Friday Their efforts facilitated opening of a subset of the closed western Golden Valley roads before 9:00 a.m.

   “In general, the storm impacts rendered significant sediment deposit demanding clearance,” Latoski said. “We found isolated instances of significant shoulder erosion on Pierce Ferry Road in the vicinity of Mile 25 as well as erosion at the Sacramento Wash crossing at Oatman Highway in South Golden Valley.”

   Latoski said the Road Division is well positioned to repair these impacts through its resources.

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