Monsoons causing road washouts in Valle Vista | Kingman Daily Miner – Arizona News

Monsoons causing road washouts in Valle Vista | Kingman Daily Miner – Arizona News



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Flooding in Valle Vista Country Club after last week’s storms. Motorists should remember to be mindful of debris and large rocks in roadways.

KINGMAN – John Danyow is stuck again after the latest rainstorm hit Wednesday night and made a mess of Brooks Boulevard in Valle Vista, so much that he can’t get out of his driveway.

The road has washed out several times this monsoon season, and he’s made repeated calls to Mohave County Public Works, only to have someone say they’re sending out a grader when it’s available.

He did see some road equipment working recently, but it only graded half the road, he said.

“This is getting ridiculous and we’re getting another rain storm tonight,” Danyow said Thursday. “It may be several days before I can get out of my own yard. We’re both almost 66 and we’re out there shoveling to get the truck out.”

Unsurfaced roads in the county are always going to be susceptible to environmental factors, said Steve Latoski, director of Public Works.

Mohave County maintains Brooks Boulevard from Painted Rock Drive to Jemez Road, and on July 25, the county’s precipitation and flow monitoring system recorded over an inch of rain within an hour in that area, Latoski noted.

“The county maintains unsurfaced roads with an eye toward accommodating routine nuisance runoff in relatively controlled manner,” Latoski said in an email to the Daily Miner. “However, in the instance of an intense…

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