County Road Crews Working Around the Clock to Keep Oatman Highway Open for Route 66 Festival

Lake Havasu City, AZ – The Mohave County Flood Control District recorded over 1.50 inches of rain during last night’s storm for the Sacramento Wash area near Oatman and Golden Shores. “The Mohave County Public Works Department had road crews out there at 4:30 a.m. this morning to survey and determine the storm damage caused by last night’s storm,” Supervisor Buster Johnson stated. According to Johnson, road crews have been working around the clock to assess the damage in time for the International Route 66 Festival which is scheduled to kick off in Oatman tomorrow. According to Festival organizers, more than 80 international groups from around the world have already signed up to participate in this year’s festival. An estimated 10,000 people are expected to attend. “In consideration of the Festival, county road crews are working aggressively to remove debris and repair pavement and shoulder damage done to Oatman Highway,” Supervisor Johnson stated. According to Mohave County Public Works Director Steve Latoski, the county has the resources on hand to dedicate through the day and into the evening to mitigate the storm damage. During last night’s flood, the Flood Control District reported that the Sacramento Wash carried a large amount of storm water run-off across Oatman Highway south of Golden Shores. According to Latoski, the stream flow activity peaked at a flow depth of 2.38 feet. For a detailed report on last night’s storm, please visit: ###