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Coconino County Sheriff's Office Still Responding To Calls Related To Thanksgiving Snowstorm

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The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says it responded to more than four times the number of public assists and rescues during the Thanksgiving / winter storm weekend, as compared to the previous weekend.

In a written news release, the office says responses ranged from minor slide offs of roads to significant rescues where people were stranded in remote areas in deep snow or without heat, shelter, food and water.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says it continues to respond to people in need as the community continues to clean up from last week’s snowstorm.

The office says many residents, travelers, and recreationists were unprepared to deal with the extent of the winter storm that hit Northern Arizona on Friday.