That is right, you read the headline correctly. After nearly two weeks of being evacuated residents are being allowed back in town today. Full time residents are allowed back today, property owners are allowed back tomorrow, and the general public will be allowed to come to town on Monday if all goes as planned.
The checkpoints are still in effect on the roads into town and residents must obtain a permit to pass teh checkpoints from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. Here is the official notice:
RE-ENTRY SECURITY Law Enforcement will ensure that only residents of the affected communities are allowed in. Please be sure you have appropriate identification proving you are a resident with you. You must get your re-entry pass before returning home. These passes will only be issued at the Sheriff’s Office Sub Station at 13272 Central Avenue in Mayer (771- 3509).
- Phase 1 – Day 1 – will be opened to Full Time Residents and Business Owners Only.
- Phase 2 – Day 2 – will be opened to Part Time Residents and Other Property Owners.
- Phase 3 – Day 4 – will be opened to public/media.
Thank you everyone for your support. There will still be 100+ fire fighters around town working on cleanup operations. So please stay out of their way. We will have another update today regarding rehabilitation efforts. We hope to see you on the mountain soon!
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