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Happening Now - April 2015


By: YubaNet

Happening Now is a feature designed to bring updates, announcements and info on news items throughout the day.

You are invited to participate. See a road closure? A business opening? A smoke plume? Storm-related mishaps like downed trees, power lines, road or other flooding? Email us at news@yubanet.com or call 530-478-9600. You can also text us at 530-409-9888, but please don't text or call while driving.

April 18, 2015 at 7:23 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County and all of Placer County with the exception of Granite Bay (Zip Codes 95746 & 95661.) Please, consider the prevailing conditions like winds and dry vegetation around your burn pile. Never leave it unattended and make sure no heat is left in your debris burn before leaving it for the night.

April 18, 2015 at 7:20 AM Very warm weekend with temps in the 80s. Very warm weekend with temps in the 80s cooling to around 70 by mid week next week. Slight chance of mountain showers this weekend. Cloudy with chance of showers everywhere starting early next week. Storm is not very strong so precipitation amounts not expected to be significant.

April 17, 2015 at 6:08 PM First unit at scene reports a smoking BBQ, all units are being canceled.

April 17, 2015 at 5:57 PM Report of a residential structure fire in Penn Valley near Melody Lane, numerous engines on order.

April 17, 2015 at 5:08 PM Medevac helicopter landing at China Garden near Malakoff to transport one patient. North San Juan Fire has transported the patient from the trail to the landing zone.

April 17, 2015 at 11:03 AM All information about the Lovers fire near Alta will be posted here: http://yubanet.com/2015Local/Lovers.php

April 17, 2015 at 10:32 AM Incident command post is being set up on Lovers Leap Lane. A possible third column has just been reported by the IC. Helicopter 404 is 15 minutes out.

April 17, 2015 at 10:21 AM Lovers IC reporting some growth on the right flank of the fire. Helicopter 404 has an ETA of 10:45. Also, a small column developing next to the main fire, possibly a spot fire.

Photo: Cora Adair
April 17, 2015 at 10:05 AM Vegetation fire in North San Juan, on Old Mill Road. Three engines and a water tender on scene. Contained at 1/2 acre, Incident commander estimates all units will be working the Bear incident for 3-4 hours. Smoke is widely visible from North San Juan and the Lake Vera area.

April 17, 2015 at 9:44 AM Lovers incident command is setting up a landing zone for the helicopter. The ship will be used to shuttle the firefighters to the incident.

April 17, 2015 at 9:35 AM One additional handcrew and helicopter 404 requested for the incident at Lovers Leap. Very steep terrain make for difficult access.

April 17, 2015 at 9:29 AM First unit on scene reports approximately 1/2 acre, burning at a slow rate of spread, in heavy fuels. Arriving units are staging on Moody Ridge Road.

April 17, 2015 at 9:24 AM Report of a vegetation fire in Alta, near Lovers Leap Road, down in the canyon. Full wildland dispatch being sent.

April 17, 2015 at 7:35 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County and in most of Placer County with the exception of Granite Bay. However, it will be very warm and still breezy. Please use extreme caution if you decide to burn.

April 17, 2015 at 7:22 AM Very warm temperatures through the weekend. A weak weather system will bring a slight chance of mountain showers or an isolated thunderstorm this weekend. Temperatures then start cooling Monday through Wednesday with a chance of rain most areas.

April 16, 2015 at 6:12 PM Structure fire in Auburn at Early Times Ln has been contained. Traffic control will be lifted shortly.

Fire on Early Times Ln. Photo Jane L.
April 16, 2015 at 5:20 PM Structure fire with extension to the widland in Auburn on Early Times Ln, across of Mt. Vernon. One structure, fully involved, when first units arrived. The forward progress of the vegetation fire has been stopped. Now working on the structure. Early Times Lane is closed.

April 16, 2015 at 5:03 PM Heads up: Precautionary only for now, but please heed the advice Suspected blue-green algae bloom - Avoid direct contact with water in Rock Creek.

April 16, 2015 at 4:46 PM Wrong way driver on 49, red Chevy pickup, traveling eastbound in the westbound direction at Golden Center Fwy N / McKnight Way.

April 16, 2015 at 4:30 PM Fire at Oak Hill Road has been extinguished. All units are being canceled.

April 16, 2015 at 4:23 PM Report of a new vegetation fire on Oak Hill Rd / Pleasant Valley Rd in the Placerville area. One handcrew, 2 engines and a water tender assigned.

April 16, 2015 at 4:22 PM Units on scene in Penn Valley can handle the escaped burn piles.

April 16, 2015 at 4:01 PM Report of a vegetation fire in Penn Valley on Angel Wing Lane. Numerous resources on order for this escaped control burn.

April 16, 2015 at 10:43 AM A lumber truck is blocking the northbound lane on Sr49 / Old Foresthill Rd, approximately 1 mile from the bridge.

April 16, 2015 at 9:13 AM Traffic hazard reported on northbound Sr49 / Carriage Rd.

April 16, 2015 at 8:32 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada and Placer counties (West of Cisco Grove and including Auburn.) No Burn Day for Granite Bay, Eastern Placer County, Eastern Placer County Truckee Fire District and Lake Tahoe (North Shore Placer County) due to forecasted high winds.

April 16, 2015 at 7:18 AM Well above normal temperatures today and climbing. High pressure over the west coast for mainly fair skies and warmer than normal temperatures through the weekend. A weak low forms over the north state for a slight threat of mountain showers over the weekend and early next week.

April 15, 2015 at 7:23 PM CAL FIRE is assisting the Eldorado National Forest with a wildfire off Wentworth Springs Rd in Georgetown (El Dorado County). The fire has been named the Quintette Fire.

April 15, 2015 at 7:16 PM A vegetation Fire has been reported around Wentworth Springs Rd / Treehouse Ln near Georgetown on El Dorado County at 6:25 pm. Some evacuations underway.

April 15, 2015 at 6:43 PM Pickup truck has its engine on fire at Sr49 / Lime Kiln Rd.

April 15, 2015 at 1:19 PM North San Juan firefighters on scene of a motorcycle accident, evaluating the single patient. Use caution of the area of Oak Tree Rd / Tyler Foote Rd.

April 15, 2015 at 8:34 AM Today, Wednesday April 15, is a NO BURN day in Yuba and Sutter counties due to high winds and fire danger.

April 15, 2015 at 8:16 AM For now, today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Placer counties. However, breezy winds are still forecast today. Think twice before lighting your burn pile and never leave it unattended.

April 15, 2015 at 7:49 AM Breezy to windy conditions continue today. High pressure builds over NorCal behind a low pressure system moving eastward across the Great Basin. Breezy to windy conditions continue today before slackening Thursday. Gradual warming trend through the end of the work week.

April 14, 2015 at 9:12 AM Feather River AQMD: Today, Tuesday April 14, is a NO BURN day in Yuba and Sutter counties due to high winds and fire danger.

April 14, 2015 at 8:09 AM The Ward Fire started in the afternoon of April 13, 2015. It is approximately 175-200 acres, located near Ward Creek in Genesee Valley on the Plumas National Forest. The fire burned from private land into national forest and grew as a result of brisk winds in the evening. Updates here: http://yubanet.com/2015Local/WardPNF.php

April 14, 2015 at 7:07 AM Today is a No Burn Day in western Nevada County and all of Placer County due to increased fire danger. Check your extinguished piles for any residual heat, breezy winds may rekindle fuels that are not completely out.

April 14, 2015 at 7:04 AM Breezy and much cooler today - significant warming up tomorrow. A fast-moving weather system exits the region this morning. Breezy to windy conditions along with much cooler temperatures will be left in its wake for today. Warming mid-week through Friday under building high pressure with locally breezy conditions continuing.

April 13, 2015 at 11:24 PM Fire alarm sounding at Hospitality House on Sutton. Units en route to check report of a smoke alarm on the second floor.

April 13, 2015 at 10:10 AM Important: The burn day status in Nevada, Yuba and Placer just changed to NO BURN due to increasing winds ahead of the incoming front. If you started burn piles, put them out now.

American Fire by Wes Schultz
April 13, 2015 at 10:01 AM Statistic of the day: Since Jan 1, 2015 @CAL_FIRE has responded to over 650 wildfires that have burned nearly 3,400 acres. Almost a 50% increase in fire activity, says PIO Daniel Berlant.

April 13, 2015 at 6:48 AM Breezy and cooler today and tomorrow, slight chance of showers in the higher elevations. A fast-moving weather system moves through late today into early Tuesday bringing cooling temperatures with a chance of showers, mainly over the mountains north of Highway 50. Breezy to windy conditions the next several days. Warming mid-week through Friday under building high pressure.

April 12, 2015 at 7:13 PM Citron IC has located an illegal debris burn, can handle with one additional engine.

April 12, 2015 at 7:05 PM Firefighters are in the area investigating a possible vegetation fire near Rices Crossing Road and Citron Way in Oregon House, Dobbins.

April 12, 2015 at 9:45 AM Fair skies and warmer temperatures today. Weak high pressure over region for fair skies and warmer temperatures today. Another relatively weak system moves through late Monday into Tuesday bringing cooling with a chance of showers mainly over the mountains north of I-80. Warming midweek through Friday under building high pressure.

April 12, 2015 at 9:36 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. But expect winds to pick up and become gusty in the afternoon. If you burn, do not leave your pile unattended and make sure it is out and cold by late afternoon. Rekindling and spreading out of control happens easily - if you can't touch the pile and feel no heat, flying embers can have you beat.

April 11, 2015 at 11:32 PM Per Nevada County Fire JOA: Victim has been extricated, units will be clearing soon.

April 11, 2015 at 10:51 PM Rescue crews have made contact with the patient, assistance is being provided by JOA personnel.

April 11, 2015 at 10:12 PM Medical rescue now underway for a fall on a rock off New York Canyon Road and Madrone Springs Road. Additional personnel requested.

April 11, 2015 at 9:13 PM Nevada County Fire JOA units responding to the South Fork of the Yuba River at New York Canyon Road, access off Madrone Springs for a medical rescue, Technical Rescue Unit en route.

April 11, 2015 at 8:04 PM Units on scene at Pine Cone can handle the fire. Minimal extension to the wildland reported.

April 11, 2015 at 7:38 PM Structure fire on Pine Cone Lane in Meadow Vista. Numerous engines dispatched, possible extension to the wildland.

April 11, 2015 at 7:05 PM >Nevada City Police has released some details on the apparent suicide this afternoon in Nevada City.

April 11, 2015 at 4:05 PM Nevada County Fire JOA units are responding to the area of Scotts Flat Lake for reports of a sail boat into power lines, reports of lines down, avoid the area.

April 11, 2015 at 2:24 PM Good progress reported on the Oregon incident. Some units are being released.

April 11, 2015 at 11:56 AM Solo vehicle accident on Rough And Ready Hwy / Valley Dr. Toyota sedan over the embankment. Emergency services on scene. one lane of Rough&Ready Hwy is blocked. Use caution in the area.

April 11, 2015 at 9:41 AM Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire in the Oregon Peak area. Reported as 2 acres, the fire is on the southwest side of Oregon Peak. The fire is burning in heavy fuels but at a slow rate of spread. CAL FIRE and allied agencies have four engines, one dozer, one hand crew and two water tenders on scene. There is no threat to any structures. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

April 11, 2015 at 9:34 AM Clouds won't keep their promise of precip, dry and warming over the weekend. Weak weather system brings a slight chance of showers to the northern interior mountains today otherwise dry with warming over the weekend. Another relatively weak system moves through late Monday into Tuesday morning bringing cooling with a chance of showers mainly over the mountains north of I-80. Warming midweek through Friday under building high pressure.

April 11, 2015 at 9:33 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Don't let the recent rain/snow fool you, it is extremely dry out there. Extreme caution is advised if you decide to light your burn pile.

April 10, 2015 at 12:56 PM Non-injury accident at Wolf Rd / Sr49. Use caution in the area.

April 10, 2015 at 11:36 AM Happy Ending! The friendly pup found last night on Fruitland Road was taken to the vet this morning. Thanks to his humans who had him chipped and Matt, the good Samaritan who cared, he is on his way back home to Oroville. Get your pets chipped!

April 10, 2015 at 8:20 AM Vehicle accident on Foresthill Rd / Mosquito Ridge Rd. All parties are on the right hand side of the roadway, please use caution in the area. Emergency services en route.

April 10, 2015 at 8:19 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. Please, be careful!

April 10, 2015 at 7:14 AM Dry and warm weather the rest of the week except for a weak system bringing some showers to the northern mountains on Saturday. Another system will bring a chance of mainly mountain precipitation Monday night and Tuesday. Dry weather expected for the second half of next week. Daytime temperatures above normal except near normal on Tuesday.

Found on April 9, 2015
April 9, 2015 at 9:02 PM This handsome fellow was found about 30 minutes ago on Fruitland Road, between Marysville Road and Loma Rica. Medium-sized, no tags or collar. If you recognize him as your pup, please call 530-559-1349. He'll spend the night with his good Samaritan and will be dropped off at the shelter tomorrow morning.

April 9, 2015 at 8:04 PM Hwy 20 is clear again.

April 9, 2015 at 6:00 PM A hand crew will unload the big rig trailer, then the rig has to be righted and towed. Highway 20 will be closed for an extended time.

April 9, 2015 at 5:25 PM One way traffic control on Hwy 20 near Harmony Ridge in Nevada City due to overturned big rig. Approximately 400 ft of soybean meal across both lanes. CHP on scene, county en route for cleanup

April 9, 2015 at 4:15 PM CHP reports the roadway is now clear.

April 9, 2015 at 3:38 PM Per CHP: Southbound SR49 has reduced lanes at Wolf Rd, motorists are advised to reduce their speed while traveling through the traffic control, heavy congestion and delays are expected.

April 9, 2015 at 3:30 PM Per CHP, traffic is now backed up the Cherry Creek after a fatal accident on Hwy 49 near Combie.

April 9, 2015 at 3:23 PM CHP Grass Valley Traffic Alert - A fatality collision on SR-49 at Wolf Rd is causing substantial delays. Use caution through the area.

Apr 9th, 2:55pmApril 9, 2015 at 3:18 PM Caltrans UPDATE: SB Highway 49 traffic at Wolf Rd in Nevada County using left turn lane to get through vehicle crash area.

Photo courtesy Avona Laudenslayer
April 9, 2015 at 2:50 PM SB lane on Highway 49 at Wolf Rd in Nevada County blocked due to multi-vehicle crash. The southbound lanes of SR49 are blocked at Combie, there is no estimate time of clearing, motorists can expect heavy congestion and delays in the area.

April 9, 2015 at 2:01 PM The Yuba River Ranger District is conducting a prescribed burning of 10 acres hand piles on the Madrone Springs Project along the Conservation Camp Road. This will continue into the beginning of next week as long as current and predicted weather remains favorable.

April 9, 2015 at 9:35 AM Traffic accident on Sr20 / Rough And Ready Hwy, just west of Brighton. Two vehicles, both off the road.

April 9, 2015 at 8:19 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.

April 9, 2015 at 7:19 AM First, the good news: Snow Water Equivalent up from 5 % to 8 % of normal. Weather now back to boring: dry and warm.

April 8, 2015 at 11:49 AM Avoid Banner Quaker Hill Rd. Currently blocked, CHP is on scene and provides traffic control.

April 8, 2015 at 7:45 AM Today is a permissive burn day in western Nevada County.

April 8, 2015 at 7:33 AM A few lingering showers as the storm moves out. Storm system is exiting eastward with scattered mainly mountain and foothill showers gradually tapering off today. Dry weather the rest of the week except for a weak system bringing some showers to the northern mountains on Saturday. A potentially more significant system Monday and Tuesday.

April 7, 2015 at 10:35 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Annex incident. Units will remain on scene for a few hours.

April 7, 2015 at 10:04 PM Crews have arrived at the Annex incident, making access now.

April 7, 2015 at 9:58 PM Possible residential structure fire, light smoke showing from the interior, on Annex Ave off Glenbrook Drive in Grass Valley. Units en route.

April 7, 2015 at 5:50 PM Jeep vs a tree on eastbound Sr20 / Excelsior Point Rd.

April 7, 2015 at 3:55 PM NWS Sacramento issues Tornado Warning for Butte County until 5:00 PM.

NWS Sacramento
April 7, 2015 at 3:34 PM At 3:24 pm National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated a line of strong thunderstorm that extends from near Orland southward to near Smartsville, the line was moving northeast at 5 to 10 mph.

Significant Weather Advisory for:

Yuba County in Central California
Extreme North Central Sutter County in Central California
Extreme West Central Nevada County in Central California
Southern Butte County in Northern California
Extreme South Central Tehama County in Northern California
Northeastern Glenn County in Northern California

Hail up to one-half inch in diameter and wind gusts up to 40 mph are expected with this storm along with heavy rain and frequent dangerous lightning.

Locations impacted include

Browns Valley And Iowa City
Loma Rica
Stanfield Hill
Oregon House Frenchtown Dobbins And Wyandotte

April 7, 2015 at 3:13 PM Per CHP Truckee: Chain Control has been dropped on I-80. The roads are still wet, and as we head towards the evening hours, be aware that Ice forms in shady locations and bridges first. Current weather models are showing another wave of snow on its way. Use caution and keep an eye on current road conditions before you go.

April 7, 2015 at 3:00 PM Vehicle rollover with minor injures at Sr174 / Brunswick Dr. CHP and fire on scene. The road is partially blocked.

April 7, 2015 at 2:34 PM Vehicles blocking the roadway at Red Dog Rd / You Bet Rd.

April 7, 2015 at 2:18 PM This round of snow is melting fast. There's a good chance of more snow and thunderstorms until midnight tonight.

April. What a difference 3 hours make. Photo: YubaNet

April 7, 2015 at 2:02 PM NWS Sacramento issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo

April 7, 2015 at 12:36 PM Numerous reports now of power lines arcing, trees into power lines. Emergency services are busy responding to all the calls. PG&E crews out repairing damaged lines on Excelsior Ditch Camp Road, Walker Drive and near the Fairgrounds.

Photo by Dawn Enke - thanks!
April 7, 2015 at 12:14 AM This picture explains the closure of Brunswick better than any lengthy narrative. On a positive note, Gold Country Transit buses are running again, for now.

April 7, 2015 at 12:13 PM CHP holding WB 80 traffic at Donner Lake Interchange due to multiple spinouts. Chains required down to Alta

April 7, 2015 at 11:50 AM

5" in Pike City reported!
A break in the storm means the view from YubaNet HQ is not too shabby.
April 7, 2015 at 11:35 AM Break in snow, time to take some pictures and send them to us!

April 7, 2015 at 11:34 AM Two vehicles are blocking the road on Idaho Maryland Rd / Silk Tassle Cir. CHP on scene, tow trucks requested.

April 7, 2015 at 11:27 AM Two vehicle collision on Loma Rica Dr / Grass Valley Ave. CHP on scene. Also, three vehicles stuck in the snow at Sr49 / Marysville Rd.

Barbara Kuvet from Nevada City sent this: In front of my work building this group from Sacramento were up for a 7th grade science field trip. They were staying at one of the Lake Vera camps. The mom chaperone was in brand new Birkenstocks. For two of the girls this was their first time seeing snow!
Chief Brandi Dudek from Camptonville sent her view in Camptonville around 10 am.
April 7, 2015 at 11:20 AM Here's what to expect the rest of the day: This is a cold system, so as the afternoon progresses it will get more unstable and will continue to drive snow levels down to Nevada City through the evening. You'll likely see accumulations on the grass and cars, but only on the roadways during the heavier bands. Could see quick bursts of snow under these bands that drop up to a couple of inches in less than an hour. The nature of these showers will mean they'll disappear as quickly as they appear. Expect things to get more convective by early afternoon (around 2 pm) and last through the evening commute.

April 7, 2015 at 11:09 AM Units en route to an overturned vehicle with propane tanks leaking on Foresthill Rd / Finning Mill Rd in Foresthill.

April 7, 2015 at 10:55 AM Brunswick at 174 is closed due to multiple traffic accidents.

April 7, 2015 at 10:51 AM PG&E reports the outage near the Fairgrounds is affecting 41 homes. Crews are en route, no estimated time of restoration yet.

Maria B is near the Empire Mine in Grass Valley. This is her view.
Christopher Alexander Eaton sent this from Hughes Road at a 2,666 elevation
April 7, 2015 at 10:43 AM Per Caltrans: Allow extra travel time on I-80 over Donner Summit. Chain controls now down to 2,400 feet between Colfax and the Donner Lake interchange.

April 7, 2015 at 10:41 AM Gas hazard on South Church Street in Grass Valley, strong smell of natural gas. Fire department en route.

Christine Chow send this photo from Squirrel Creek
Dorsey Drive around 10:00 am, by Ken Anspach. It looks worse now!
April 7, 2015 at 10:39 AM Power lines into a tree near Alta Sierra Drive. Flames are showing.

April 7, 2015 at 10:38 AM Fire units en route to Alpine Ln / Conifer Ln. Power lines arcing, electrical hazard reported.

April 7, 2015 at 10:32 AM Gold Country Stage bus service is halting operations due to the snow. Route 5 coming up from Auburn will depart Auburn at 11:00 am to Grass Valley, but all other service has been suspended due to the snow.

April 7, 2015 at 10:30 AM Non-injury accident on 16123 Auburn Rd. Lanes are blocked at Sr174 / Brunswick Dr after a two vehicle collision. Please, slow down and if you don't have to drive, stay warm at home or at work.

Dena Corey sent this from Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
Chris Cotton on Prospect Street, Nevada City says: Our daughter Alice is loving it!
April 7, 2015 at 10:18 AM Report by reader Terry of a power outage on Polaris Drive in Grass Valley. Thanks!

Maya Cordes: Headed home to Nevada city from the 5 Mile House!! Highway 20.
Colleen Wrigh on Mayflower drive
April 7, 2015 at 10:02 AM Snow is making a surprise appearance in Nevada County. Keep sending your photos!

April 7, 2015 at 9:46 AM Send us your snow pictures! Email news@yubanet.com and thank you!

April 7, 2015 at 9:06 AM Half an inch of rain since this morning here in Nevada City, now turning into snow! Use caution on the roads, numerous reports of spin outs and accidents.

April 7, 2015 at 8:53 AM Good news for Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe water clarity in 2014 the best in more than a decade.

Caltrans cam at Kingvale
April 7, 2015 at 8:31 AM Per Truckee CHP: Chain control is up on I-80. R-2 From Drum Forbay to Donner Lake Rd. Also R-2 controls are up on SR-20 from danas to the I-80 junction. Remember R-2 means all 2 wheel drive vehicles must chain up. 4 wheel drive with snow tires are OK to proceed. Drive safe!

April 7, 2015 at 7:16 AM Snow level around 3,500 ft, rain and thunderstorms possible. A storm system is spreading precipitation across the area today into tonight. This storm will bring significant snow through this evening, down to around 3500 feet. Thunderstorms with hail are possible in the Central Valley and Delta today. Lingering mountain showers Wednesday, otherwise dry and warmer for the latter part of the week.

April 6, 2015 at 3:15 PM Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) crews have fully restored electric service to approximately 79,000 Butte County customers in Chico, Paradise and Magalia who were impacted by a power outage at 8:12 this morning. The utility immediately activated its local emergency centers to help identify the cause of the outage and restore service safely and as quickly as possible. The outage was fully restored at 12:05 p.m.

April 6, 2015 at 9:57 AM Per PG&E: Power outages are impacting portions of Chico, Paradise, Magalia and other parts of Butte Co. More than 2,000 restored in north Chico.

April 6, 2015 at 7:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. As always, be aware of possible windy conditions and never leave your burn pile unattended.

April 6, 2015 at 6:45 AM Colder, wetter storm arrives late today. Winter storm warning from 1 am Tuesday to midnight Tuesday night above 3500 feet in the west slope northern Sierra Nevada. An unusually strong and cold storm system will begin to spread into the the area later today and tonight. This storm will bring significant mountain snow tonight into Tuesday night down to 3500 ft. Thunderstorms with some hail possible in the Valley Tuesday. Showers will linger through Wednesday. Warmer and drier weather for the latter half of the week.

April 5, 2015 at 9:46 PM Non-injury accident just south of McKnight on Hwy 49. All fire units are being released.

April 5, 2015 at 9:42 PM Per Nevada County Fire JOA: Units are responding to Hwy 49 just south of McKnight for a traffic collision. Please use caution in the area.

The Snow's house on Cruzon at around 4300 feet. Photo: Shannon Snow
April 5, 2015 at 4:50 PM Per Caltrans: Chains required on I-80 and Hwy 20. Check conditions before traveling.

April 5, 2015 at 12:48 PM First unit on scene reports a burn pile at the location. All units are being canceled.

April 5, 2015 at 12:45 PM Possible residential structure fire, back deck may be on fire on Cedar Way off Ridge Road in Grass Valley. Units en route.

April 5, 2015 at 12:29 PM Periods of rain and mountain snow with below normal temperatures into Wednesday. Winter weather advisory from noon today to midnight tonight above 3500 feet.

April 5, 2015 at 8:15 AM Today, Sunday April 5th, is a No Burn Day in western Nevada County.

April 4, 2015 at 3:54 PM First unit has arrived at the Moonshine incident. Reports no threat to structures or surrounding wildland. All units but one are being canceled.

April 4, 2015 at 3:39 PM Escaped debris fire with a tree now on fire, 137000 block of Moonshine Road on the Hwy 49 side. North San Juan and Camptonville Fire units assigned, CAL FIRE and Tahoe National Forest also responding.

April 4, 2015 at 12:21 PM Traffic accident on River Ranch Rd / Frontier Ln in south Nevada County. No injuries reported.

April 4, 2015 at 11:38 AM Due to rapidly changing conditions, especially unpredictable wind gusts, it is now a no burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties.

April 4, 2015 at 9:33 AM Rain and snow on the way for Sunday through Wednesday. Fair skies with high temperatures cooling to near normal on Saturday and below normal on Sunday as a Pacific frontal system moves through. This system will bring rain and mountain snow on Sunday. Periods of rain and mountain snow with below normal temperatures will continue into Wednesday. Warmer temperatures and drier weather are possible for the second half of the week.

April 4, 2015 at 9:27 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. But consider the wind before burning your piles today.

April 3, 2015 at 6:59 PM Hammonton-Smartsville is closed due to a major accident. If you live at Gold Village, you may pass, all other traffic is being diverted. Thanks to reader Denise for the heads up.

April 3, 2015 at 12:39 PM Truckee Police: Big Rig overturned at 89S roundabout. Blocking Northbound lane. Expect delays. Use caution.

April 3, 2015 at 8:16 AM Due to low relative humidity and possible gusty winds, today is a no burn day in western Nevada County.

April 3, 2015 at 7:56 AM Fair skies today, then cooling off while waiting for rain and snow. Fair skies with high temperatures a little above normal today then cooling to near normal on Saturday and below normal on Sunday as a Pacific frontal system moves through. This system will bring rain and mountain snow for the second half of the weekend. Periods of rain and mountain snow with below normal temperatures will continue through Tuesday. The Tuesday precipitation could become moderate at times. Drier conditions with warming are in store for the second half of the week.

April 2, 2015 at 6:57 PM Vehicle rollover accident is blocking the Hwy 49 exit northbound at Brunswick. Grass Valley Police and Fire on scene, no injuries reported.

April 2, 2015 at 10:50 AM County Health Rankings: Nevada County Ranks 11th Healthiest County in CA. Placer ranks 2nd overall, Sierra ranks last.

April 2, 2015 at 7:12 AM Today is a no burn day in western Nevada County. Low relative humidity and breezy north winds make burning debris piles unsafe.

April 2, 2015 at 6:55 AM Breezy north winds today, big change coming on Sunday through Tuesday. A little above normal daytime highs today and Friday. Cold Gulf of Alaska low pressure system will bring cooler temperatures and chances for rain and mountain snow Sunday through early next week to most of northern California. Drying and warming by end of week.

April 1, 2015 at 1:27 PM Especially today, be aware of the time and date, with an emphasis on today's date!

April 1, 2015 at 7:21 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County. But, given the breezy winds forecast, lighting your burn pile today is a risk you need to carefully consider.

April 1, 2015 at 7:18 AM Cooler but still slightly warmer than normal today. Warming slightly Thursday and Friday with breezy north winds then cooling again over the weekend as precipitation chances return to the north state. Continued precipitation chances through early next week.


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