December 15, 2018 – On, Saturday 12/15/2018 beginning at 9:00 AM, all remaining evacuation orders for the Town of Paradise (Zones 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13) and the unincorporated area of Butte County (Morgan Ridge B Zone) will be lifted for residents only for 24 hours. Residents will need to show identification or proof of residency to access the area. The restrictions for non-residents will be lifted at 9:00 AM on 12/16/2018.
Travel Routes for Re-entry
Residents should use the routes listed below to reduce traffic congestion and to facilitate an orderly re-entry process.
Town of Paradise
Skyway – Residents are to use Skyway for entry to Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 4, Zone 5, and Zone 9.
Clark Road – Residents are to use Clark Road for entry to Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 12, and Zone 13.
Neal Road – Residents are to use Neal Road Zone 10, and Zone 11.
Residential and commercial properties along the Pentz Road corridor in zones 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 may be identified through the Town of Paradise website.
Unincorporated Butte County – Morgan Ridge B Zone
Clark Road – Residents will need to access their properties in the Morgan Ridge B Zone by using Pearson Road from Clark Road.
All residents are encouraged to check the on-line Evacuation Map at www.ButteCountyRecovers.org/evacuationmap to see if their residence falls within the lifted areas and view all evacuation statuses.
Please note that Pentz Road is not a recommended entry point. Pentz Road with remain open for the evacuation zones that are already open, and for access to Magalia.
Health and Safety Precautions
Residents need to be aware that the area being lifted may have very limited services. Prior to returning home, residents are encouraged to take steps to ensure they have food, water, and fuel for their vehicles. Residents are advised not to use generators to power buildings or structures due to potential back feeding of electrical lines.
Utilities personnel and tree crews are still actively working in the area. Please reduce speeds and drive with caution, traffic delays are to be expected.
The Butte County Health Officer has issued a hazard advisory strongly suggesting no habitation of destroyed property until property is declared clear of hazardous waste and structural ash and debris by Butte County Environmental Health. Additionally, there are increased risks for flash flooding, mud flows and debris flow in fire-impacted areas and snow in higher elevations. Residents are advised to review information at the following link, prior to visiting their property: https://buttecountyrecovers.org/re-entry/