County Roads crews are currently working to plow and remove downed trees on roads in the unincorporated areas. Downed trees with powerlines in them require PG&E response. Thank you for your patience as our crews work hard to address the impacts of this storm.

If you are in the City of Grass ValleyCity of Nevada City, or Town of Truckee city/town limits, their service teams will be the go-to resource for that area. Please visit their websites for additional information.  

Check the Caltrans District 3 map for information on highway conditions and closures.

Nevada County Emergency Operations Center allocating critical resources
Lt. Sean Scales and Logistics Coordinator Roger Tucker in the Emergency Operations Center allocating critical resources.

Emergency Weather Shelters

Staff and volunteers will work to provide safe and socially distanced sheltering during the weather event, in alignment with Public Heath COVID-19 protocols. 

Guests will be medically screened and must agree to follow COVID-19 protocols to limit the potential spread amongst shelter guests, including wearing a mask at all times. 

Overnight Shelters

Bear River High School Multipurpose Room
11130 Magnolia Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949
Supported by Red Cross

Open Wednesday at noon until further notice. Service animals allowed. No pets allowed.


  • Heat
  • Power & charging stations
  • Food
  • Showers

Nevada County Transit Services will provide rides to the Bear River shelter from Madelyn Helling Library and the Tinloy Transit Center in Grass Valley until 6 pm. Please call 211 at 1-833-DIAL211 for additional transportation information.

Nevada City Veterans Hall (lower level)
415 North Pine Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Supported by Sierra Roots

Open through Thursday morning. 


  • Heat
  • Power & charging stations
  • Food
  • Beds and blankets

Church of the Mountains
10079 Church Street Truckee, CA

Find more information from North Tahoe-Truckee Homeless Services

Daytime Warming Center

Madelyn Helling Library Community Room
980 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959

Open until 6:00 pm. No pets allowed.


  • Heat
  • Power & charging stations

Food, Fuel, & Supplies

The County is partnering with 211 to maintain a list of gas stations, grocery stores, and hardware stores that are currently open to the public. Please call 211 for more information. Just dial 2-1-1 or 1-833-DIAL211.

Do you own or manage a local business that is currently selling essentials like gas, food, ice, and water? Please let 211 know by filling out this simple form.