As of December 30th, nearly all County roadways are open and passable. All roads in Alta Sierra are open to emergency traffic and tall vehicles with the exception of Ball, Francis, Ragan which require phone company participation which is pending. Lower Colfax, Laws Ranch Cross, Burma, and Rattlesnake are open. 

PG&E, CALFIRE, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services and Roads personnel task force allowed for the quick removal of downed trees with PG&E lines in them yesterday. AT&T is embedded in today’s task force to address trees that have telecommunications lines in them. Our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team have been deployed on County roadways the last several days to assist PG&E and road crews in mapping downed power lines and blocked roads to gain a clearer picture of the scope of road access issues in Nevada County. YubaNet is gathering resident-reported roadway issues such as downed trees and power lines in roadways and the data is being shared with our GIS team and PG&E.

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.


PG&E estimates that there are currently over 16,000 Nevada County customers without power.

You can report and view outage information on PG&E’s website or by calling PG&E at 1-800-743-5002.

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 through Saturday evening or there is no longer a need. 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 Saturday evening.


  • 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 Centers

Our Nevada County Library branches are open to the public to warm up and charge up. All locations have power and Wi-Fi. See branch hours below.

Madelyn Helling Library
Open 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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.