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January 31, 2021 at 10:29 AM Showers possible today, another storm arriving late Monday-Tuesday. The next winter storm is slated to impact interior NorCal Monday through early Wednesday, though the storm has slowed down slightly. Lighter showers are expected to continue Monday morning in the northern mountains and northern Sacramento Valley before spreading south and becoming heavier Monday evening. The heaviest precipitation is expected Monday evening through Tuesday with showers lingering early Wednesday morning. Moderate to heavy snowfall is expected to impact Sierra travel with snow levels generally above 5000-6000 feet. Dry conditions are forecast to return Wednesday into next weekend.

January 30, 2021 at 4:54 PM Our thanks to Captain Christoffer Billberg with Rough & Ready Fire Department for sharing this: Rough & Ready Fire Department got a call for a 16 pound cat stuck high up in a tree. Engine 5981 responded, upon arrival at scene they found a male cat approximately 20 ft up in the tree. Fire fighter Taj Costa and lieutenant Jonathon Crouthamel didn’t hesitate, they raised a ladder and were able to safely extract the cat from the mulberry tree. No firefighters or cats where injured during this daring rescue. 🙂

January 30, 2021 at 10:48 AM Caltrans: SR-20 EB Turning all trucks around at Nevada Street / WB Closed at the 20/80 JCT – due to PG&E repairing power poles and power lines. Take alternate route. Outage along Hwy 20 near Harmony Ridge Road is affecting 152 customers since Thursday, estimated time of restoration is Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 9:00 pm.

January 29, 2021 at 1:56 PM Per Caltrans: Hwy 49 between Downieville and Sattley, and SR 89 between Sierraville and Calpine have reopened to traffic.

January 29, 2021 at 9:46 AM

January 29, 2021 at 9:17 AM Weekend showers, another winter storm early next week. Main part of the next system will move through the region Monday and Monday night tapering off on Tuesday and Tuesday night. Dry with northerly winds Wednesday and Thursday.

January 29, 2021 at 8:52 AM Hwy 49 between Marysville Road and Downieville remains closed due to snow and debris. No estimated time of reopening.

January 28, 2021 at 10:21 PM Possible accident on North Bloomfield at Serena Way, car off the roadway. Emergency services on scene.

January 28, 2021 at 7:43 PM Roadway is blocked on the 13000 block of Dog Bar Road after a head-on collision. Emergency services are in route.

January 28, 2021 at 5:54 PM Tree down, blocking both lanes, on Rock Creek Road near Hudson Way. Public Works is in route.

January 28, 2021 at 5:50 PM Today, 18 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported by Nevada County Public Health. Out of 3,439 total cases, 574 are active. Nine people are hospitalized, two in ICU.

January 28, 2021 at 10:19 AM Non-injury accident on Loma Rica Drive near Brunswick Road. The roadway is blocked, emergency services are at scene.

January 28, 2021 at 8:12 AM More rain and snow today. Rainfall and mountain snow will continue today. Snow levels will be higher than yesterday so no valley or foothill snow is expected but additional significant snowfall is still expected over the western slopes generally in the 3500 to 4500 foot level during the day.

January 28, 2021 at 7:57 AM Today’s avalanche danger is EXTREME. Gale force winds and intense snowfall continue to overload the snowpack. This extreme load combined with new and old weak layers in the snowpack have created very dangerous and complicated avalanche conditions. Large, deep, and destructive avalanches are almost certain today. The avalanche danger is EXTREME. Fortunately, the travel advice is simple: avoid traveling on any steep slopes, under any steep slopes, near any steep slopes, or across any runout zones. Avoid travel in, near, or below avalanche terrain. The full forecast from the Sierra Avalanche Center is here.

January 28, 2021 at 7:15 AM

January 27, 2021 at 10:07 PM

January 27, 2021 at 5:14 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 26 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. 567 active cases total with 12 people hospitalized – 3 in ICU.

January 27, 2021 at 5:03 PM PG&E expects to have the outage affecting 356 customers in the Rattlesnake area resolved y 7:00 pm tonight. Crews are replacing several poles and hanging new power lines.

January 27, 2021 at 1:08 PM PG&E crews have been working hard to restore power to Nevada County. One large outage, affecting 356 customers in the Rattlesnake Road, another 92 homes out in Lake of the Pines area and 70 customers in the Rough&Ready area constitute the bulk of the outages.

January 27, 2021 at 12:01 PM Firefighters are starting overhaul on the structure fire on Broad Street. There will be activity for several hours. Please refrain from entering the area, this is a hazard situation with unstable remnants of the building.

January 27, 2021 at 11:44 AM Recorded earlier, this video by Kit Kohler shows the extent of the fire

January 27, 2021 at 11:24 AM Broad IC is releasing some of the engines back to their respective stations, breathing support module is in route. Fire investigator is at scene. Photo courtesy Brett Shady.

January 27, 2021 at 11:19 AM Firefighters continue to knock down the fire, good progress being made. Law enforcement is interviewing witnesses, but the cause is yet undetermined. Photos courtesy Brett Shady.

January 27, 2021 at 10:53 AM The building where the fire originated was unoccupied, the cause of the fire is under investigation. Expect a lengthy closure on Broad Street. Photo courtesy Alice Johnson.

January 27, 2021 at 10:46 AM Firefighters are working to confine the fire to the single structure. Broad IC reports firefighters have knockdown on the first structure and still working on the attic fire in the adjacent building. Photo courtesy Amee Medeiros

January 27, 2021 at 10:38 AM Structure fire on Broad Street in Nevada City, numerous units at scene. Broad Street is being closed to through traffic. Thanks for the photo Buzz!

January 27, 2021 at 10:15 AM Power lines down and a tree in the roadway on Perimeter Road near McCourtney Road. Emergency services in route.

January 27, 2021 at 10:07 AM Per 211, Sierra Roots Shelter will be open tonight, Wed Jan 27 from 4:30pm to 7:30am. Veterans Hall (lower level) 415 North Pine Street, Nevada City. COVID-19 safety protocols in place, capacity limited. Call 211 for further assistance.

January 27, 2021 at 10:06 AM

January 27, 2021 at 9:35 AM Big rig stuck in the snow on Hwy 20 near Lowell Hill. Caltrans to close Hwy 20 to big rigs.

January 27, 2021 at 8:47 AM Power outages reduced to 2,910 customers in Nevada County, still 33 outages remaining.

January 27, 2021 at 8:43 AM

January 27, 2021 at 8:41 AM All lanes blocked at Garden Bar Rd near Rock Mountain Rd. in south county. Public Works in route.

January 27, 2021 at 8:36 AM

January 27, 2021 at 7:42 AM At this hour, 30 outages throughout Nevada County have caused power outages for 4,466 customers.

January 27, 2021 at 1:58 AM Outage in the Peardale area now affecting 367 customers. 23 outages in Nevada County are affecting a total of 2,537 customers.

January 27, 2021 at 1:28 AM

January 27, 2021 at 1:20 AM

January 27, 2021 at 12:15 AM Twenty outages throughout Nevada County leave 2,529 customers in the dark. Crews are out assessing and repairing accessible trouble spots. Due to the weather conditions and numerous downed trees prepare for extended outages.

January 26, 2021 at 11:56 PM New outage in Rough&Ready between Stagecoach Way and North Ponderosa affecting 56 homes.

January 26, 2021 at 11:43 PM All lanes blocked on Newtown Road near Empress Road.

January 26, 2021 at 11:02 PM Engine at scene is canceling all incoming units to the incident in Penn Valley, they can handle. Only phone lines and a service drop are down, requesting PG&E and phone company to be notified.

January 26, 2021 at 11:01 PM First Penn Valley unit has arrived at scene, they are out investigating.

January 26, 2021 at 10:54 PM Power lines down and a tree into a house on Siesta Drive off Easy Street in Penn Valley. Emergency services in route.

January 26, 2021 at 10:45 PM Snow levels are down to Applegate on I-80. Numerous spinouts on roads reported. If you don’t have to be on the road, please stay home.

January 26, 2021 at 9:26 PM Vehicle vs tree on Banner Lava Cap near Sesame Street, the roadway is partially blocked. Emergency service in route.

January 26, 2021 at 9:15 PM There are a total of 16 outages in Nevada County at this time, affecting 2,455 customers.

January 26, 2021 at 8:08 PM 1,316 customers our along Dog Bar Road, another 512 along Rattlesnake Road. A total of 2,455 customers in Nevada County now without power.

January 26, 2021 at 7:55 PM The little Town of Washington is without power now, all 165 customers. 190 homes along Red Dog Road are out, from Park Avenue to Murchie Mine Road.

January 26, 2021 at 7:31 PM 367 customers remain out of power in the You Bet area, down from 1,064. 27 customers are without power along Hwy 49 and Wild Cherry Lane in the Higgins area.

January 26, 2021 at 6:45 PM Power has been restored to a majority of the 1,064 customers in the Peardale Chicago Park area.

January 26, 2021 at 6:01 PM Power outage in the Peardale Chicago Park area, 1,064 customers affected.

January 26, 2021 at 5:22 PM Power has been restored for 50 customers in the Wolf Mountain Road.

January 26, 2021 at 4:59 PM Power outage affecting 50 homes between Wolf Mountain Road and Indian Springs Ranch Road.

January 26, 2021 at 4:54 PM Today, 39 new, confirmed COVID–19 cases were reported by Nevada County Public health. Out of a total of 3,394 cases, 552 remain active and 12 people are hospitalized – 3 in ICU.

January 26, 2021 at 3:05 PM Power has been restored to the 96 customers.

January 26, 2021 at 1:36 PM Power outage affecting 96 customers in the Hidden Valley Road area. PG&E crew is in route to assess the cause. No estimated time of restoration yet.

January 26, 2021 at 1:12 PM

January 26, 2021 at 8:23 AM Calm before the storm tonight. The forecast will become very active starting in the evening as a trough drops out of the Gulf of Alaska. This will bring a high impact winter storm to NorCal. A NCFR (narrow cold frontal rainband) is likely to develop along the cold front and this will bring us the most intense rain and snow. This can be expected between 8 pm Tuesday and 8 am Wednesday.

January 25, 2021 at 10:40 PM PG&E has resolved the power outages in Nevada County, with the exception of one outage affecting one customer on Post Chaise Circle off Taylor Crossing in the Dog Bar area.

January 25, 2021 at 6:50 PM 60 customers remain out of power tonight, there is no estimated time of restoration yet.

January 25, 2021 at 4:27 PM An additional 66 cases were reported over the weekend, bringing the total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County to 3,355. Out of the 541 active cases, 12 are hospitalized – 3 in ICU. The death toll has been revised down to 73.

January 25, 2021 at 4:04 PM

January 25, 2021 at 12:24 PM Power outages have been reduced to 400 homes in Nevada County.

January 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM Power has been restored to 1,063 homes in Peardale.

January 25, 2021 at 11:44 AM

January 25, 2021 at 10:03 AM 33 outages are now affecting 2,581 customers in Nevada County.

January 25, 2021 at 9:34 AM You Bet road is clear and lanes are open. PG&E crews remain on site to fix the downed power lines for 1,063 customers.

January 25, 2021 at 9:20 AM White Cloud Pile Burn – 10 Acres
Location: Just south of White Cloud off of Highway 20

Pike County lookout Pile Burn – below the lookout
Contingency resource personnel will be on scene from local modules.

January 25, 2021 at 9:11 AM You Bet Road is temporarily blocked due to fire and PG&E equipment. 1,063 homes are out of power.

January 25, 2021 at 8:57 AM Now 459 customers out of power in Nevada County.

January 25, 2021 at 8:14 AM Trees and down power lines blocking the roadway on Tiger Trail Road near Ocelot Drive.

January 25, 2021 at 7:10 AM Hard freeze tonight, potentially damaging winds Tue-Wed and heavy snow Tuesday through Friday. A Hard Freeze Warning is in effect for elevations below 2000 feet late tonight into Tuesday morning. Overnight lows as low as the lower to mid 20s will be possible. Protect pipes, plants, people, & pets! Strong southerly winds will be possible late Tuesday night into midday Wednesday. Gusts up to 60 mph will be possible. A strong winter storm is expected to bring multiple feet of snow Tuesday into Friday. Major travel delays are expected with possible road closures. Travel is HIGHLY discouraged.

January 25, 2021 at 6:38 AM 280 customers are out of power in Nevada County due to downed power lines and damaged transformers.

January 25, 2021 at 6:30 AM

  • Nevada City School District is in session today
  • Mount Saint Mary Academy has a late start at 9:30 am

January 24, 2021 at 4:19 PM

January 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM Rain and snow today into Monday, High-Impact storm Tuesday-Friday. A winter storm will bring Valley rain and mountain/foothill snow today through Monday. Snow levels could drop as low as 1,000 ft early this week, with minor snow accumulations in the lower foothills. A stronger, high-impact storm will arrive Tuesday into Friday, bringing widespread moderate to heavy precipitation. Periods of heavy mountain/foothill snow and gusty winds will create whiteout conditions at times resulting in chain controls and possible road closures. Strong southerly winds will develop Tuesday night into Wednesday. Lighter winds and clear skies may lead to a hard freeze Tuesday morning.

January 22, 2021 at 5:21 PM 36 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported today in Nevada County. 533 out of 3,292 are active cases. 8 people are hospitalized, 2 in ICU.

January 22, 2021 at 9:37 AM Two car collision on southbound Hwy 49, between Tyler Foote and Newtown, vague report only.

January 22, 2021 at 9:03 AM Valley rain and mountain snow – potential high-impact storm next week. Rain and snow showers will impact northern California today as a first system takes aim on northern California. Can’t rule out the potential for isolated thunderstorms this afternoon in the Valley. Another system will arrive Sunday evening, bringing Valley rain and mountain/foothill snow. The snow levels could drop as low as 500 to 1,000 ft, notably in portions of Shasta County and the Sierra foothills. A third system will arrive late Tuesday, and has the potential to bring major impacts to the Sierra with heavy snow. Stay tuned for further details as the forecast evolves.

January 21, 2021 at 2:35 PM Today, 17 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in Nevada County. The case total is 3,257 with 532 active cases. Nine people are hospitalized, two in ICU.

January 21, 2021 at 8:01 AM Units at scene on New School report minor injuries only, canceling the ambulance.

January 21, 2021 at 7:50 AM Emergency services in route for a head-on collision on New School Road near Tobacco Road on the San Juan Ridge.

January 21, 2021 at 7:26 AM Pattern change and low snow levels next week. A colder and wetter storm track is expected to develop over the weekend and into next week. Below normal temperatures expected with snow levels in the foothills and possibly upper elevations of the Northern Sacramento Valley Monday and Tuesday.

January 21, 2021 at 6:41 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

January 20, 2021 at 3:20 PM Today, 28 new, confirmed cases were added to the count of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County. This brings the total count to 3,234 since the beginning of the pandemic. 613 of these cases are active, 10 people are hospitalized – 3 in ICU. One additional fatality was reported.

January 20, 2021 at 12:21 PM The small Gaston Fire yesterday above the Town of Washington is fully contained and in patrol status.

January 20, 2021 at 9:12 AM Clear skies and lighter winds return to the region today. Although there are model timing/detail issues later in the week, we are reasonably certain in the chances of rain/mountain snow on Fri in NorCal.

January 20, 2021 at 9:10 AM Accident on northbound Hwy 49 at the Gold Flat off ramp. Emergency services are at scene, reporting a solo vehicle collision.

January 19, 2021 at 9:18 PM Tomorrow, Wednesday, is a No Burn Day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties.

January 19, 2021 at 2:41 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 103 new confirmed cases over the 3-day weekend. The total now is 3,206 cases, with 630 active cases – 8 hospitalized, 3 in ICU.

January 19, 2021 at 1:56 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the Gaston Fire, the latest sizeup is 1.5 acres. There are sufficient resources at scene, per the Incident Commander.

January 19, 2021 at 1:21 PM The Gaston fire is now 2-2.5 acres, still no spotting reported. More resources are arriving at scene.

January 19, 2021 at 1:11 PM Firefighters assigned to the Gaston incident: Tahoe National Forest, CAL FIRE, Washington Fire Department, Nevada County Consolidated. The fire is burning at a slow rate of spread.

January 19, 2021 at 12:49 PM Maybert Road is blocked by downed lines, incoming firefighters will have to hike in for approximately 2 miles. The fire is estimated at 1/2 acre, burning in heavy fuels in steep terrain. No spotting problems, but erratic winds. Units at scene have started to build line around it. This is the Gaston incident.

January 19, 2021 at 12:23 PM Firefighters are responding to a vegetation fire on Gaston Grade above the Town of Washington..

January 19, 2021 at 11:23 AM Power has been restored to 139 customers north of Nevada City, including YubaNet HQ.

January 19, 2021 at 10:35 AM Per CHP log, report of a possible burn pile on Polaris Drive off McCourtney Road. Units are in route.

January 19, 2021 at 10:33 AM Firefighters in route to a possible burn pile on Rattlesnake Road near Ruby Lane. Today is, of course, a No Burn day.

January 19, 2021 at 9:26 AM Tree in the roadway on Hwy 20 near Bear Valley, according to a reader. Caltrans is on scene. Thanks to reader Steve for the photo.

January 19, 2021 at 8:52 AM Firefighters found a small roadside campfire near Jackass Flat, they’re putting it out. Not a burn pile as reported.

January 19, 2021 at 8:31 AM North San Juan Fire being dispatched to check on a control burn on Jackass Flat Road.

January 19, 2021 at 8:24 AM The strong wind did a number on the outdoor dining area at Sushi in the Raw in Nevada City. Thanks to reader Shayna for sending the photo.

January 19, 2021 at 7:56 AM Tree down on Brunswick Road near Burma Road. Public Works crew is in route.

January 19, 2021 at 6:30 AM Firefighters in the area have located a large burn pile that has reignited on La Barr Meadows. Looks to be confined to the line, they are investigating.

January 19, 2021 at 6:22 AM Firefighters in the area on Hwy 49 are unable to locate the reported fire. They will continue to search La Barr Meadows towards Dog Bar.

January 19, 2021 at 6:17 AM Small roadside spot on Hwy 49 near the LaBarr Meadows intersection. Firefighters in route.

January 19, 2021 at 6:08 AM PG&E crew members are on-site working to resolve the issue of three separate outages north of Nevada City. PG&E expects power to be restored by Jan 19 at 4:30 pm.

January 19, 2021 at 4:51 AM Second wave of the NorCal wind event is underway. Strong north to east winds will continue through Tuesday. The strongest winds are expected through Tuesday. Downed trees and power lines are possible along with power outages and difficult driving conditions.

January 19, 2021 at 4:42 AM Update by PG&E on the outages north of Nevada City. Crews will make access to the various outages when safe. Estimated restoration time is 7:00 am.

January 19, 2021 at 4:26 AM Traffic hazard on You Bet Road near Arrowhead Mine Road. Large branch obstructing southbound lanes, Public Works in route.

January 19, 2021 at 3:35 AM Tree partially blocking lanes on Idaho-Maryland Road near Tranquility Lane.

January 19, 2021 at 2:30 AM Firefighters on Honeysuckle Way have located and extinguished at 2 by 2 spot. The incident has been turned over to PG&E, the tree into power lines is causing an outage for approximately 400 people.

January 19, 2021 at 2:02 AM Tree in the roadway, all lanes blocked, on Hwy 49 at the intersection with Moonshine Road, just across the Middle Yuba bridge. Firefighters in route and at scene to try and remove the tree.

January 19, 2021 at 1:55 AM Roadway is clear again at Greenhorn Road near Brunswick.

January 19, 2021 at 1:49 AM Preliminary estimate of restoration for the outage north of Nevada City, affecting several hundred people, is 5:00 am.

January 19, 2021 at 1:41 AM Fire and NCSO are at scene on Greenhorn Road, cutting up the tree blocking the roadway.

January 19, 2021 at 1:32 AM Tree in the roadway, all lanes blocked, on Greenhorn Road near Brunswick Road.

January 19, 2021 at 1:24 AM Power outage north of Nevada City. Firefighters are being dispatched to Rock Creek Road and Honeysuckle Way for a possible fire – vague report only.

January 18, 2021 at 7:14 AM One water tender and one engine are in route to the flareup. Firefighters continue to monitor.

January 18, 2021 at 4:30 AM Firefighters at scene on Buckeye report about an acre, backing down the hill. The two engines will monitor the flareup and a handcrew to reinforce the existing line is being requested.

January 18, 2021 at 3:07 AM Firefighters at scene report the flareup is within the control lines.

January 18, 2021 at 2:47 AM Firefighters are in route to the Buckeye area via Cascade Shores to investigate reports of a possible flareup in the burn piles. The project does have control lines around the individual sections.

There is no need to report the fire, and there is no threat to structures.

January 17, 2021 at 4:04 PM Tomorrow is a NO burn day in Nevada, Sierra and Plumas counties due to the forecasted high wind event.

If you have a burn pile going, please make sure it is out cold before tonight.

January 17, 2021 at 10:49 AM Strong winds late tonight through Wednesday morning. The forecast is on track with dry weather continuing through midweek. The main story for this week will be the strong north to east winds that start to develop tonight and continue through Wednesday morning. The strongest winds will be Monday night through Tuesday. These winds could cause impacts to recent burn areas as well as power outages due to down trees, tree limbs, and powerlines. There is still some uncertainty on the forecasted wind strength, so stay tuned for forecast updates. By Friday, we’ll see a change in the weather pattern with cooler temperatures and a chance for showers in the mountains over the weekend.

January 16, 2021 at 10:36 AM Sharp-shinned hawk hanging out at YubaNet HQ, patiently waiting for a morning snack.

January 15, 2021 at 5:19 PM An additional 22 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported today by Nevada County Health Department. Out of the 3,099 total cases, 568 acre active. Of those, 14 people are hospitalized, 4 in ICU. Two additional fatalities have been reported, bringing the total to 73.

January 15, 2021 at 8:56 AM Spring-like temperatures through the weekend, followed by strong winds. Strong north to east winds are possible Monday & Tuesday. Wind gusts up to 30-40 mph are possible in the Valley & Delta, 40-50 mph in the mountains, locally up to 70+ mph in wind prone areas. Winds these strong could cause downed trees & power lines.

January 14, 2021 at 5:20 PM Nevada County Public Health Department reports 42 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today for a total of 3,072. There are 597 active cases as of today. 14 people are hospitalized, with 4 in ICU.

One additional fatality was reported today, bringing the death toll to 71. The 20 deaths added to the dashboard on Monday included deaths from the past two months, as early as November. Deaths are reported to the county’s COVID dashboard once the death certificate is processed and finalized. Just under half of the 20 deaths that were added to the dashboard on Monday were deaths of Nevada County residents that occurred in other counties, and processing those deaths and reallocating them to the county of residence takes even longer.

January 14, 2021 at 2:57 PM Non-injury collision on northbound Hwy 49 just south of Cherry Creek. Lanes are clear.

January 14, 2021 at 2:40 PM Two dogs in the roadway on Bitney Springs near Pine Hollows Road. One is a Pyrenees and the other a brown lab mix. Please, reduce your speed and if you live in the area, check on your pups. Thanks to reader Logan for the heads up.

January 14, 2021 at 10:39 AM Warming trend begins, strong winds early next week. Dry weather is forecast for interior NorCal through next week. Areas of dense Valley fog are possible in the evenings and mornings through the weekend. A period of strong north to east winds is possible Monday and Tuesday which could cause impacts to recent burn areas. Stay tuned for forecast updates.

January 14, 2021 at 7:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

January 13, 2021 at 4:19 PM Today, Nevada County Public Health Department reported 18 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases for a total of 3,030 since the beginning of the pandemic. 594 cases are active, 12 people are hospitalized with 4 in ICU.

January 13, 2021 at 1:04 PM Escaped debris burn on Clayton Road off Wolf Road in the Higgins area. No threat to structures, units are at scene.

January 13, 2021 at 12:02 PM Accident on Hwy 49 at the Bennett Street off ramp. Units are at scene.

January 13, 2021 at 7:41 AM Slight chance of showers and above average temperatures. Light rain is expected across the northern mountains and northern half of the Sacramento Valley this morning. Snow will be possible over the higher peaks.

January 13, 2021 at 7:30 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

January 12, 2021 at 9:27 PM Power has been fully restored.

January 12, 2021 at 9:07 PM Vehicle into a tree on Mystic Mine Road near Bitney Springs, emergency services in route.

January 12, 2021 at 8:55 PM The outage is reduced to 799 customers now.

January 12, 2021 at 8:33 PM Power has been restored in Lake Wildwood.

January 12, 2021 at 7:31 PM The outage has been reduced to 3,352 customers.

January 12, 2021 at 7:03 PM Power outage affecting people in Lake Wildwood, Rough&Ready, Bitney Springs, Smartsville and John Born areas. 4,232 customers affected.

January 12, 2021 at 4:34 PM

Greater Sacramento area, including Nevada County, exits Regional Stay at Home order into Purple Tier

January 12, 2021 at 9:15 AM Dan Miller has been elected unanimously as the Chair of the Nevada County Board of Supervisors. Sue Hoek has been elected unanimously as the Vice Chair.

January 12, 2021 at 8:42 AM

January 12, 2021 at 8:07 AM The Tahoe National Forest American River Ranger District will be burning 16 acres of hand piles today 1 mile north of Big Reservoir. Smoke will be visible from I-80 and the Foresthill/Auburn area. Firefighters will be on site and monitor the piles until completely out.

January 12, 2021 at 7:52 AM Rain to stay north of us. Mostly light amounts of precipitation will be possible over NorCal today and Wednesday, generally to the north of Interstate 80.

January 12, 2021 at 7:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

January 11, 2021 at 4:59 PM The weekend update has been posted by the Nevada County Public Health Department. 89 new cases for a total of 2,978 confirmed COVID-19 cases. 13 people are hospitalized, 5 in ICU. An additional 20 deaths have been reported in this update, bringing the death toll to 70.

The majority of the new fatalities reported were patients transferred to out of county hospitals who passed away there.

We extend our condolences to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

January 11, 2021 at 3:01 PM A dog walking on the righthand side of northbound Hwy 49 at Quail Creek. use caution in the area.

January 11, 2021 at 1:13 PM

https://twitter.com/Tahoe_NF/status/1348721237879517184

January 11, 2021 at 9:11 AM Vehicle vs a gate on Rough&Ready Hwy.

January 11, 2021 at 8:27 AM Several vehicles hot a large jack in the roadway on northbound Hay 49 at Little Valley. Cars are off the roadway, no injuries reported.

January 11, 2021 at 7:28 AM Above normal temperatures by midweek, no precip in sight. Mostly sunny skies expected across most of the area today as the ridge moves east. Sunshine and warmer temperatures return Thursday as amplifying ridge moves over NorCal. Highs Thursday will approach record levels for the date and will be around 10-15 degrees above average over most of the area.

January 11, 2021 at 6:35 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

January 9, 2021 at 11:01 PM Accident on northbound Hwy 49, 1/2 mile north of Newtown Road. Single vehicle rollover, minor injuries only. CHP and fire at scene, northbound lanes of Hwy 49 blocked.

January 8, 2021 at 5:32 PM An additional 33 cases reported today by Nevada County Public Health, bringing the total confirmed COVID-19 cases to 2,888. 15 people are hospitalized. 4 in ICU.

January 8, 2021 at 2:18 PM Accident on southbound Hwy 49 at Mother lode Road. Lanes are clear.

January 8, 2021 at 2:09 PM Fire has extricated the occupants of the vehicle on Brewer Road, minor injuries only. Tow truck requested for the car.

January 8, 2021 at 1:57 PM Accident on Brewer Road and Nancy Way, vehicle down an embankment. Fire is in route, the occupants are unable to get out of the vehicle.

January 8, 2021 at 9:10 AM Light showers possible this morning, extended period of dry weather ahead. Scattered showers will continue through the morning hours over the northern mountains and northern Sacramento Valley. Generally light additional accumulation is expected with these showers. Areas of dense fog will impact portions of the southern Sacramento and northern San Joaquin Valleys this morning. More widespread dense fog is expected to return overnight tonight into the morning hours tomorrow. Dry conditions are forecast for the weekend into next week with Valley fog possible in the mornings and evenings.

January 8, 2021 at 7:19 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

January 7, 2021 at 5:18 PM Today, Nevada County Public Health Department reports 51 new confirmed COVID-19 cases. 584 of the 2,854 cases total are active cases. 13 people are hospitalized, 4 in ICU.

January 7, 2021 at 4:08 PM CHP helicopter and deputies are departing the Alta Sierra area. Units were dispatched after a report of a possible burglary in progress.

January 7, 2021 at 10:05 AM Vehicle off the roadway on Jones Ridge Road near Greenhorn Road, emergency services in route.

January 7, 2021 at 8:29 AM Light rain and mountain snow tonight. Areas of dense fog will impact portions of the Sacramento and northern San Joaquin Valleys this morning. Dry weather is expected for most of the day today before another weak weather system will impact northern California this evening and into early Friday. Generally light precipitation amounts are expected. Dry conditions are forecast for the weekend with Valley fog possible in the mornings and evenings.

January 7, 2021 at 8:21 AM

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January 7, 2021 at 7:06 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

January 6, 2021 at 4:16 PM With 16 new cases there are now 2,808 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County. 12 people are hospitalized, 4 of them in ICU.

January 6, 2021 at 3:44 PM The accident on Tyler Foote Road is now reported as a fatality.

January 6, 2021 at 2:52 PM Accident on Tyler Foote Road near NSJ fire station 3. Units are at scene.

January 6, 2021 at 1:48 PM PG&E helicopters are flying low in the Chicago Park area. These are routine inspections only.

This is happening right now at the US Capitol.

January 6, 2021 at 10:45 AM Accident on Hwy 174 at Cedar Ridge Drive, lanes are clear. No injuries reported.

January 6, 2021 at 8:29 AM Light rain and mountain snow, some morning valley fog. Patchy dense morning fog will impact portions of the Sacramento and northern San Joaquin Valleys this morning. As the day progresses, light rain and snow will approach the region from the northwest. Precipitation amounts will remain light with many locations south of Sacramento expected to remain completely dry. Dry conditions are expected on Thursday with the potential for morning Valley fog. Another system will impact northern California Thursday evening and into Friday with generally light precipitation amounts expected again. Dry conditions are forecast for the weekend with morning Valley fog.

January 5, 2021 at 6:22 PM Accident on Hwy 49 at Tyler Foote on the San Juan Ridge, units are at scene.

January 5, 2021 at 1:38 PM Tree blocking the westbound lanes on Hwy 20 between Washington Road and the scenic lookout.

January 5, 2021 at 12:33 PM The American River Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest is firing two pile burns today totaling 28 acres along Foresthill Road. Piles may smolder and continue to produce residual smoke over the next week. Piles will be patrolled until declared out.

January 5, 2021 at 11:21 AM Accident on Hwy 49 at Combie Road. Emergency services in route.

January 5, 2021 at 10:27 AM Morning update from Nevada County Health Department reports 75 new confirmed COVID-19 cases for a total of 2,774. 620 active cases, with 11 hospitalizations – 4 in ICU.

January 5, 2021 at 6:44 AM Dry today, some rain likely on Wednesday. A weak system will bring light precip to the area on Wednesday. Better chances for a more impactful system on Friday, then a dry weekend.

January 5, 2021 at 6:25 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

January 4, 2021 at 4:35 PM Vehicle accident, Hwy 20 and Wild Turkey Lane. Two cars involved, with one overturned. Emergency services are at scene.

January 4, 2021 at 3:07 PM Accident on Hwy 49 at the Dorsey Drive on ramp, lane is blocked.

January 4, 2021 at 2:20 PM Person stuck on the river’s edge at the 49’er Bridge. The woman is not in the river, but on a rock near the beach and needs assistance to get safely to shore. Emergency services are responding.

January 4, 2021 at 1:32 PM The three-day update for Nevada County shows a total of 79 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases for a total of 2,691. Out of 598 active cases, 11 people are hospitalized – 4 in ICU. ​A total of 2,850 vaccine doses have been allocated to Nevada County at this time – dose allocation data will be updated late today or tomorrow.

January 4, 2021 at 12:54 PM Tree down on Pleasant Valley Road, blocking both lanes, near Buttermilk Bend. Public Works is being notified.

January 4, 2021 at 12:12 PM Non-injury accident on Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive, lanes are clear.

January 4, 2021 at 11:09 AM Roadway flooding at the Idaho-Maryland on ramp of Hwy 49. Caltrans crew has been notified.

January 4, 2021 at 8:00 AM

January 4, 2021 at 7:21 AM At times heavy rain/snow and blustery winds today. Strong Pacific Storm will bring periods of heavy rain, possible thunderstorms, heavy mountain snow and blustery winds to NorCal today. Tuesday and most of Wednesday will be dry, but additional rain and snow is possible again later in the week. The Sierra Avalanche Center in Truckee has issued a Backcountry Avalanche Warning for the following areas: Greater Lake Tahoe.

January 4, 2021 at 7:04 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is ALWAYS required in Truckee.

January 3, 2021 at 3:26 PM Active weather pattern with mountain travel impacts and moderate to heavy rain. Widespread rain and snow will then begin to develop late tonight and will continue into tomorrow. Moderate rain along with heavy snow will be possible from late morning into the evening as a cold front moves from north to south. There will be an isolated chance for an afternoon thunderstorm or two to develop north of Sacramento tomorrow afternoon but the chances look to remain very low. Overall we are not expecting much impacts over the burn scars but given the period of moderate rain expected we could see some ash flow on the new burn scars. Rain and snow diminish during the evening and overnight with dry weather for Tuesday. Another system moves in for Wednesday bringing valley showers and some mountain snow. Dry weather sets back in on Thursday with another system for Friday that could bring some mountain travel impacts.

January 2, 2021 at 2:48 PM NWS Sacramento: Video Briefing on Active Weather Pattern with Mountain Travel Impacts and Moderate to Heavy Rain

January 2, 2021 at 2:44 PM Greater Sacramento Region Remains Under Regional Stay at Home Order. The Greater Sacramento Region remains under the order because the area’s four-week projected ICU capacity does not meet the criteria to exit the order.

Current Available ICU Capacity by Region:

  • Bay Area: 5.1%
  • Greater Sacramento: 6.9%
  • Northern California: 32.6%
  • San Joaquin Valley: 0.0%
  • Southern California: 0.0%

January 2, 2021 at 1:44 PM Accident on northbound Hwy 49 at Lime Kiln Road. Emergency services are at scene, northbound lanes are blocked.

January 2, 2021 at 10:09 AM First unit at scene on Pleasant Valley Road reports a tree is blocking the roadway. County Public Works is being notified.

January 2, 2021 at 10:04 AM Accident on Hwy 49 at Pleasant Valley Road on the San Juan Ridge, reported as a vehicle vs tree. Emergency services in route.

January 2, 2021 at 9:33 AM Accident on Hwy 174 near Greenhorn Access Road, reported as an overturned pickup. Emergency services on scene.

January 1, 2021 at 11:02 AM Active weather pattern to start the new year. We will be shifting into a more active weather pattern over northern California as we head into the end of the weekend into next week. Before that we will see a weak system that will bring the chance for light scattered rain and snow showers overnight tonight into tomorrow morning. Additional light showers will be possible mainly north of I-80 Saturday night into Sunday. A wetter system will then begin to move in Sunday night and will continue on Monday with widespread rain and mountain snow. Mountain travel will be difficult starting Sunday night and will continue to be impacted through the day on Monday. We will also see increased southerly winds on Monday. A few mountain showers will linger into early Tuesday, otherwise dry weather can be expected. Another winter storm will move into the region early Wednesday and once again will bring Valley rain along with Mountain snow and mountain travel impacts.

January 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM Happy New Year!

January 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM You can find last month’s log here.