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January 31, 2022 at 8:02 PM 23 customers are out of power on Deer Park Drive in Grass Valley. Crews are on site, estimated time of restoration is midnight.

January 31, 2022 at 3:31 PM A heads up from PG&E: PG&E meteorologists are forecasting a significant wind event starting overnight tonight and lasting until Wednesday. Wind gusts of 30 to 45 mph are expected across northern and central portions of the PG&E service area with gusts to 50 mph or more possible in the Sierra foothills, Sacramento Valley and elevated Bay Area terrain. No Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) are anticipated as mountain snowpack, a lower elevation grass crop and moist dead fuels have sufficiently mitigated wildfire risk across much of Northern and Central California. As always, we encourage our customers to be safe and to be prepared for the potential of outages.

January 31, 2022 at 3:14 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 343 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 14,682 cases since the start of the pandemic, 4,003 are active. Thirty-three people are hospitalized – six in ICU.

62,115 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 65% of the eligible population 5 years and older.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,411+52
18-292,377+44
30-392,706+54
40-492,148+57
50-642,835+75
65+2,202+58
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 31, 2022 at 12:35 PM Nevada County Elections Office update: Recall proponents petitions were approved and effective as of today, January 31, 2022. Petitions can be circulated for 120 days starting today, making the due date May 31, 2022 by close of business.

January 31, 2022 at 10:58 AM A small white dog and a larger black dog are running on Hwy 49 at the Dorsey Drive on ramp towards Main Street. Please watch for the pups, reduce your speed.

January 31, 2022 at 10:50 AM Metal debris in the lanes on southbound Hwy 49 at Welsh Lane. Use caution and consider recycling 😉

January 31, 2022 at 8:29 AM Pickup truck vs pole on Hwy 174 at Empire Mine Cross Road, no injuries reported. Three homes are out of power.

January 31, 2022 at 7:03 AM Breezy winds return Tuesday and Wednesday. Gusty northerly winds will develop across the region Tuesday and continue through Wednesday night. The strongest winds are expected to occur along the western edge of the Central Valley into the Bay Area.

January 31, 2022 at 6:16 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants.) For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only. A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/  or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 30, 2022 at 9:20 PM Car vs power pole, power lines in the roadway on East Empire at the intersection of Hwy 174. Emergency services at scene, Empire Street will be closed to retrieve the vehicle.

January 30, 2022 at 5:52 PM Medical rescue for two patients, now out of the water, approximately 1 mile upstream from the covered bridge at Bridgeport. Units dispatched.

January 30, 2022 at 3:06 PM Tree vs power lines on East Bennet Street near Brunswick Road in Grass valley. Power lines lost. Emergency services at scene.

January 30, 2022 at 1:48 PM The estimated restoration time for 1,163 PG&E customers on the San Juan Ridge has been pushed to 3:00 pm.

January 30, 2022 at 11:24 AM Power outage in the Alta Sierra area has been resolved. 12 customers out in Lake of the Pines and still 1,163 customers out on the San Juan Ridge from French Corral to Cherokee. Another 12 customers out off You Bet Road and Fawn Hill Drive.

January 30, 2022 at 9:29 AM Two large power outages in Nevada County. First one affecting 1,163 on the San Juan Ridge and the second one affecting 968 customers in Alta Sierra. PG&E crews have been assigned and the expected time of restoration is around 1:00 pm.

January 29, 2022 at 3:13 PM Two-car accident on Drunken Miners Road and Hwy 49 on the San Juan Ridge. Units dispatched.

January 29, 2022 at 8:48 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants.) For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only. A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/  or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 28, 2022 at 5:16 PM Heads up! Local Public Health Officials Warn of Vaccine Phone Scam. The Nevada County Public Health department is warning the community of a phone scam offering COVID-19 boosters to residents. Callers representing themselves as Nevada County Public Health department employees are offering to schedule residents for an emergency vaccination clinic. The caller then asks for personal information such as name, address, phone number, date of birth, and health insurance information.

January 28, 2022 at 4:46 PM Wood debris in the roadway on Hwy 20 near the McCourtney off ramp. Somebody missed the sign requiring all dump loads to be covered. Use caution in the area.

January 28, 2022 at 4:18 PM Accident on Chaparral Drive in Lake Wildwood, possible extrication required, precautionary air ambulance on order.

January 28, 2022 at 3:48 PM Sages IC has released all resources, they will patrol again tomorrow.

January 28, 2022 at 3:20 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 251 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 14,342 cases since the start of the pandemic, 3,666 are active. Thirty-two people are hospitalized – four in ICU.

61,999 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 64.9% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 30,863 residents have received a booster dose, 49.8% of the fully vaccinated population.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,359+52
18-292,333+22
30-392,652+49
40-492,091+41
50-642,760+51
65+2,144+33
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 28, 2022 at 2:05 PM Power outage along Rough&Ready Hwy has been reduced to 97 customers.

January 28, 2022 at 1:33 PM Power outage affecting 1,029 customers along Rough and Ready Hwy. PG&E crew assigned, estimated time of restoration is 3:30 pm.

January 28, 2022 at 1:26 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the structure fire. One engine and the incoming water tender to continue in, all others can cancel.

January 28, 2022 at 1:22 PM Additional resources arriving on Sages Road, hoselay around the wildland fire is complete.

January 28, 2022 at 1:21 PM Firefighters at scene have contained the wildland portion at the fire on Sages Road, working on the structure.

January 28, 2022 at 1:18 PM Structure fire, office building on Sages Road in North San Juan, units dispatched. Report of extension to the wildland.

January 28, 2022 at 12:24 PM Traffic control is in place on Ponderosa Way and Paoli Lane in Weimar due to the fire.

January 28, 2022 at 12:15 PM Firefighters are making good progress on the structure fire portion, the wildland portion of the fire is contained to approximately 1/2 to 1 acre. Only the hand crew to continue in, the dozer has been canceled.

January 28, 2022 at 12:07 PM Additional resources are reporting to the structure fire with extension to the wildland in Weimar.

January 28, 2022 at 12:00 PM Units at scene on a fire in Weimar between Ponderosa and the train tracks.

January 28, 2022 at 11:47 AM Nevada County Offers Free Storm Green Waste Disposal. Save the dates and get ready now.

January 28, 2022 at 8:46 AM Unspecified traffic hazard on Hwy 20 between Houghton Ranch and Melody Road.

January 28, 2022 at 7:13 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants.) For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only. A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/  or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 27, 2022 at 5:10 PM Foresthill Bridge was closed in both directions, due to the possible HAZMAT incident. The bridge is open again.

January 27, 2022 at 3:42 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 222 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 14,094 cases since the start of the pandemic, 3,419 are active. Thirty-one people are hospitalized – four in ICU.

61,973 residents are fully vaccinated, 64.9% of the population 5 years and older. 30,706 boosters have been administrated, 49.5% of the vaccinated population.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,307+41
18-292,311+36
30-392,603+41
40-492,050+35
50-642,709+35
65+2,111+32
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 27, 2022 at 11:01 AM Power outage affecting 3,460 customers along I80 from Weimar to Gold Run. PG&E crews assigned.

January 27, 2022 at 8:12 AM Non-injury accident on Higgins Road at Combie Road. Cars are of the roadway.

January 27, 2022 at 7:58 AM Dry weather continues into next week. Today’s high temperatures will be similar to yesterday’s highs with temperatures in the 60s for the valley and most foothill locations to the 40s and 50s mountains.

January 27, 2022 at 7:02 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants.) For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only. A CAL FIRE Burn Permit, available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/  or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 26, 2022 at 10:06 PM Car fire on Mooney Flat Road just past Joe Miller Ravine Road west of the Lake Wildwood area. Units dispatched.

January 26, 2022 at 8:57 PM By a unanimous vote, the Nevada City City Council approved a contract with Sean Grayson to serve as the new permanent City Manager. Grayson, most recently the Fire Chief of Rialto, is a Nevada City native. The City Council also unanimously adopted the final budget for 2021/2022.

January 26, 2022 at 4:41 PM Reported collision on northbound Hwy 49 at McKnight.

January 26, 2022 at 4:26 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 164 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 13,874 cases since the start of the pandemic, 3,203 are active. Thirty-two people are hospitalized – five in ICU. One additional fatality has been recorded, bringing the death toll to 124 since the start of the pandemic.

61,800 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 64.7% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 29,629 have received a booster dose.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,266+19
18-292,275+27
30-392,562+28
40-492,015+35
50-642,674+32
65+2,079+20
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 26, 2022 at 2:34 PM One southbound lane of Hwy 49 under Dorsey Drive is blocked by a disabled car. The vehicle has an extraneous piece of steel, possibly dropped by heavy equipment, stuck in the undercarriage. Emergency services at scene.

January 26, 2022 at 1:54 PM Heads up Nevada City: PG&E Converting Overhead Electric Lines to Underground in Downtown Nevada City

January 26, 2022 at 12:04 PM PG&E Offering to Remove Wood Debris from Trees Cut Down for Safety During 2021 Wildfires – including the River Fire.

January 26, 2022 at 9:06 AM The NID Board of Directors was slated to receive a presentation on the Water Supply Assessment from the consultant and approve the SB 610 Water Supply Assessment for the Idaho-Maryland Mine. The item was pulled from the agenda, no vote will be taken on the item during this meeting.

January 26, 2022 at 6:49 AM Today is a No Burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties.

January 25, 2022 at 9:52 PM Units at scene on South Auburn have the small fire contained.

January 25, 2022 at 9:48 PM Reported fire in an empty lot, about the size of a car, on South Auburn Street in Grass Valley. Units dispatched.

January 25, 2022 at 3:28 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 298 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 13,713 cases since the start of the pandemic, 3,047 are active. Thirty-five people are hospitalized – six in ICU.

61,774 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 64.6% of the eligible population 5 years and older.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,247+60
18-292,248+41
30-392,534+61
40-491,980+39
50-642,642+53
65+2,059+45
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 25, 2022 at 2:57 PM Non-injury accident on Hwy 174 at Bartlett Drive, the roadway is clear.

January 25, 2022 at 12:27 PM A broken down vehicle is blocking the slow lane on northbound Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive. Use caution.

January 25, 2022 at 9:39 AM Breezy north/east winds today. Gusty winds may cause downed tree limbs and weakened trees and localized power outages, mainly in the mountains.

January 25, 2022 at 6:34 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants.) For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only. A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/  or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 24, 2022 at 5:52 PM Two-car collision on southbound Hwy 49 near Combie Road. Emergency services at scene, one turn lane is blocked.

January 24, 2022 at 4:49 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 707 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 13,414 cases since the start of the pandemic, 2,748 are active. Thirty people are hospitalized – seven in ICU.

61,758 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 64.6% of the eligible population 5 years and older.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,187+155
18-292,207+98
30-392,473+129
40-491,941+99
50-642,589+131
65+2,014+88
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 24, 2022 at 4:14 PM Pickup truck fire on Hwy 49 at Little Deer Drive near Alta Sierra. Units at scene.

January 24, 2022 at 3:46 PM Engines dispatched to check a debris burn (reportedly burning trash) on Cedar Lane – today is a no burn day.

January 24, 2022 at 8:14 AM Dry and mild week ahead, some breezy winds Tuesday. Chances for any precipitation look to be more towards Monday into mid next week.

January 24, 2022 at 6:40 AM Today is a No Burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties.

January 23, 2022 at 7:12 PM Tree blocking the westbound lanes on Hwy 20 3 miles past Washington Road.

January 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM Given yesterday’s Lowden fire this seems like a good reminder: A primer on burn piles. An important takeaway: If it’s too windy or too wet at your location, even if it’s a permissible burn day, postpone burning until conditions improve.

January 22, 2022 at 8:52 PM Barr IC is keeping 4 engines, releasing all other resources.

January 22, 2022 at 8:47 PM Units at scene on La Barr Meadows confirm no structure involved/threatened. About 1/4 acre of vegetation involved, they can handle with units at scene.

January 22, 2022 at 8:40 PM Reported residential structure fire with extension to the vegetation on La Bar Meadows Road. Units at scene.

January 22, 2022 at 4:55 PM Sheriff’s deputy is on Gracie Road, reporting the smoke is from a burn pile. Canceling all dispatched units with the exception of one engine to continue in for an area check.

January 22, 2022 at 4:45 PM Firefighters responding to a possible structure fire on Gracie Road in Nevada City, smoke showing from the second story.

January 22, 2022 at 4:04 PM Updates on the Lowden Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/lowden/

January 22, 2022 at 3:57 PM Lowden IC is requesting a second water tender. North San Juan Fire sending their water tender. Thanks to reader Ross for the photo.

January 22, 2022 at 3:53 PM All incoming units are to stage on Hwy 49 at Newtown Road, one engine to the 10000 block of Monte Vista Court for structure protection.

January 22, 2022 at 3:50 PM Lowden IC is requesting a water tender to the fire. Ophir Hill FD sending the water tender now.

January 22, 2022 at 3:47 PM Five engines, one dozer and prevention officer assigned to the Lowden incident.

January 22, 2022 at 3:44 PM Lowden IC is requesting additional resources, there is a roadway on two sides of the fire. Dozer to continue in, there are no hand crews available.

January 22, 2022 at 3:36 PM Escaped burn pile on Lowden Lane off Hwy 49 past Newtown Road, homeowner asked caller to alert fire department. Resources assigned.

January 22, 2022 at 3:07 PM As a reminder, today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County – recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

January 22, 2022 at 9:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants.) For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only. A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/  or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 22, 2022 at 8:20 AM Strong north/east winds today. Strongest winds this morning into the early afternoon. Dry weather will continue into next week.

January 22, 2022 at 8:10 AM The outage affecting 54 customers on Oscar Drive in Alta Sierra now has an estimated restoration time of 10:15 am.

January 22, 2022 at 7:51 AM Power has been restored to most of the 1,067 customers affected by the outage along Hwy 174.

January 22, 2022 at 7:42 AM Tree in the roadway on Hwy 20 near Excelsior Point Road, approximately 3 miles from the junction with I-80.

January 22, 2022 at 6:37 AM Six power outages are affecting 1,164 customers in Nevada County, four outages are affecting 937 customers in Placer County.

  • The outage affecting 1,067 customers along Hwy 174 from Cedar Ridge to Rollins Reservoir has an estimated restoration time of 7:45 am.
  • The outage affecting 54 customers on Oscar Drive in Alta Sierra has an estimated restoration time of 8:15 am.
  • The outage affecting 40 customers on Digger Pines Circle near Retrac Way has an estimated restoration time of 8:45 am.
  • The outage affecting 926 customers from Colfax to Weimar has an estimated restoration time of 9:00 am.

January 21, 2022 at 3:30 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 94 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 12,714 cases since the start of the pandemic, 2,052 are active. Twenty-six people are hospitalized – five in ICU.

61,648 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 64.5% of the eligible population 5 years and older.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,032+10
18-292,109+8
30-392,344+17
40-491,842+15
50-642,458+16
65+1,926+11
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 21, 2022 at 9:58 AM Strong north/east winds today through Saturday. Strongest wind gusts will be focused in the higher elevations of the Sierra and southern Cascades. Dry weather will continue into next week.

January 21, 2022 at 6:59 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants.) For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only. A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/  or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 21, 2022 at 5:58 AM

January 20, 2022 at 9:17 PM Three Waste Management Service Updates:

  1. Washington Transfer Station is closed from Friday the 21st through Sunday the 23rd, due to labor challenges.
  1. North San Juan Transfer Station will be closed on Monday the 24th due to PGE electric work.
  1. Here is information of green waste dimensions acceptable at the Transfer Station, as some folks are bringing in large sized storm debris.

January 20, 2022 at 7:47 PM Big rig stuck near the Bear River bridge on Dog Bar Road near Magnolia.

January 20, 2022 at 4:24 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 192 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 12,637 cases since the start of the pandemic, 1,779 are active. Twenty-eight people are hospitalized – six in ICU.

61,474 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 64.3% of the eligible population 5 years and older.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-172,022+40
18-292,101+25
30-392,327+29
40-491,827+37
50-642,442+37
65+1,915+24
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 20, 2022 at 3:06 PM An update for Grass Valley residents on the storm debris pickup by the city:

“The storm debris pick up is running thru the end of the day Friday the 21st. Multiple outside crews are responsible for the pick up of the debris and are working on getting it all done.”

January 20, 2022 at 1:54 PM A chair has taken a seat on southbound Hwy 49 near the Idaho Maryland off ramp. Cars are swerving to avoid the hazard.

January 20, 2022 at 11:09 AM The friendly dog hanging out at the Empire Mine Visitor Center has been picked up by her owner. Bella is on her way home.

January 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM There’s a female dog, no collar, black w/ white markings wandering around the Empire Mine State Park visitor center. No sign of a human companion. She looks heathy and well cared for, very friendly. Call the Visitor Center (530) 273-8522 if she’s yours or know the owner.

January 20, 2022 at 7:55 AM Strong north/east winds Friday-Saturday. Strongest wind gusts will be focused in the higher elevations of the Sierra and southern Cascades. Strong winds may cause downed tree limbs from weakened/burned trees, with possible impacts to outdoor recreation for skiers, snowshoers, and hikers. Localized power outages possible.

January 20, 2022 at 7:35 AM Storm damage repair and tree removal continues today on Hwy 174 between Greenhorn and You Bet roads. Expect delays.

January 20, 2022 at 7:06 AM Today is a No Burn Day in Nevada, Sierra and Plumas counties.

January 19, 2022 at 4:25 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 396 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 12,445 cases since the start of the pandemic, 1,779 are active. Twenty-five people are hospitalized – one in ICU. One additional fatality has been recorded, bring the death toll to 123.

61,474 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 64.3% of the eligible population 5 years and older. 28,317 (46.1%) are fully vaccinated and have received a booster dose.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,982+92
18-292,076+52
30-392,298+78
40-491,790+65
50-642,405+60
65+1,891+48
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 19, 2022 at 3:26 PM Removal of storm damage trees on Hwy 174 is causing delays near the Cedar Ridge Y and beyond. Use an alternate route if possible.

January 19, 2022 at 12:31 PM The Nevada County Community Library has put a pause on all In-Person library services and will return to curbside and front door pick up only starting Thursday January 20th. Details here.

January 19, 2022 at 12:09 PM Traffic hazard with partially blocked lanes on eastbound Hwy 20 near South Ponderosa Way in Grass Valley.

January 19, 2022 at 9:37 AM Reader report of two dogs running on Dog Bar Road near Wolf Creek. The Aussie appears to have tags. If you are living in the area, please make sure your dogs are safe.

January 19, 2022 at 8:45 AM Car off the roadway into a creek on Hwy 49 near Shoshoni Trail Court towards North San Juan. Emergency services at scene. No injuries reported.

January 19, 2022 at 8:31 AM Breezy winds Friday and Saturday. Breezy winds may cause downed tree limbs from weakened or burned trees and difficult driving conditions for high profile vehicles. Unsecured items could be impacted, including temporary structures. North to northeast gusts 20-35 mph in the Sacramento Valley, Delta and foothills, locally higher near wind prone ridges and canyons.

January 19, 2022 at 7:55 AM Accident on Hwy 20 near Poker Flat, debris blocking the lanes towards Grass Valley. Emergency services dispatched.

January 19, 2022 at 7:49 AM A cow and her calf on a stroll along Tyler Foote Road near Assisi Hill Road on the San Juan Ridge. They pair is now on a neighboring property. There is a report of another cow further down the road, please take it slow in the area.

January 19, 2022 at 7:29 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants.) For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only. A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/  or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 18, 2022 at 6:09 PM An abandoned car is partially blocking the roadway on Bitney Springs Road near Lazy Acres. Use caution in the area.

January 18, 2022 at 4:27 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 702 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 12,050 cases since the start of the pandemic, 1,384 are active. Twenty people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

61,248 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 64.1% of the eligible population 5 years and older.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,890+144
18-292,024+115
30-392,220+130
40-491,725+102
50-642,345+135
65+1,843+75
Nevada County Public Health updates new confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday through Friday. As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 18, 2022 at 8:30 AM Vehicle off the roadway on Quaker Hill Cross Road, unknown when the accident occurred. No occupants in the car.

January 18, 2022 at 6:56 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 17, 2022 at 4:08 PM Twenty sheep in the roadway on Dog Bar Road near Morning Sun Lane. No sheepherder in sight.

January 17, 2022 at 2:37 PM A bale of hay in the middle lane on southbound Hwy 49 at Combie Road. Taking the rural living a tad too far.

January 17, 2022 at 1:34 PM Hwy 49 between Brunswick and Dorsey is clear again.

January 17, 2022 at 1:10 PM Debris across all lanes on southbound Hwy 49 between Brunswick and Dorsey Drive. Traffic break now in place, expect delays.

January 17, 2022 at 8:10 AM Traffic hazard on Hwy 49 at Peterson’s Corner on the San Juan Ridge.

January 17, 2022 at 7:27 AM Today is is a No Burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra counties.

January 16, 2022 at 3:24 PM NID Emergency Outage – Alta Sierra – Norlene Way/Sharon Way Way/Agnes Way/Charles Way/ Scott Way, Iola Way, Marion Way. VCrews are onb scene to repair main line break. Estimated restoration time is today 6pm.

January 16, 2022 at 9:45 AM Dry weather and mild daytime temperatures continue. No change Some patchy morning fog will be possible otherwise another quiet day is in store for NorCal with mild afternoon highs.

January 16, 2022 at 9:25 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only. A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 15, 2022 at 8:01 AM

January 15, 2022 at 7:46 AM The @NWS_PTWC has issued a Tsunami Advisory for the entire California coast following the large volcanic eruption near Tonga

January 14, 2022 at 9:57 PM Reader report of a classroom table in the roadway on Idaho-Maryland Road near Hills Flat. Use caution and we’re fairly certain that’s not how field study is normally set up.

January 14, 2022 at 7:49 PM Tomorrow, Saturday January 15th, is a No Burn day in Nevada County.

January 14, 2022 at 5:27 PM Dump truck vs FedEx van on eastbound Hwy 20 at Nies Cliff Lane in the Penn Valley area. The roadway is clear.

January 14, 2022 at 3:58 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 47 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 11,349 cases since the start of the pandemic, 535 are active. Fourteen people are hospitalized – one in ICU.

61,092Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63.9% of the eligible population 5 years and older.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,746+11
18-291,909+6
30-392,090+10
40-491,623+9
50-642,210+5
65+1,768+5
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 14, 2022 at 9:28 AM Traffic hazard on Rough and Ready Hwy (towards Penn Valley) near Rex Reservoir Road.

January 14, 2022 at 7:11 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at online) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 13, 2022 at 5:36 PM Non-injury accident on Poplar Road in Lake of the Pines.

January 13, 2022 at 4:04 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 112 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 11,303 cases since the start of the pandemic, 637 are active. Fifteen people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

61,055 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63.9% of the eligible population 5 years and older.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,735+27
18-291,903+24
30-392,080+22
40-491,614+13
50-642,205+19
65+1,763+6
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 13, 2022 at 10:56 AM Big rig with hot brakes, no fire, on Hwy 20 near Rough & Ready Hwy. Lanes are clear.

January 13, 2022 at 9:57 AM Non-injury accident, overturned vehicle into Rush Creek, on northbound Hwy 49 and Cedarsong Road. Emergency services at scene.

January 13, 2022 at 9:07 AM Breezy winds tomorrow. Breezy winds may cause downed tree limbs from weakened or burned trees and difficult driving conditions for high profile vehicles. Unsecured items could be impacted, including temporary structures.

January 13, 2022 at 7:57 AM Bovine stroll alert: A black cow on the side of the road at Rices Crossing Road just south of Maryville Road in Oregon House.

January 12, 2022 at 8:00 PM Tomorrow, Thursday January 13th, is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at online) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 12, 2022 at 4:38 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 57 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 11,192 cases since the start of the pandemic, 620 are active. Twelve people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

60,973 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63.8% of the eligible population 5 years and older.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,708+11
18-291,879+13
30-392,058+8
40-491,601+7
50-642,186+10
65+1,757+8
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 12, 2022 at 2:00 PM Nevada County OES update: Now that power has been restored throughout the County and residents are taking advantage of the nice weather to begin cleaning up their yards, the Office of Emergency Services has received numerous calls about what to do with the significant amount of green waste. Our office has been working with local partners as well as CalOES to identify funding and develop a plan to assist residents with their green waste disposal. The current options for green waste are:

  • Safely burn residential debris
  • Chip material
  • Order residential curbside pickup
  • Rent a large green waste dumpster
  • Compost leaves and pine needles

We are aware of the staggering amount of green waste that is currently lining the County maintained roadways. Currently, the County Roads Crews are actively surveying all county-maintained roadways to identify the scale of work that is needed to ensure our roads are clear and easily passable; this is especially important with fire season just around the corner. Just as we asked neighbors to help neighbors during the storm, that request continues. Together we can work to clear dead and dying debris from our properties to make them less of a fire hazard.

January 12, 2022 at 1:44 PM Getting the stinkeye from a Red-tailed Hawk.

January 12, 2022 at 12:11 PM The City of Grass Valley has organized a City wide storm debris pick-up on Tuesday January 18th, 2022. Details here.

January 12, 2022 at 10:57 AM A small tan dog is running in the roadway on Hwy 174 near Orchard Springs Road. Watch out, the pup is not using a turn signal!

January 12, 2022 at 9:49 AM Animal control is out to rescue a dog running on Hwy 49 at Streeter Road. Help out, reduce your speed.

January 12, 2022 at 8:33 AM Update on the errant pinto gelding on Moonshine Road yesterday evening – he will be reunited with his owner shortly.

January 12, 2022 at 6:24 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at online) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 12, 2022 at 6:10 AM Power outage update Day 17:

SIERRA

Customers Without Power: 95
Outages: 8

January 11, 2022 at 8:50 PM The Sheriff’s Deputy and the neighbors have the horse contained in a fenced orchard. They will bring a trailer up and take custody of the horse. If someone discovers they are missing a red and white pinto gelding, Yuba County Animal Control is probably the place to look. Or contact the Yuba County Sheriff’s office. – from reader Teri.

January 11, 2022 at 7:49 PM The horse running loose has now been seen on Sioux Trail off of Moonshine Road. It’s a male, probably a gelding.

January 11, 2022 at 7:15 PM From reader Teri “There is a red and white horse running loose on upper Moonshine Road. It seems somewhat hysterical and possibly hurt. Also seems hungry.”

January 11, 2022 at 5:55 PM PG&E update: As of 6 PM there are a total of 168 customers without power in Sierra Division – 26 in Nevada County and 142 in Sierra County; Placer and El Dorado County are all restored. We expect the customer count to continue to drop as the evening progresses.

January 11, 2022 at 3:50 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 157 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 11,135 cases since the start of the pandemic, 691 are active. Thirteen people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

One additional death has been recorded, bringing the death toll to 122 since the start of the pandemic.

60,973 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63.8% of the eligible population 5 years and older.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,697+22
18-291,866+32
30-392,050+34
40-491,594+25
50-642,176+30
65+1,749+13
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 11, 2022 at 2:59 PM Hay bales in the eastbound lanes of Hwy 20 near Mooney Flat Road. Caltrans has been notified of the wayward bales.

January 11, 2022 at 9:26 AM Dry and mostly sunny days, chilly nights. Dry weather with mild daytime temperatures will continue across the region today.

January 11, 2022 at 8:30 AM Northbound Hwy 49 is backed up near the Empire/Hwy 20 junction due to Caltrans removing the down/damaged trees. Expect delays and use an alternate route if possible.

January 11, 2022 at 8:19 AM Vehicle vs a sign on Rough&Ready Hwy at Hwy 20. No injuries reported.

January 11, 2022 at 8:10 AM PG&E update: As of 6 AM there are a total of 567 customers without power in Sierra Division – 423 customers in Nevada County, 1 in Placer County and 143 in Sierra County and El Dorado is all restored. Today our crews are out in force making the remaining repairs in Nevada and Sierra Counties. We have more than 100 crews in those counties today. They will be flying helicopters to make pole replacements in some of our more remote areas that were hit hard by the storm.

January 11, 2022 at 6:37 AM Power outage update Day 16:

NEVADA

Customers Without Power: 513
Outages: 32

SIERRA

Customers Without Power: 157
Outages: 10

January 11, 2022 at 6:30 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 10, 2022 at 6:34 PM PG&E update: “Over the weekend and today our crews made significant progress in the Sierra Division. As of 6 PM there are 682 customers without power in Nevada County, 37 in Placer County and 143 in Sierra County. El Dorado County is all restored. Today we had 102 crews in Nevada County making repairs and getting customers back online. We flew two helicopters today to help with repairs and there are another two flying tomorrow. Right now our remaining work is taking place in some of the most remote areas or some of the most challenging repairs. For example, we have a few poles to replace in remote parts Nevada County that were damaged during the storm – this involves flying in a crew to move the snow and dig out the old pole, then flying in the new pole and setting that pole – all on a steep hillside. A superintendent told me today that the drive, focus and determination of these crews in the field in truly impressive. They are so committed to restoring power to their communities. With good weather expected tomorrow, our crews will make even more progress restoring power.”

January 10, 2022 at 4:12 PM Northbound lanes are blocked on Hwy 49 at La Barr Meadows Road after a multicar accident. Emergency services are at scene, expect delays and use an alternate route if possible.

January 10, 2022 at 3:30 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 259 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 10,979 cases since the start of the pandemic, 535 are active. Thirteen people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

60,958 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63.8% of the eligible population 5 years and older.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,675+45
18-291,834+42
30-392016+50
40-491,569+34
50-642,146+55
65+1,736+31
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 10, 2022 at 1:57 PM Three cows in the roadway on Perimeter Road. Enjoying the sunshine no doubt.

January 10, 2022 at 12:40 PM Reader Robin sent us this photo and comment: “Thank you Michigan and all the electric line and safety teams from around the country who restored power to Lost Lake Road community!”

January 10, 2022 at 11:46 AM Hotwash: Critical vulnerabilities laid bare by winter storm aftermath. Hotwash is a debrief after an incident (or an exercise,) meant to capture first impressions and answer some basic questions. Our take is here.

January 10, 2022 at 7:00 AM Solo vehicle accident on Hwy 174 at Peardale Road, vehicle off the roadway, no injuries reported.

January 10, 2022 at 6:49 AM Forecast on repeat: dry weather with occasional clouds. Mostly sunny and dry conditions will prevail this week, with Valley/Delta fog in the overnight & morning hours. High temperatures will be around 5-10 degrees above average.

January 10, 2022 at 6:31 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 10, 2022 at 6:15 AM Power outage update day #15:

NEVADA

Customers Without Power: 1,261
Outages: 66

PLACER

Customers Without Power: 183
Outages: 10

SIERRA

Customers Without Power: 161
Outages: 13

EL DORADO

Customers Without Power: 67
Outages: 10

January 9, 2022 at 9:46 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada and Sierra counties. Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 9, 2022 at 9:30 AM Power outage update:

NEVADA

Customers without power: 2,599
Outages: 113

PLACER

Customers: 703
Outages: 43

EL DORADO

Customers: 694
Outages: 14

SIERRA

Customers: 167
Outages: 15

YUBA

Customers: 87
Outages: 4

January 8, 2022 at 9:19 PM

January 8, 2022 at 9:00 PM Power outage update:

NEVADA

Customers: 4,163
Outages: 174

PLACER

Customers: 1,303
Outages: 78

EL DORADO

Customers: 855
Outages: 34

SIERRA

Customers: 257
Outages: 14

January 8, 2022 at 4:43 PM Several goats and baby goats in the roadway on Duggans Lane near Lime Kiln Road. Please use caution in the area.

January 8, 2022 at 2:40 PM All customers in Colfax have been restored.

January 8, 2022 at 1:30 PM Southbound lanes are blocked on Hwy 49 at La Barr Meadows Road after an accident.

January 8, 2022 at 12:21 PM Emergency services at scene of a non-injury accident on westbound Hwy 49 at the Brunswick on ramp.

January 8, 2022 at 10:50 AM

January 8, 2022 at 10:00 AM Power has been restored to 950+ customers in Colfax (orange outage on the map below) after reports of a possible residential structure fire that required de-energizing of a circuit involving underground equipment. PG&E trouble crew was on site, assessed the situation and has restored power first to 600 customers, working on the remaining 310.

January 8, 2022 at 9:33 AM PG&E’s Deputy IC shared their internal progress map with us just now.

January 8, 2022 at 8:20 AM Power outage update:

NEVADA

Customers without power: 4,163
Outages: 174

PLACER

Customers: 1,303
Outages: 78

EL DORADO

Customers: 855
Outages: 34

SIERRA

Customers: 257
Outages: 14

YUBA

Customers: 215
Outages: 8

January 7, 2022 at 8:22 PM Tomorrow, Saturday January 8, 2022 is a permissible burn day in Nevada County. Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 7, 2022 at 6:00 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 60 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 10,722 cases since the start of the pandemic, 327 are active. Twelve people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

60,766 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63.6% of the eligible population 5 years and older.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,630+13
18-291,792+15
30-391,966+11
40-491,535+5
50-642,091+11
65+1,705+5
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 7, 2022 at 5:15 PM

January 7, 2022 at 11:45 AM It’s been a while. Bovine stroll alert: A small brown cow is reportedly “jogging in the roadway” on Marysville Road between Loma Rica and Collins Lake Road. New Year’s resolution to exercise more?

January 7, 2022 at 11:44 AM A fuel or oil spill on Hwy 49 between Rush Creek on the South Yuba bridge is causing vehicle spin outs. Caltrans has been notified.

January 7, 2022 at 11:06 AM Vehicle spun out and is stuck in ditch on Hwy 49 near the Independence trailhead.

January 7, 2022 at 9:17 AM Large branch in the roadway on Red Dog Road near Berggren Lane.

January 7, 2022 at 8:41 AM Expect delays throughout the day on Hwy 174 near You Bet Road. Power line repair work necessitates traffic control.

January 7, 2022 at 8:36 AM Light rain/snow today, dry conditions this weekend and beyond. Winds are not forecast to be as strong as the last few storms. Southerly winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts near 25 mph, locally 30 mph.

January 7, 2022 at 8:20 AM

January 7, 2022 at 7:37 AM Resource list:

Laundry and Showers

A free mobile laundry and shower unit is now available at the Rood Center in Nevada City. Residents who have been displaced or still do not have power are welcome to use these services.

Showers are ADA accessible and will be open daily from 6:00am – 10:00am and again from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.

Laundry can be dropped off throughout the day. The professional staff of AAA Mobile Solutions will do your laundry for you, and it can be picked up 24 hours later.

Firewood Distribution

Nevada County has firewood pick-up locations across Nevada City and Grass Valley to make firewood available to residents without power:

Please only take firewood if you are out of power and need more firewood to heat your home. Please take only enough firewood to last you three days of home heating. We encourage neighbors to help their neighbors in accessing this resource. Please reach out to neighbors who may be alone, remote and in need of extra help.

Firewood Pick-Up Sites

  • Eric Rood Center: 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City
  • First Baptist Church: 1866 Ridge Rd, Grass Valley
  • North San Juan Fire Station 3: 13200 Tyler Foote Rd, Nevada City
  • Peardale Chicago Park Fire Station 57: 18934 Colfax Hwy, Grass Valley
  • Cascade Shores: next to General Store at 16552 Pasquale Rd, Nevada City
  • Town of Washington Fire Station: 15406 Washington Rd, Washington
  • Alta Sierra Fire Station 89: 11833 Tammy Way, Grass Valley

Waste Management

Food Waste Bins are available at the Eric Rood Center (behind the jail) and at the Nevada County Ops Center on La Barr Meadows through Sunday.

January 7, 2022 at 7:19 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

It is illegal to burn wrapping and packaging materials. Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 7, 2022 at 6:30 AM Power outage update:

NEVADA

Customers Without Power: 5,947
Outages: 263

PLACER

Customers: 2,268
Outages: 129

EL DORADO

Customers: 1,104
Outages: 42

SIERRA

Customers: 326
Outages: 15

YUBA

Customers: 216
Outages: 6

January 6, 2022 at 4:48 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 51 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 10,662 cases since the start of the pandemic, 361 are active. Thirteen people are hospitalized – four in ICU.

60,727 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63.6% of the eligible population 5 years and older.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,617+12
18-291,777+5
30-391,955+7
40-491,530+11
50-642,080+8
65+1,700+5
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 6, 2022 at 3:52 PM Welcome news! Nevada County, we heard you. The mobile laundry and shower unit has just arrived at the Rood Center in Nevada City! They are still setting up, but anticipate opening around 4pm this afternoon. Residents who have been displaced or still do not have power are welcome to use these services. Showers will be open daily from 6:00am – 10:00am and again from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Laundry can be dropped off throughout the day. The professional staff of AAA Mobile Solutions will do your laundry for you. It can be picked up 24 hours later. Thanks to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, these services are being provided to you at no cost!

January 6, 2022 at 11:34 AM Nevada County needs more information from residents who rely on propane as their sole heat source and are out of propane or have less than 10% remaining.

If after calling your propane vendor you have been unable to get your propane tank filled, please complete the form at https://211connectingpoint.org/winter-storm-reports/ or call 211 at 1-833-DIAL211.

The information will be routed to the Western Propane and Gas Association to help coordinate delivery. If you are able, please prioritize clearing your driveway and tank to make them accessible for your propane provider.

January 6, 2022 at 10:30 AM An update for Camptonville, thanks to Sandy, a board member of the Camptonville Community Service District: Free Firewood (from PG&E) pickup for Camptonville residents is at the old Rebel Ridge Store. Please take only what you need for yourself and your neighbors and stay in the plowed areas in front of the store.

Food distribution at the Camptonville Community Center today (Thursday, 1/6) from 2-3:30 pm. There will be boxes of non-perishable food items from the Nevada County Food Bank, bottled water, COVID at-home test kits (limit 4 boxes per household), and a limited amount of bread, fresh greens, fresh fruit, potatoes, and cat food.

January 6, 2022 at 10:21 AM Update from PG&E: As of 9 AM, we are at 12,174 customers without power in the Sierra Division. In Placer County, there are 2,648 customers without power, in Sierra County there are 438, in Nevada County there are 7,774 customers without power and in El Dorado County there are 1,314 customers without power. We have 252 crews on the ground in the Sierra Division today and 256 scheduled for tomorrow.

January 6, 2022 at 9:31 AM Update on food waste bins from Waste Management: “We are leaving the bin at La Barr Meadows – Nevada County Ops Center for the rest of this week as well. We are working on green waste options, but for now please have residents put them in their bins, take it to the transfer station or hold on to them. We accept limbs that are up to 18 “ wide and 4 feet long.”

The food waste container at the Rood Center in Nevada City (near the jail) remains in place.

January 6, 2022 at 8:06 AM Weak system tonight-Friday, dry conditions this weekend and beyond. Light rain/snow expected late this evening into Friday. Mostly dry conditions are increasingly more likely next week with continued fog in the Valley.

January 6, 2022 at 7:40 AM Community Resource Centers open today:

Grass Valley Courtyard Suites
210 North Auburn St
Grass Valley, CA, Nevada, 95945

Hours Of Operation: 1/6 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Location Type: Indoor

Available Resources: Blankets, snacks and water, Air-conditioning/heating, Device charging, Ice, ADA-accessible restroom and washing station, Seating, Small medical device charging, Wi-Fi Get Directions

Madelyn Helling Library
980 Maidu Way
Nevada City, CA, Nevada, 95959

Hours Of Operation: 1/6 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Location Type: Indoor

Available Resources: Blankets, snacks and water, Air-conditioning/heating, Device charging, Ice, ADA-accessible restroom and washing station, Seating, Small medical device charging, Wi-Fi Get Directions

Downieville Community Hall
327 Main St
Downieville, Sierra, 95936

Hours Of Operation:1/6 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Location Type: Indoor

Available Resources: Blankets, snacks and water, Air-conditioning/heating, Device charging, Ice, ADA-accessible restroom and washing station, Seating, Small medical device charging, Wi-Fi Get Directions

January 6, 2022 at 7:01 AM Semi truck blocking the roadway on Dog Bar Road at Placer Hills Road.

January 6, 2022 at 6:24 AM Power outage update:

NEVADA

Customers Without Power: 8,599
Outages: 344

PLACER

Customers: 2,790
Outages: 141

EL DORADO

Customers: 1,492
Outages: 71

SIERRA

Customers: 340
Outages: 15

YUBA

Customers: 219
Outages: 7

January 6, 2022 at 6:05 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

It is illegal to burn wrapping and packaging materials. Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 5, 2022 at 7:48 PM Power restoration progress update – Jan 5. (video) During Monday’s webinar, PG&E committed to providing regular updates on progress and challenges faced during restoration efforts in their Sierra division and specifically Nevada County. YubaNet met virtually with their representatives late this afternoon for a progress update.

January 5, 2022 at 1:26 PM Waste Management update:

Food Waste Bins

  • The bins at Condon Park and De Vere Mautino Park have been REMOVED.
  • Nevada County Ops Center on La Barr Meadows will be removed on Thursday – tomorrow
  • Rood Center (behind the jail) will still be available until the end of this week

Service is back to normal where accessible. Customers may leave up to two extra bags beside their trash cart. However, expect delays as it slows the pace of pick up because of these extra bags. Residents’ ‘household trash’ cart has been our priority this week. We are also working to restore normal curbside green waste and recycling collection wherever possible.

Customers are advised to check their MyWM app for service updates and to remind them what service is due for the week. If not registered, they can sign up at wm.com for an online account.

January 5, 2022 at 1:09 PM In-Person Wild & Scenic Film Fest Postponed. The online component will run as scheduled January 13 through 23.

January 5, 2022 at 12:49 PM PG&E afternoon update:

In Nevada County, we have 9,021 customers without power. In El Dorado County it’s 2,074 and in Placer County it’s 3,287 customers without power.

We have restored power to more than 175,000 customers in the Sierra Division since Christmas Day, despite having found thousands of instances of damage (1,214 instances in Nevada County alone). Beginning this morning, we are delivering the first shipment of portable generators to customers who remain without power.

I also wanted to share a breakdown of upcoming restorations by county:

Expected Restoration01/04 – 01/0501/06 – 01/07Beyond 01/07
Nevada County23011477881
El Dorado County6801222615
Placer County697892892

January 5, 2022 at 12:12 PM An important update from FREED, please share this information: FREED is offering winter storm related power outage mitigation services to older adults and people with disabilities. Our current services include:

Hotel accommodations (Please be flexible, availability varies and is limited)
Visa cash cards for Food Replacement, transportation, or fuel for generators

We currently do NOT have any backup batteries to power life-sustaining medical devices/DME available, but eligible individuals may complete the following online application for batteries services and we will reconnect with them several weeks after this crisis is over: https://disabilitydisasteraccess.org/power-safety-shutoff-resources-application/

January 5, 2022 at 10:08 AM Available resources today:

Firewood Pick-Up Sites

  • Eric Rood Center: 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City
  • First Baptist Church (Overnight Shelter): 1866 Ridge Rd, Grass Valley
  • North San Juan Fire Station 3: 13200 Tyler Foote Rd, Nevada City
  • Peardale Chicago Park Fire Station 57: 18934 Colfax Hwy, Grass Valley
  • Cascade Shores: next to General Store at 16552 Pasquale Rd, Nevada City
  • Town of Washington Fire Station: 15406 Washington Rd, Washington
  • Alta Sierra Fire Station 89: 11833 Tammy Way, Grass Valley 

Daytime Warming Centers (PG&E Community Resource Center)

Madelyn Helling Library
980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA 95959
Supported by PG&E

 Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Includes:

  • Heat
  • Power & charging stations
  • Snacks, water & ice
  • Blankets
  • Wi-Fi

Grass Valley Court Yard Suites
210 North Auburn St, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Supported by PG&E

Open 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Includes:

  • Heat
  • Power & charging stations
  • Snacks, water & ice
  • Blankets
  • Wi-Fi

Please call at 1-833-DIAL211 for additional transportation information.

January 5, 2022 at 10:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

Burn only natural vegetation that has been down at least 3 weeks and grew on the property where you are burning. Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, plastic etc. (burning such man-made materials releases highly toxic pollutants). For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. 

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley. 

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE Burn Permit (available at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/) or a permit issued by the Truckee Fire Protection District is always required in the Truckee area.

January 5, 2022 at 9:05 AM Another weak weather system Thursday evening into Friday. Dry weekend with near normal temperatures and Valley fog. Mostly dry conditions are increasingly more likely next week.

January 5, 2022 at 6:50 AM Power outage update:

NEVADA

Customers without power:10,509
Outages:409

PLACER

Customers: 3,519
Outages: 158

EL DORADO

Customers: 3,083
Outages: 123

SIERRA

Customers: 657
Outages: 17

YUBA

Customers: 84
Outages: 4

January 4, 2022 at 7:39 PM PG&E commits to Jan. 11 (or earlier) restoration date. “To be clear, many customers will be restored earlier, but we wanted to share this Jan. 11 ETOR date to give customers a line of sight into the next period of time.”

January 4, 2022 at 6:11 PM NCSO update: The concerns of running low or even being out of propane is something that our Nevada County Office of Emergency Services continues to track in the Emergency Operations Center. Our office, as well as The State Office of Private Sectors / NGO, with assistance from CalOES, has been in communication with the Western Propane Gas Association asking for their support.

There is currently no supply issue and most companies are running as many delivery trucks as possible. As a commercial vehicle operator, the drivers are restricted to how many hours they can drive in a day. As of yesterday, Ferrellgas , Suburban Propane and AmeriGas have all submitted Hours of Service waivers to CHP. When approved, if not already, these waivers allow the drivers to operate for longer hours each day.

How can you help the process? Take a look at your propane tank. Is it easily accessible? Propane delivery drivers are reporting that a majority of the tanks they are trying to fill are obstructed or completely inaccessible due to the snow. The driver then spends upwards of 60 minutes trying to dig out the tanks so that it can be filled. This is slowing them down and severely restricting the number of tanks they can service in a shift. If your tank is not easily accessible, we encourage you to find a way to safely clear it. If you’re able, this is also a great way to help out your neighbors and speed up the delivery process!

Also, conservation is incredibly important. If you installed a large household generator, please use it only as needed. Most of the larger generators can use an entire tank of propane in just a few days.

January 4, 2022 at 4:47 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 146 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 10,581 cases since the start of the pandemic, 426 are active. Ten people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

60,641 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63.5% of the eligible population 5 years and older.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,599+32
18-291,797+21
30-391,944+30
40-491,512+26
50-642,063+26
65+1,693+10
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 4, 2022 at 1:37 PM

January 4, 2022 at 1:07 PM

January 4, 2022 at 10:09 AM PG&E update:

Currently we have about 21,000 customers without power in our Sierra Division. El Dorado County is 5,700, Placer is 4,300 and Nevada County is 10,800. In Sierra County there are about 650 customers without power.

This storm has delivered historic levels of snow and caused significant damage to our equipment. In Nevada County alone, we have identified more than 1,214 instances of damage. That includes:

  • 307 power poles
  • 580 locations where the conductor or the line needs repair
  • 171 crossarms
  • 70 transformers

Vast accumulations of snow, downed trees and other hazards continue to prevent assess and repair equipment.

We reached out to more than 100 other utilities for mutual aid to help bolster our forces in the field. Currently, crews from the City of Roseville, SMUD, Eugene, Ore., Public Service New Mexico, Tillamook and Lower Valley Energy are assisting. We are relentlessly following up with other mutual aid resources to keep resources heading our way. We have deployed temporary generation to eleven locations including hospitals, warming centers and substations to support customer restoration as soon as possible.

January 4, 2022 at 9:12 AM

Daytime Warming Centers (PG&E Community Resource Center)

Madelyn Helling Library
980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA 95959
Supported by PG&E

Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Includes:

Heat
Power & charging stations
Snacks, water & ice
Beds and blankets
Wi-Fi

Grass Valley Court Yard Suites
210 North Auburn St, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Supported by PG&E

Open 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Includes:

Heat
Power & charging stations
Snacks, water & ice
Beds and blankets
Wi-Fi

Please call 211 at 1-833-DIAL211 for additional transportation information.

January 4, 2022 at 8:41 AM Light rain/snow continues today, another round of precipitation Friday. Foothill additional rainfall 0.25-0.50″, locally 0.75″. Dry weekend with mostly sunny skies, near normal temperatures, and patchy Valley fog.

January 4, 2022 at 7:54 AM

January 4, 2022 at 6:07 AM Power outage update:

NEVADA

Customers Without Power: 10,919
Outages: 417

EL DORADO

Customers: 4,787
Outages: 163

PLACER

Customers: 4,773
Outages: 170

AMADOR

Customers: 2,529
Outages: 55

PLUMAS

Customers: 1,235
Outages: 1

SIERRA

Customers: 619
Outages: 16

January 3, 2022 at 8:47 PM NWS update: A strong upper jet is set up over Northern California/Southern Oregon associated with the upper trough. Surface pressure gradients have tightened over Northern California, causing winds to ramp up over the area. In the mountains, winds could be up to 30-40 mph with gusts up to 45-60 mph, locally higher over wind prone peaks, ridges, and canyons. Strongest winds will be generally north of Interstate 80 for all elevations, and especially in the Plumas County and Shasta County mountains.

January 3, 2022 at 5:11 PM Live town hall

January 3, 2022 at 4:30 PM Accident on Ball Road in Alta Sierra, emergency services at scene.

January 3, 2022 at 4:18 PM Roadway blocked near the intersection of North Bloomfield and Lake Vera/Purdon Road.

January 3, 2022 at 3:36 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 162 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases since the last report. Out of 10,436 cases since the start of the pandemic, 275 are active. Eight people are hospitalized – four in ICU.

60,480 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63.3% of the eligible population 5 years and older.

Cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,567+25
18-291,746+28
30-391,914+37
40-491,486+29
50-642,037+50
65+1,683+22
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

January 3, 2022 at 3:17 PM Updated free firewood locations:

Eric Rood Center: 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City
First Baptist Church (Overnight Shelter): 1866 Ridge Rd, Grass Valley
North San Juan Fire Station 3: 13200 Tyler Foote Rd, Nevada City
Peardale Chicago Park Fire Station 57: 18934 Colfax Hwy, Grass Valley
Cascade Shores: next to General Store at 16552 Pasquale Rd, Nevada City
Town of Washington Fire Station: 15406 Washington Rd, Washington
Alta Sierra Fire Station 89: 11833 Tammy Way, Grass Valley

All sites above have been resupplied.

January 3, 2022 at 12:54 PM Please do not go to the wood depot on top of Brunswick Road. The site is not set up to accommodate pickup by residents. Please use one of the distribution sites:

Eric Rood Center: 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City
First Baptist Church (Overnight Shelter): 1866 Ridge Rd, Grass Valley
North San Juan Fire Station 3: 13200 Tyler Foote Rd, Nevada City
Peardale Chicago Park Fire Station 57: 18934 Colfax Hwy, Grass Valley
Cascade Shores: next to General Store at 16552 Pasquale Rd, Nevada City
Banner Mountain: Location TBD
Town of Washington Fire Station: 15406 Washington Rd, Washington
Alta Sierra Fire Station 89: 11833 Tammy Way, Grass Valley

January 3, 2022 at 12:11 PM United Way of Nevada County Food Access Saturday 1/8/22 from 10AM-12PM
440 Henderson Drive, Grass Valley 95945
Open to EVERYONE
Groceries Include: Bread, Milk, Eggs, Produce, Non-perishables and More!
Learn more at www.uwnc.org

January 3, 2022 at 11:47 AM Lanes are blocked on eastbound Hwy 49 at the Brunswick on ramp after an accident. Emergency services at scene.

January 3, 2022 at 11:38 AM The Food Bank of Nevada County will have emergency food for pick up at the First Baptist Church warming center/shelter starting at 12pm today Monday 1/3/2022. 1866 Ridge Rd. Shelf stable and ready to eat food as well as bottled water.

They will also be distributing food at the GV Seventh Day Adventist Church starting at 10 am on Thursday. Fresh and refrigerated food, shelf stable food, water and diapers available.

January 3, 2022 at 11:29 AM A storm will impact Northern California today through Tuesday with strong winds, snow, and rain. Impacts across the mountains will continue as additional snow and strong winds could cause renewed travel problems as well as downed trees and powerlines. Another round of precipitation possible late Thursday into Friday. Dry weekend with mostly sunny skies, near normal temperatures, and patchy Valley fog.

January 3, 2022 at 8:26 AM PG&E update: We have more than 2,000 personnel working on assessments and restoration, including 1,200 line workers. We also have 100+ mutual aid crews coming in.

January 3, 2022 at 6:00 AM Power outage update:

NEVADA

Customers Without Power: 13,519
Outages: 349

EL DORADO

Customers Without Power: 8,320
Outages: 173

PLACER

Customers Without Power: 5,537
Outages: 192

AMADOR

Customers Without Power: 3,486
Outages: 70

SIERRA

Customers Without Power: 667
Outages: 14

January 2, 2022 at 6:11 PM Check here for Nevada County schools status.

January 2, 2022 at 5:39 PM Union Hill School District will be open tomorrow

January 2, 2022 at 3:32 PM In their own words: Nevada County residents describe their situation, seven days after winter storm

January 2, 2022 at 3:30 PM PG&E update:

We are seeing a lot of damaged electrical equipment due to the snow and hundreds of fallen trees. For example, we have assessed more than 10,000 locations and have identified more than 2,100 in need of repairs in those THREE counties. More than 900 of those locations are in Placer County, 840 in Nevada County and 300 in El Dorado County. We continue to make assess damage, make repairs and restore power using helicopters, “Sno-Cats” and snowshoeing (on foot).

We are notifying customers every night with an automated phone call on the progress and it’s different for each area.

As an example, we have identified more than 500 poles that need to be replace and hundreds of other pieces of equipment, such as transformers and crossarms.

Another way we are supporting our customers, new today, is with PG&E’s ongoing partnership with the Nevada Food Bank. Food packages have been delivered to the following locations in Nevada County where anyone who has lost food due to a power outage can pick up food replacements and bottled water for their family, while supplies last:

North San Juan Community Center
29190 State Hwy 49 North San Juan 95960

Washington Fire Station
15406 Washington Rd, Nevada City 95959

To help provide assistance, PG&E has also partnered with the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers who is implementing the Disability Disaster Access & Resource (DDAR) program. FREED, an independent living center apart of the DDAR program, may be able to provide customers with disabilities, independent living needs, and older adults with hotels, transportations and gift cards for generators.

Customers in Nevada, Placer and El Dorado counties who would like to request such support can call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000 and PG&E will send a referral to FREED.

January 2, 2022 at 1:01 PM Firewood Distribution

Nevada County has firewood pick-up locations across Nevada City and Grass Valley to make firewood available to residents without power. A special thanks to the many partners who helped make this possible.

Please only take firewood if you are out of power and need more firewood to heat your home. Please take only enough firewood to last you three days of home heating.

We encourage neighbors to help their neighbors in accessing this resource. Please reach out to neighbors who may be alone, remote and in need of extra help.

Firewood Pick-Up Sites

Eric Rood Center: 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City
First Baptist Church (Overnight Shelter): 1866 Ridge Rd, Grass Valley
North San Juan Fire Station 3: 13200 Tyler Foote Rd, Nevada City
Peardale Chicago Park Fire Station 57: 18934 Colfax Hwy, Grass Valley
Cascade Shores: next to General Store at 16552 Pasquale Rd, Nevada City
Banner Mountain: Location TBD
Town of Washington Fire Station: 15406 Washington Rd, Washington
Alta Sierra Fire Station 89: 11833 Tammy Way, Grass Valley

January 2, 2022 at 12:21 PM PG&E has 30 crews and 3 helicopters working to assess and restore power today, with 15 additional crews arriving tomorrow.

January 2, 2022 at 11:42 AM Nevada County roads update: All County roads are open. There are still trees in several locations on county roads but the roads are traversable.  Most trees remaining are in power lines or telephone lines and require a team with PG&E and/or telecommunication companies to address. Find information on which roads are County maintained roadways on our MyNeighborhood maps by turning on the “County Maintained Roads” layer.

Private Roadways

1/2 UPDATE: We’ve brought local contractor Freschi Construction, Inc. on board to clear some of our private roadways that aren’t equipped or used to getting the amounts of snow this storm brought. Yesterday, we focused this effort on the areas from Banner to You Bet where private roads were still blocked and residents needed access. Areas off You Bet, Greenhorn, Idaho-Maryland have been completed. 

Nevada County Contractors Association has a database of local contractors for residents who are looking to hire help to address tree removal, snow removal and more: https://business.nccabuildingpros.com/list/search.

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.

January 2, 2022 at 9:54 AM Winter storm and gusty winds late tonight and Tuesday – rain in the Foothills and mountain snow. Breezy winds may cause weakened and/or burned trees/limbs to fall. Foothill rain totals 0.5-2 inches, locally higher in Shasta County. Another system Friday will bring additional showers.

January 2, 2022 at 7:21 AM Community resource centers open today:

Nevada County Community Resource Center and warming shelter
Open Sunday 8am to 6pm
Madelyn Helling Library
980 Helling Way, Nevada City

Sierra County Community Resource Center
Open Sunday 8am to 6pm
Downieville Community Hall
327 Main St., Downieville

January 2, 2022 at 7:10 AM Going through the 400 progress reports submitted by readers since yesterday. 130 of them either urgently need propane or are low on propane. 144 reported their landline still down, and 214 have no internet service. 338 reported their utility power was still off.

January 2, 2022 at 6:30 AM Power outage update:

Nevada

Customers Without Power: 13,739
Outages: 341

El Dorado

Customers Without Power: 8,508
Outages: 176

Placer

Customers Without Power: 5,596
Outages: 177

Sierra

Customers Without Power: 667
Outages: 14

Plumas

Customers Without Power: 374
Outages: 4

January 1, 2022 at 5:20 PM We have updates, both from Nevada County and PG&E. Read all about it here.

January 1, 2022 at 4:58 PM On the lighter side, Catherine from Peardale proves your tongue can stick to a snow bear.

January 1, 2022 at 11:44 AM Here’s the progress report map, keep the reports coming! The blue dots are report locations.

January 1, 2022 at 10:57 AM Thanks to reader Andrew for sharing the photo of a truckload of utility poles arriving.

Photo by Andrew Wilkinson aka Nevada County Fiber

January 1, 2022 at 10:34 AM We want to check in with you on progress made since the storm. Please fill out the form at this link, and feel free to use the comment box to share your story.

January 1, 2022 at 10:25 AM The low-flying helicopters are PG&E contract helicopters inspecting power lines to accelerate power restoration.

Helicopter above YubaNet HQ

January 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM Community Resource Centers are available in Nevada and Sierra counties

Nevada County

  • Madelyn Helling Library, Community Room
  • 980 Helling Way
  • Nevada City, Nevada, 95959

Hours Of Operation: 1/1 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Available Resources: Blankets, snacks and water, Air-conditioning/heating, Device charging, Ice, ADA-accessible restroom and washing station, Seating, Small medical device charging, Wi-Fi Get Directions

Sierra County

  • Downieville Community Hall
  • 327 Main St
  • Downieville, Sierra, 95936

Hours Of Operation: 1/1 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Available Resources: Blankets, snacks and water, Air-conditioning/heating, Device charging, Ice, ADA-accessible restroom and washing station, Seating, Small medical device charging, Wi-Fi Get Directions

January 1, 2022 at 8:25 AM Power outage update:

NEVADA

Customers Without Power: 15,245
Outages: 316

EL DORADO

Customers Without Power: 11,910
Outages: 186

PLACER

Customers Without Power: 6,796
Outages: 168

SIERRA

Customers Without Power: 668
Outages: 15

PLUMAS

Customers Without Power: 374
Outages: 4

YUBA

Customers Without Power: 191
Outages: 11

January 1, 2022 at 12:00 AM Happy New Year, may it be easier.

You can find last month’s log here. Thanks to reader Sara Colvin for the Beauty in Chaos photo.