Happening Now – February 2019

Happening Now is a feature designed to bring updates, announcements and info on news items throughout the day. You are invited to participate. See a road closure? A business opening? A smoke plume? Storm-related mishaps like downed trees, power lines, road or other flooding? Email us at news@yubanet.com or call 530-478-9600 to let us know. You can also text us reports to 530-409-9888, but please don’t text or call while driving.

February 28, 2019 at 4:23 PM Thanks to reader Jennifer for sharing these rare sighting of a ray of sunshine. Photo taken on Landon Evans Rd. in the Darkhorse golf course area.

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February 28, 2019 at 6:50 AM Non-injury accident on southbound Hwy 49 near Combie Road. Emergency services en route.

February 28, 2019 at 6:41 AM Dry Friday ahead, more rain and snow this weekend. Although most of the rain has ended over interior northern California, flooding concerns on roadways and area creeks & streams continues due to continued runoff from higher elevations. Localized ponding of water is also possible along urban area roads. Never drive through flooded roads!

February 28, 2019 at 6:31 AM I-80 WB has reopened to ALL motorists including big rigs. EB remains open to passenger vehicles only at the moment. R-2 chain controls from Nyack to Truckee. All sections of Hwy 49 now open. R-2 chain controls from Bassets to Yuba Pass, R-1 from Sierraville to Loyalton

February 27, 2019 at 9:37 PM

February 27, 2019 at 8:59 PM Tree in the roadway on Lawrence Way in Alta Sierra, between Angelina and Brewer.

February 27, 2019 at 8:20 PM Vehicle hit a fire engine on Penn Valley Drive, CHP responding to the scene.

February 27, 2019 at 5:10 PM Accident on Rough&Ready Hey and Rough&Ready Road, vehicle off the roadway – emergency services en route.

February 27, 2019 at 9:08 AM

February 27, 2019 at 8:55 AM Vehicle stuck in a large pothole on South Ponderosa Way near Dead Mans Flat in Grass Valley. Emergency services on scene.

February 27, 2019 at 8:46 AM

 

 

 

 

 

UP rotary snow plows standing by to deal with forecasted heavy snow over the summit. Thanks to reader Michael Meadows for sharing his photos and comment: “Ready for the likely heavy snowfall over Donner Pass, these Rotary snow plows will virtually drill through deep snow if need be. The more traditional plows push the snow off the tracks with blades. I believe that the last time these were used was two years ago on Feb 25, 2017.”

February 27, 2019 at 7:41 AM

February 27, 2019 at 7:31 AM Less precip today, flood risk continues. Lighter precipitation amounts expected today into Thursday. Flood threat will continue into Thursday with high water levels on area creeks/streams and main stem rivers.

February 27, 2019 at 7:19 AM 164 customers without power in Lake Wildwood along Sun Forest Drive. Also 11 homes still without power along Mooney Flat Road.

February 27, 2019 at 7:16 AM 54 customers remain without power between Railroad Ave and Martin Street in Nevada City. PG&E is sending a repair crew to the outage location.

February 27, 2019 at 7:15 AM 135 homes without power between Alta Hill and Newtown Road. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

February 27, 2019 at 7:12 AM Agnes Way in Alta Sierra is blocked due to a tree into power lines. 41 homes on Agnes Way and Scott Way are without power.

February 26, 2019 at 10:09 PM 2,556 homes without power in Lake Wildwood and Pleasant Valley Road area to Lake Englebright.

PG&E crews en route, no estimated time of restoration yet.

February 26, 2019 at 9:59 PM

February 26, 2019 at 9:35 PM 174 homes out of power in the Town of Washington. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage, no estimated time of restoration.

February 26, 2019 at 9:33 PM Outage reduced to 253 homes in Willaura Estates near Lime Kiln Road. PG&E repair crew is on-site working to restore power, estimated time of restoration is 10:00 pm.

February 26, 2019 at 9:24 PM Oak tree in the slow lane on Hwy 49 approximately 1 mile north of Newton Road.

February 26, 2019 at 6:06 PM

February 26, 2019 at 3:19 PM Heavy precip continues into Thursday, flooding likely. A wet system will bring moderate to heavy precipitation through Wednesday morning. Moderate rises on local rivers see street and small stream flooding can be expected. All Flood Watches & Advisories have been upgraded to a Flood Warning through Thursday morning. Heavy rain will continue to bring flooding concerns to roadways and area creeks & streams. Never drive through flooded roads!

February 26, 2019 at 2:58 PM 1,660 customers out of power on Hwy 49 to McCourtney Road.

PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage.

February 26, 2019 at 10:19 AM

February 26, 2019 at 10:15 AM Hwy 49 between Nevada City and North San Juan is open again.

February 26, 2019 at 9:15 AM Roadway flooding on Bitney Springs Road and Pleasant Valley Road in Rough&Ready

February 26, 2019 at 9:01 AM

February 26, 2019 at 8:03 AM
Power outages:

12 customers out on Piper Lane and Del Mar Lane off Pleasant Valley Road on the Penn Valley side.
19 customers out on West Drive and Dixon Road in Grass Valley.
164 homes without power in the Town of Washington.
334 custimers remain without power along Greenhorn Road.
1,075 customers out from Alleghany via Downieville to Bassetts along the Hwy 49 corridor.

February 26, 2019 at 6:17 AM

February 25, 2019 at 10:56 PM I-80 WB and EB traffic is still being turned due to an abundance of big rigs that lost traction and are blocking lanes. Once the trucks have been cleared I-80 will reopen to PASSENGER vehicles only. No ETO.

February 25, 2019 at 10:52 PM Power outage affecting 334 homes along Greenhorn Road near You Bet. PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage.

February 25, 2019 at 10:43 PM Tree and power line in the roadway on the 16000 block of Greenhorn Road. Emergency services on scene.

February 25, 2019 at 3:27 PM Yuba Water Agency: With more wet weather on the way, we are currently spilling water at approximately 3,000 cubic feet per second from New Bullards Bar Dam. Check out this short video from right after we opened the spillway gates this afternoon, slightly sped up so you don’t have to wait so long for the action.

First spill of the year at New Bullards Bar Dam

With more wet weather on the way, we are currently spilling water at approximately 3,000 cubic feet per second from New Bullards Bar Dam. Check out this short video from right after we opened the spillway gates this afternoon, slightly sped up so you don’t have to wait so long for the action. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Posted by Yuba Water Agency on Monday, February 25, 2019

February 25, 2019 at 3:22 PM Gusty south winds will develop today as a system moves into northern California. A Wind Advisory has been issued from Monday morning through Tuesday morning. There is the potential for additional gusty conditions Tuesday night into Wednesday.

February 25, 2019 at 2:03 PM Chain control in effect from Omega Road to the junction of I-80 on Hwy 20. Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles except four wheel/ all wheel drive vehicles with snow-tread tires on all four wheels. (Four wheel/all wheel drive vehicles must carry traction devices in chain control areas).

February 25, 2019 at 10:48 AM NWS Sacramento update on wind gusts:

February 25, 2019 at 8:28 AM Propane truck vs a trailer on Cole Way off Dog Bar Road. Emergency services en route.

February 25, 2019 at 7:15 AM Per Placer County Sheriff: Chains required eastbound I-80 from Cisco to Truckee. Chains required westbound I-80 from Truckee to Highway 20 interchange.

Photo courtesy Katy Potter

February 25, 2019 at 7:12 AM A large boulder is in the roadway in the eastbound lane of Washington Road near Hwy 20, reported as the size of a small vehicle. County Public Works crew en route.

February 25, 2019 at 6:34 AM Precipitation starting later today, heaviest impact of atmospheric river on Tuesday. A wet system will bring moderate to heavy at times rain to NorCal Monday through Wednesday. We will see moderate rises on local rivers and could see street and small stream flooding at times.

February 24, 2019 at 4:03 PM Heavy snowfall in the higher elevations, increased flooding potential this week. An atmospheric river will take aim at Northern California this week. Several days of persistent rain are expected and may become heavy at times. This additional precipitation on top of already nearly saturated soils will raise the risk for river, urban, and small stream flooding issues. Soils will become saturated early in the event and some snow melt may add to the water flowing into the rivers for the foothills and lower mountain elevations and onto roadways(Mainly below 4000 feet). Most foothill small rivers are currently forecast to peak/crest on Wednesday but a few may take until early Thursday. Higher elevations will be inundated with snow.

February 24, 2019 at 12:08 PM Thanks to Katy Potter for this picture of snow snails on the top of Washington Road.

February 24, 2019 at 9:23 AM No roadwork scheduled by Caltrans on Hwy 49 or Hwy 20 this week.

February 24, 2019 at 9:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

February 23, 2019 at 9:44 AM Weak atmospheric river inbound. This weekend will set the stage for multiple chances for precipitation heading into next week. A wet system is expected to impact the region on Monday/Tuesday with the potential for additional unsettled weather later in the week.

February 22, 2019 at 5:33 PM Head on collision on Washington Road off Hwy 20. Emergency services are on scene.

February 22, 2019 at 3:36 PM Solo vehicle accident on the 12000 block of Idaho-Maryland Road, two occupants outside the overturned vehicle now. Emergency services are on scene.

February 22, 2019 at 1:32 PM Numerous engines en route to a residential structure fire on Venus Court in the Higgins area. This is being reported as an electrical fire inside the house.

February 22, 2019 at 6:16 AM Chilly but dry today, more precip in store for next week Another round of widespread precipitation is expected early next week, with best chances along and north of I-80.

February 22, 2019 at 6:03 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

February 21, 2019 at 12:20 PM ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATION: Summit Ridge in Cascade Shores (Nevada City) will be temporarily closed for downed tree removal through approximately 4:00 p.m. today. Please use alternatvie routes and drive with caution.

February 21, 2019 at 10:27 AM Vehicle keeps sliding back down on Pekolee Drive at Hwy 49.

February 21, 2019 at 10:10 AM Vehicle off the roadway on Alexandra Way near Lawrence Way.

February 21, 2019 at 9:55 AM Vehicle accident on Bonanza Way off Rough&Ready Hwy. Emergency services en route.

February 21, 2019 at 8:55 AM Two vehicles have spun out on Carrie Drive near Dog Bar Road.

February 21, 2019 at 8:31 AM Vehicle stuck in the snow on Auburn Road at Hidden Valley Road.

February 21, 2019 at 8:30 AM Three cars have spun out on Lawrence Way across of Norlene Way in Alta Sierra.

February 21, 2019 at 8:29 AM Accident on Indian Springs Road across of Spenceville Road. Emergency services en route.

February 21, 2019 at 8:22 AM Non-injury accident on Hwy 174 across from Best Friends Animal clinic. All fire units are clear.

February 21, 2019 at 8:17 AM Vehicle spin out on Lime Kiln Road at Vintage Drive, the car is high centered and undrivable.

February 21, 2019 at 8:11 AM Accident on Hwy 174 at Forest Park Lane.

February 21, 2019 at 8:02 AM CHP Grass Valley: Alta Sierra Dr between Ball Rd and SR-49 is closed due to extreme icy conditions.

February 21, 2019 at 7:43 AM North San Juan Food Bank is canceled today.

February 21, 2019 at 7:34 AM Dry and breezy during the day, freezing temperatures tonight. Breezy northerly winds are expected today across interior NorCal. Chilly temperatures are expected across the region tonight along with areas of frost across portions of the Central Valley.

February 21, 2019 at 7:33 AM From a reader: Please use extreme caution on Lime Kiln Road between Retrac and Duggans Road.

February 21, 2019 at 7:20 AM Sierra College Nevada County Campus will have a delayed start due to icy conditions. Classes that start at 11:00 am forward will meet on time, including evening classes.

February 21, 2019 at 7:09 AM Nevada County Superintendent of Schools reports a snow day for most schools in the district, with the exception of Twin Ridges and Pleasant Ridge. Chicago Park will have a late start. All other schools in the district are closed.

February 21, 2019 at 7:05 AM 271 homes remain out of power from last night’s outage in Grass Valley from West Main to Peabody Street.. PG&E is assessing the cause at the outage location

February 21, 2019 at 7:04 AM Multiple cars stuck on Lime Kiln and Karen Drive in Alta Sierra

February 21, 2019 at 7:03 AM 88 customers out of power on Casa Loma Road, PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage

February 21, 2019 at 6:58 AM Nevada Joint Union High School District: Due to safety concerns, school will be closed today, February 21, 2019. Thank you.

February 21, 2019 at 6:54 AM Bitney Prep High School is calling a snowday for today. School will reopen tomorrow.

February 21, 2019 at 6:52 AM Camptonville School is calling a late start at 10:25 due to low snow and extremely icy roads.

February 21, 2019 at 6:49 AM

The Grass Valley Elementary School District will be closed today due to ICE and unsafe driving conditions, Thursday, February 21, 2019.

This includes:
Bell Hill Academy
Margaret G. Scotten School
Lyman Gilmore Middle School
Grass Valley Charter School
All Preschools and Before and After School Programs in the District

February 21, 2019 at 6:47 AM Yuba River Charter School is closed today.

February 21, 2019 at 12:15 AM Roadway flooding, on Hwy 49 just south of Combie on the Bear River Bridge.

February 20, 2019 at 11:53 PM 1,271 homes out of power in Grass Valley. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

February 20, 2019 at 11:25 PM Three cars stuck in the snow on Hwy 49 at the McKnight off ramp.

February 20, 2019 at 11:24 PM Vehicle 20 ft down the embankment on Brunswick Road near Greenhorn.

February 20, 2019 at 11:23 PM Sedan without chains stuck on Hwy 49 southbound at Alta Sierra Drive.

February 20, 2019 at 10:39 PM Vehicle off the roadway on Indian Springs Road near McCourtney.

February 20, 2019 at 10:38 PM Snow is creating hazardous driving conditions on Hwy 20 and Rough&Ready Hwy.

February 20, 2019 at 10:38 PM Vehicle vs tree on Bitney Springs Road, no injuries reported.

February 20, 2019 at 10:37 PM Vehicle vs pedestrian on Mystic Mine Road. Emergency services are en route.

Photo courtesy Peardale Chicago Park FD

February 20, 2019 at 9:34 PM Still numerous resources on scene of the contained structure fire on Venus Court of Dog Bar Road. Firefighters are venting and overhauling now.

February 20, 2019 at 8:54 PM County Public Works will clear the snow and then sand the road in approximately 45 minutes on Pasquale Road.

February 20, 2019 at 8:42 PM Vehicles stuck in the snow and ice on Pasquale Road near Santa Fe Trail.

February 20, 2019 at 6:58 PM Lanes are blocked on the 17000 block of Red Dog Road by a trailer.

February 20, 2019 at 6:50 PM Multiple cars stuck on Pasquale Road near Red Dog, traffic is backing up on Pasquale in both directions.

February 20, 2019 at 6:43 PM Accident on You Bet Road close to the intersection of Hwy 174.

February 20, 2019 at 6:42 PM Five cars stuck on Idaho-Maryland Road at Madrone Forest Drive.

February 20, 2019 at 5:59 PM Multiple vehicles are stuck in the snow on westbound Hwy 49 at the Gold Flat on ramp.

February 20, 2019 at 5:58 PM

February 20, 2019 at 5:48 PM Non-injury accident on Hwy 20 at Harmony Ridge Road. Traffic is being held in Nevada City to clear the blocked lanes.

February 20, 2019 at 1:42 PM Non-injury accident on eastbound Hwy 49 at the Broad Street on ramp.

February 20, 2019 at 8:37 AM Units at scene on Tyler Foote Crossing Road report two vehicles involved. Two patients with moderate injuries, one additional medic unit requested.

February 20, 2019 at 8:31 AM North Bloomfield Road continues to have hazardous driving conditions according to a reader. Please use caution in the area!

February 20, 2019 at 8:31 AM Vehicle accident on Tyler Foote Crossing Road near Sages Road on the San Juan Ridge. Emergency services en route.

February 20, 2019 at 8:11 AM

February 20, 2019 at 7:50 AM Hwy 20 in Nevada City: Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles except four wheel/ all wheel drive vehicles with snow-tread tires on all four wheels. (Four wheel/all wheel drive vehicles must carry traction devices in chain control areas). All trucks must stop at the chain check point, Caltrans is currently screening for chains. Drivers must have maximum chains in their possession in order to proceed. Trucks without chains will be turned around. Permit loads are prohibited over the summit.

February 20, 2019 at 7:31 AM Light snow possible today through Thursday. A series of cold weather systems dropping out of the Gulf of Alaska will bring periods of light to moderate snowfall to the northern California mountains over the next several days. A period of snow today through Thursday will be followed by a brief break Friday. More snow is expected late Saturday through the remainder of the weekend. More snow may be possible much of next week.

February 19, 2019 at 7:33 PM Line down in the roadway on Black Oak Drive on Banner.

February 19, 2019 at 7:05 PM Emergency services en route to a reported accident on Hwy 174 at Harvest Hill Road.

February 19, 2019 at 6:48 PM

February 19, 2019 at 5:08 PM Icy conditions on North Bloomfield near Edwards Crossing. One car off the roadway with major front end damage, two others involved in an accident. Use extreme caution in the area or use an alternate route if possible.

February 19, 2019 at 10:44 AM

February 19, 2019 at 8:20 AM A school bus is stuck on Meadow Drive at Rock Salt Way in Peardale. Emergency services on scene.

February 19, 2019 at 8:19 AM Vehicle blocking the northbound lane on Combie Road near Forest Lake Christian School.

February 19, 2019 at 8:16 AM Dry and very cold today, snow flurries late Wednesday. Cold temperatures late tonight and early Tuesday may bring freezing temperatures to the interior. This may cause some problems for budding trees and sensitive plants.

February 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM Emergency services en route to a collision on Lime Kiln Road near Vintage Drive.

February 18, 2019 at 5:19 PM Vehicle blocking one lane on southbound Hwy 49 at the Bennett Street off ramp after an accident.

February 18, 2019 at 4:24 PM Traffic hazard on Clover Valley Road in Alta Sierra, most of the road is blocked.

February 18, 2019 at 2:59 PM

February 18, 2019 at 2:44 PM Traffic hazard on Sunnyvale Lane at Allison Ranch Rd. Use caution in the area.

February 18, 2019 at 2:30 PM Vehicle onto the embankment on Red Dog Road between Allen and Gold Digger, partially blocking the roadway.

February 18, 2019 at 2:15 PM Multiple vehicle spinouts on Brunswick Road at Loma Rica Drive

February 18, 2019 at 1:43 PM Two cars are partially blocking Meadow Drive at Hwy 174. Drivers on Hwy 174 have to swerve into incoming traffic.

February 18, 2019 at 1:36 PM An SUV hit an ice patch on Brunswick Road near Loma Rica Drive.

February 18, 2019 at 11:36 AM Non-injury accident on Greenhorn Road near Peaceful Pines Court. Overturned vehicle is in the roadway, use extreme caution in the area. Emergency services are on scene.

February 18, 2019 at 11:10 AM Per CHP Truckee: All chain controls on I-80 have been lifted.

February 18, 2019 at 10:08 AM Pickup truck off the roadway on Bitney Springs Road near Rudd Road.

February 18, 2019 at 10:07 AM Spinout on Lake Vera Purdon near North Bloomfield Road.

February 18, 2019 at 9:54 AM The roadway is partially blocked by a vehicle into the embankment on Cement Hill at Indian Flat Road.

February 18, 2019 at 8:15 AM Dry and very cold through Wednesday. A cold low pressure system dropping out of the Gulf of Alaska will bring mainly light snow to NorCal Wednesday and Thursday. About a half a foot of snow is forecast for the higher elevations of the northern Sierra. Otherwise, only light snow is expected.

February 18, 2019 at 8:01 AM Accident on Rattlesnake Road near Rattlesnake Ridge. Emergency services en route.

February 18, 2019 at 7:49 AM Today is a NO BURN day in Nevada, Placer, Sierra and Yuba counties.

February 18, 2019 at 7:00 AM Preparing for Wildfire Season in Nevada County – Week 11: Pet and animal evacuation preparedness is now published.

February 17, 2019 at 3:49 PM Accident on Hwy 49 just west of the Elks Lodge in Nevada City. NCSO on scene.

February 17, 2019 at 3:16 PM

February 17, 2019 at 2:26 PM

February 17, 2019 at 1:49 PM Non-injury accident on Pleasant Valley Road at Blackledge Road.

February 17, 2019 at 1:49 PM Low-hanging power line on Banner Lava Cap at Whisperwood Way.

February 17, 2019 at 10:01 AM Nevada City’s Mardi Gras parade has of course been canceled, due to the inclement weather.

February 17, 2019 at 9:44 AM A disturbance passing through the Sierra will keep snow showers going through the afternoon. Snow levels are at 1500 feet the morning with snow down to the foothills. Snow levels will rise to 2500 feet this afternoon. Dry weather returns this week, but another cold system is possible Wednesday. Overnight low temperatures will be cold with many locations near freezing.

February 17, 2019 at 8:40 AM Solo vehicle accident on southbound Hwy 49 just north of the Golden Chain Motel, no injuries reported.

February 17, 2019 at 8:20 AM Power outage for 30 homes on Jacks Road and Shekinah Hill Road off Willow Valley Road in Nevada City. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage. 12 homes are without power near Casci Road and Mile Drive. PG&E repair crew is on-site working to restore power, estimated time of restoration is 6:00 pm. 29 homes are without power on Summit Ridge Drive in Cascade Shores, PG&E is assessing the cause at the outage location.

February 17, 2019 at 8:11 AM Sierra Center For Spiritual Living in Grass Valley – Services cancelled today 2/17/19

February 16, 2019 at 11:10 PM

February 16, 2019 at 11:06 PM

February 16, 2019 at 5:59 PM

February 16, 2019 at 4:41 PM Hwy 49 at Marysville Road is closed to all traffic at least until 7:00 pm.

February 16, 2019 at 4:18 PM According to reader reports, GPS Navigation Apps are telling drivers to take Willow Valley Road in Nevada City to Scott Valley Road to Scotts Flat to Casci Road to get around the closure on Hwy 20. Do not attempt that drive, you will get stuck!

February 16, 2019 at 4:05 PM Hazardous Mountain Travel Continues. A Winter Storm Warning continues in effect through early Sunday morning. Travel will be hazardous while the warning is effect and is highly discouraged.

February 16, 2019 at 3:27 PM Non-injury accident on northbound La Barr Meadows Road, 1/2 mile south of East McKnight Way.

February 16, 2019 at 3:13 PM

February 16, 2019 at 2:52 PM Vehicle accident on Hwy 20 at Skillman Flat Campground. Emergency services are en route.

February 16, 2019 at 2:46 PM CHP en route for traffic control on Hwy 0 at Nevada Street.

February 16, 2019 at 2:37 PM Roadway is partially blocked on northbound Hwy 174 near Dalmatian Drive. Emergency services are en route.

February 16, 2019 at 2:36 PM Accident on North Bloomfield near Harmony Estates Road.

February 16, 2019 at 2:35 PM Emergency services en route to a solo vehicle accident on Hwy 174 near You Bet Road. Roadway is blocked.

February 16, 2019 at 1:56 PM two-car accident on southbound Hwy 49 at Running M Drive. Use caution in the area and reduce your speed.

February 16, 2019 at 12:50 PM

February 16, 2019 at 12:43 PM Tree across the lanes at the intersection of Hwy 49 and Hwy 20 in Nevada City,

February 16, 2019 at 12:42 PM Vehicle off the roadway on Banner Lava Cap at Gracie Road, barely visible from the road. Emergency services are en route.

February 16, 2019 at 12:35 PM Tree across all lanes on Hwy 49 at Marysville Road.

February 16, 2019 at 11:53 AM Non-injury accident on Hwy 20 near White Cloud. Emergency services are on scene.

February 16, 2019 at 10:34 AM Tree blocking the roadway on Brooks Road off Lower Colfax.

February 16, 2019 at 10:11 AM

February 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM Peardale Chicago Park Fire and Sierra Nevada ambulance are continuing to respond to numerous medical calls.

February 16, 2019 at 9:59 AM Disabled vehicle on the 10900 block of Alison Ranch Road.

February 16, 2019 at 9:56 AM Tree removal is underway on Cedar Ridge just past Miners Acres Road. Be prepared to stop.

February 16, 2019 at 9:51 AM Non-injury accident on southbound Hwy 49 at McKnight Way. Cars are partially blocking one lane.

February 16, 2019 at 9:49 AM I-80 and Highway 50 are open with R-2 chain controls. Trucks are being held in both directions on 80 due to poor traction over Donner Summit.

February 15, 2019 at 7:39 PM Truckee Police are on the scene of a non-injury head on collision involving a vehicle and a snow plow. We’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to please reduce your speeds in snow conditions and allow plenty of room between you and other vehicles, especially snow removal equipment. Our heavy equipment operators play a pivotal role in ensuring our roadways are clear and safe for your travels and remain open. Slow down and drive safe.

February 15, 2019 at 4:56 PM Overturned vehicle, extrication needed, on eastbound I-80 just west of the Applegate exit. Emergency personnel on scene, one lane is blocked.

February 15, 2019 at 4:06 PM The Truckee Joseph Center and Truckee Library closed at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 2/15, due to hazardous driving conditions from winter storms. All other County buildings remain open for normal business hours.

February 15, 2019 at 4:00 PM Non-injury accident, vehicle off the roadway, on Kardale Court near Alta Sierra Dive.

February 15, 2019 at 3:54 PM Two cows are in the roadway on westbound Hwy 20, just east of Melody Road.

February 15, 2019 at 3:42 PM Car slid off the roadway on the 14000 block of Auburn Road in Grass Valley.

February 15, 2019 at 10:01 AM The Town of Truckee Department of Public Works is closing Skislope Way in Tahoe Donner from end to end for 1-2 days due to snow drifts, high winds, & extreme weather. Crews were unable to access the roadway due to high snow drifts and extreme winds. The roadway will be reopened when conditions improve.

Photo courtesy Suzanne Ferroggiaro

February 15, 2019 at 9:56 AM Lower Colfax Road is closed 100 yards from Laws Ranch Road. Large Ponderosa pine in the roadway, two phone poles damaged, lines are in the roadway. Emergency services are on scene.

February 15, 2019 at 9:43 AM Snow is creating hazardous driving conditions on Hwy 49 near Alta Sierra.

February 15, 2019 at 9:35 AM Accident on Lime Kiln Road at McCourtney Road. Emergency services en route.

February 15, 2019 at 8:50 AM Update on local power outages:

  • 60 homes out of power in the North Bloomfield Road area from Cedar View Road to Honeysuckle to Bush Road. PG&E repair crew is on-site working to restore power. Estimated time of restoration is FEB 15, 8:00 PM.
  • 54 customers out of power on Railroad Ave, Long Street, Galena Way and Martin Street in Nevada City. PG&E is sending a repair crew to the outage location. Estimated time of restoration is FEB 15, 8:00 PM.
  • 39 homes without power on Old Coach Way off Lower Colfax Road. PG&E is sending a repair crew to the outage location. Estimated time of restoration is FEB 15, 2:00 PM.
  • Numerous single outages

February 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM

February 15, 2019 at 8:04 AM Thanks to reader Delia for sharing her morning photos of the South Yuba at Bridgeport and the Buttermilk Trail.

February 15, 2019 at 8:02 AM Thanks to reader Andrew for an update on North Bloomfield Road: The downed trees that blocked the roadway between Harmony Ridge and Coyote Street have been cleared. There is still some debris in the roadway, but normal traffic has resumed.

February 15, 2019 at 7:29 AM Non-injury accident at the intersection of Hwy 49 and Hwy 20 in Nevada City. Use caution in the area and reduce your speed.

February 15, 2019 at 6:52 AM Car blocking a lane on Idaho-Maryland Road, 1/4 mile north of Brunswick Road. Emergency services en route.

February 15, 2019 at 6:17 AM Storm continues to bring at times heavy precip – turning from rain to snow. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect today through early Sunday morning. Travel will be hazardous while the warning is effect and is highly discouraged.

February 15, 2019 at 6:02 AM

February 15, 2019 at 5:00 AM Hwy 49 is closed at Downieville due to heavy snow.

February 14, 2019 at 11:36 PM Caltrans: Interstate 80 is likely to remain closed overnight for safety concerns. Another strong weather pattern is arriving soon, bringing heavy snow and high winds to the Summit. Visibility will be greatly reduced.

February 14, 2019 at 8:31 PM Hwy 20 eastbound is closed at Nevada Street due to whiteout conditions over Donner Summit.

February 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM

February 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM Per CHP Grass Valley: Hwy 49 at Golden Chain vehicle vs tree. Non injury. Southbound closed for vehicle recovery. 10 minute eta

February 14, 2019 at 5:58 PM Multi-car accident on northbound Hwy 49 at Combie Road. Emergency services are on scene.

February 14, 2019 at 5:52 PM Power has been restored in the Lake Vera/North Bloomfield area.

February 14, 2019 at 5:06 PM Hwy 20 in Nevada City: All trucks must stop at the chain check point, Caltrans is currently screening for chains. Drivers must have maximum chains in their possession in order to proceed. Trucks without chains will be turned around. Permit loads are prohibited over the summit.

February 14, 2019 at 4:57 PM Accident on Lake Vera/Purdon Road near Rock Creek Road, reported as an overturned pickup truck. Emergency services en route.

February 14, 2019 at 4:55 PM I-80 is open again. Carry chains if you must travel over the summit.

February 14, 2019 at 3:52 PM Wet Incident Commander is reporting no extension to the attic, the fire is confined to the chimney and fireplace. Three engines remain on scene, all others are being released.

February 14, 2019 at 3:51 PM Deer Creek and Little Deer Creek are running high and fast. Thanks to reader Rick for this photo of the Scotts Flat spillway.

February 14, 2019 at 3:50 PM Roadway flooding on Dog Bar Road near Georgia Way.

February 14, 2019 at 3:48 PM Firefighters report all occupants out of the house on Wet Hill Road. The fire has extended to the attic, firefighters are starting suppression now.

February 14, 2019 at 3:45 PM Heavy smoke showing from the chimney according to units at scene on Wet Hill Road. Firefighters are making entry into the house now.

February 14, 2019 at 3:42 PM Reported chimney fire on Wet Hill Road in Nevada City, numerous engines en route.

February 14, 2019 at 3:38 PM

February 14, 2019 at 3:28 PM Traffic signals are out on Hwy 49 at Lime Kiln Road. Use caution in the area.

February 14, 2019 at 3:17 PM Whiteout conditions on Donner Summit. If you can postpone travel, please do so.

February 14, 2019 at 1:55 PM Power outages update:

Nevada City 26 outages affecting 792 customers
Grass Valley 22 outages affecting 3,290 customers (estimated restoration times between 7:00 and 8:00 pm)

February 14, 2019 at 1:35 PM Yuba River at Marysville is now near flood stage at 74.28 ft. Flood stage is 87 ft.

February 14, 2019 at 1:20 PM Tree down on Pleasant Valley Road near Meadowwood Road on the Penn Valley side, emergency services en route. The tree is blocking the roadway.

February 14, 2019 at 1:12 PM The South Yuba river just upstream from the Town of Washington. Thanks to Mike Stewart for the photo.

As a reminder, the old 49’er Bridge State Parks between Nevada City and North San Juan is closed due to hazardous conditions. State Parks will re-evaluate the public safety closure tomorrow. Boulder and mud slides have obliterated some of the infrastructure and made the access road and parking lot unsafe.

February 14, 2019 at 1:06 PM GOES 17 satellite image of lower-level water vapor.

February 14, 2019 at 12:53 PM Disabled vehicle on northbound Hwy 49 at the Brunswick off ramp.

February 14, 2019 at 12:44 PM Chain controls in effect on Hwy 20 at Omega to the junction with I-80.

February 14, 2019 at 12:39 PM Power outage along Hwy 49 at Cherry Acres has been reduced to 221 customers. Estimated time for full restoration is 2:00 pm.

February 14, 2019 at 12:32 PM Power has been restored for the Willow Valley, Cascade Shores and Deer Creek Park areas.

February 14, 2019 at 12:22 PM Tree across North Bloomfield at Bush Rd, thanks to reader Margie for sending the photo.

February 14, 2019 at 11:56 AM Power outage updates:

Nevada City area, 18 outages affecting 2,043 customers.
Grass Valley area, 21 outages affecting 3,576 customers.

February 14, 2019 at 11:35 AM Roadway flooding on Cement Hill Road and West Piper Lane. Use extreme caution in the area

February 14, 2019 at 11:31 AM Eric Rood Administrative Center closed at 10:45 a.m. due to power outages that started earlier this morning at 8:45 a.m. Emergency and public safety services have access to power and are still in service. All other County buildings have power and remain open. Also, traffic lights on Hwy 49 at the intersection with East Broad Street and North Bloomfield are currently out of service. Take it slow!

February 14, 2019 at 11:24 AM State Parks is closing both sides of the old 49er Bridge and the access road. Boulders and trees have come down, crushed the restrooms and the parking lot has experienced mud and rock slides. Save your own life and that of the first responders by staying out of the area. The hillside is highly unstable and more rockfalls and mudslides are expected.

February 14, 2019 at 10:46 AM

February 14, 2019 at 10:45 AM A reminder: McCourtney Road is closed at Shelton Court in both directions.

February 14, 2019 at 10:32 AM Peardale Chicago Park units are clearing from a tree onto a trailer on Highgrade Road. PG&E crews are on scene.

February 14, 2019 at 10:05 AM Power outage updates:

Nevada City area, 7 outages affecting 2,447 customers.
Grass Valley area, 20 outages affecting 5,594 customers.
Alta, 7 outages affecting 28 customers.
Allegheny, 2 outages affecting 326 customers.
Auburn, 2 outages affecting 185 customers.
Bangor, 1 outage affecting 43 customers.
Challenge-Brownsville, 3 outages affecting 18 customers.
Downieville, 3 outages affecting 289 customers
Foresthill, 2 outages affecting 50 customers.
Lake of the Pines, 2 outages affecting 71 customers.
Penn Valley, 1 outage affecting 1 customer.
Smartsville, 1 outage affecting 3,438 customers.

February 14, 2019 at 9:59 AM Electrical hazard, tree into power lines near Hanging Wall Drive and Mercury Drive in the Ophir Hill area. Emergency services en route.

February 14, 2019 at 9:29 AM Downtown Nevada City offices (District Attorney, Probation, Public Defender) still have power and are open.

February 14, 2019 at 9:25 AM Thanks to reader Colin Rogers for this photo showing damage on lower Banner Lava Cap Road.

February 14, 2019 at 9:24 AM The Tahoe National Forest Supervisor’s Office, in Nevada City, will be temporarily closed until power is restored. Thanks.

February 14, 2019 at 9:18 AM

Brighton Greens Resource Center in Grass Valley (near Fairgrounds) has power and is open.

Crown Point (Behavioral Health and Public Health) still has power.

February 14, 2019 at 9:08 AM 156 customers out from North Bloomfield to Lake Vera. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

February 14, 2019 at 9:05 AM Tree in the power lines on North Bloomfield at Honeysuckle Way. Emergency services en route.

February 14, 2019 at 8:58 AM

February 14, 2019 at 8:57 AM

27 customers out on Selby Lane off Lake Vera/Purdon Road.
114 customers out on North Bloomfield Road.

February 14, 2019 at 8:51 AM Roadway on Meadow Drive off Hwy 174 is clear again.

February 14, 2019 at 8:49 AM A car was hit by a large oak tree across McCourtney near Thoroughbred Loop.

Emergency services are on scene and report no injuries to the occupants.

February 14, 2019 at 8:48 AM

February 14, 2019 at 8:42 AM Firefighters in the area report multiple trees down on North Bloomfield. The road is blocked.

February 14, 2019 at 8:36 AM 2,488 customers out along Hwy 20, Cascade Shores, Deer Creek Park, Willow Valley to Brunswick Road and Idaho-Maryland Road.

February 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM Tree blocking both lanes on You Bet Road near Greenhaven Lane. Emergency services en route.

February 14, 2019 at 8:28 AM Tree into a house on Turpentine Street/Long Street in Nevada City. Emergency services en route.

February 14, 2019 at 8:28 AM From a reader: NCSA has been reporting that they are without power and school is currently out until they get it back online.

February 14, 2019 at 8:25 AM Power lines down across North Bloomfield Road. Emergency services en route.

February 14, 2019 at 8:23 AM Large cedar tree down on Meadow Drive off Hwy 174. Roadway is blocked.

February 14, 2019 at 8:22 AM 1,078 customers out in Nevada City. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

February 14, 2019 at 8:21 AM Power lines low in the roadway, roadway is blocked at Mooney Flat Road near Engebright Dam.

February 14, 2019 at 8:14 AM Power lines down on East Mine Street in Grass Valley.

Power lines down on Banner Lave Cap near Pittsburg Mine Road – the roadway is blocked.

Tree in the roadway on McCourtney Road at Windwhistle Way.

February 14, 2019 at 8:13 AM Power pole with transformer blown on South Pine Street in Nevada City.

February 14, 2019 at 8:02 AM Power outage from Newtown Road to Bridgeport, Rough&Ready and Lake Wildwood. 3,438 customers affected. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

February 14, 2019 at 7:25 AM Lower Colfax Road is now open to traffic.

February 14, 2019 at 7:20 AM Tree in the northbound lane on Tyler Foote at Oak Tree in North San Juan.

February 14, 2019 at 7:10 AM Power outages:

  • 548 customers out along Hwy 49 at Cherry Creek. PG&E is assessing the cause at the outage location.
  • 413 Customers along McCourtney Road near Starbright Acres are without power. PG&E is assessing the cause at the outage location, no estimated time of restoration.
  • 71 customers out on Ball Road in Alta Sierra. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.
  • 39 customers out on Old Coach Road near Lowe Colfax Road. PG&E crews are on scene.
  • 31 customers out on Jordan Street in Nevada City. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

February 14, 2019 at 6:57 AM Lower Colfax Road should be clear in approximately one hour after fire crews and PG&E repair team clear the roadway.

February 14, 2019 at 6:53 AM Strong storm continues, thunderstorms possible this afternoon, snow returns to higher elevations. A Flood Warning has been issued for portions of NorCal today. Heavy rain will continue through the evening which could cause localized flooding. Slow down while driving, and never drive through flooded streets. Thunderstorms will be possible today with the best chances in the early afternoon. Heavy rain and gusty winds are possible and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out in the lower elevations.

February 14, 2019 at 6:36 AM The roadway is clear again on Hwy 49 at Cherry Creek.

February 14, 2019 at 6:34 AM Tree down on Dog Bar Road at McKnight. Both lanes are blocked.

February 14, 2019 at 6:30 AM Lower Colfax Road is blocked, power lines in the roadway. Peardale Chicago Fire and PG&E at scene.

February 14, 2019 at 6:26 AM One lane of Hwy 49 near Cherry Creek is now open.

February 13, 2019 at 8:08 PM Flood Warning for Urban Areas and Small Streams until 7:30 pm on Thursday. The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Flood Warning for Urban Areas and Small Streams for Rain and Snowmelt

February 13, 2019 at 7:09 PM Lanes are blocked on Pleasant Valley Road at Bridgeport due to a mudslide.

February 13, 2019 at 6:36 PM Mud and debris in the roadway on Pleasant Valley Road at Rices Crossing Road. Public Works crews en route.

February 13, 2019 at 5:13 PM Traffic hazard on Bitney Springs Road at Starduster Drive, vehicles are unable to pass. Road crews en route.

February 13, 2019 at 4:32 PM

February 13, 2019 at 3:29 PM Fire department reports only a small amount of debris in the roadway on Hwy 49 near the Yuba River, no mudslide.

February 13, 2019 at 3:17 PM Mud and rocks in the roadway on Hwy 49 near the 49er Bridge. Units en route.

February 13, 2019 at 1:25 PM The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Flood Advisory for:

Alpine County in northern California.
Placer County in central California.
El Dorado County in northern California.
Sierra County in northern California.
Nevada County in northern California.
Southern Washoe County in western Nevada.
Douglas County in western Nevada.
Western Carson City in western Nevada.

* Until 7:00 PM PST.

* At 1:05 PM PST, local law enforcement reported minor flooding in the Tahoe Basin, including the west and south shores due to heavy rain and significant amounts of snow blocking drainages. This includes Truckee, portions of Highway 89, and South Lake Tahoe. We have had reports of minor flooding in the Carson Valley as well for the same reason. Low water crossings are also bringing water across roadways in many locations.

* Deep snow and cold temperatures preceding this event have formed ice and deep snow in many stream channels especially along the west shore of Lake Tahoe. This ice and snow may impact creek stage and flow measurements. It is expect that the ice and snow in the channel will be gradually melted as the streams rise, but it is possible that the snow and ice may restrict the channels with a rapid stream rise, and result in flooding impacts at lower than typical levels and in unexpected locations.

* Additional heavy rainfall this afternoon may cause rises on smaller creeks and streams throughout the region with minor urban flooding possible. There will be a break in the precipitation intensity this evening, but additional heavy rainfall is likely tomorrow before snow levels once again fall.

February 13, 2019 at 12:31 PM Vehicle accident on Brunswick Road near Sutton Way. Emergency services en route.

February 13, 2019 at 11:35 AM

February 13, 2019 at 11:21 AM Non-injury spinout on Hwy 49 at Mack Road.

The forecast for Grass Valley is for the 2,500 ft elevation – check back for updates as the forecast is being refined over the next few days!

February 13, 2019 at 10:47 AM NWS Sacramento update: A wet winter system will continue to bring moderate to heavy precipitation at times to NorCal into the overnight. Snow levels will quickly rise this evening and will rise to or above pass levels. Roadway and small stream flooding will be possible across the area continuing into the evening. Poor mountain travel is expected and snow levels will be falling Thursday afternoon with snow continuing. Isolated t-storms will be possible on Thursday, and impacts are possible over recent burn scars if any t-storms move over one. Snow is going to continue over the higher elevations on Friday and into the weekend, and poor mountain travel is expected. Valley showers will also continue throughout Friday and weekend. Dry weather sets in for early next week.

  • Thursday Night – Sunday
  • Light to moderate mountain snow
    • Snow levels today 3,000-4500 feet falling to 2000-3000 feet Friday night
    • Snow levels falling to 1000-2000 feet Sunday
    • Sierra pass level: 3 to 5 feet
    • I-5 north of Redding: 1 to 2 feet
    • Up to 2 feet in high foothills
    • Light accumulation down to 2000 feet Sunday evening

February 13, 2019 at 9:47 AM Hwy 174 is open again.

February 13, 2019 at 9:44 AM Northstar Fire: We are expecting heavy rain today below 8000 feet. Sand bags are available at Station 31 on Northstar Drive.

February 13, 2019 at 9:41 AM Reported avalanche on Donner Pass Road near Sugar Bowl Road. No vehicles caught in the avalanche.

February 13, 2019 at 9:28 AM Good progress being made in removing the tree on Hwy 174.

February 13, 2019 at 9:27 AM Snow is blocking the drainage on Crystal Wells Road near Red Dog Road. Public Works en route.

February 13, 2019 at 9:17 AM Crews are removing the (very large) tree from the roadway on Hwy 174 near Orchard Springs. Expect Hwy 174 to be closed for another 20 minutes.

February 13, 2019 at 9:06 AM Peardale Chicago Park Fire Chief is on scene at Hwy 174 and Orchard Springs, reports the roadway is completely blocked. CHP, AT&T, PG&E and Nevada County Public Works will have to respond. There is no detour at this time.

February 13, 2019 at 8:51 AM Tree into the power lines with lines across the roadway on Hwy 174 at Orchard Springs Road. Emergency services en route. Both lanes are blocked.

February 13, 2019 at 8:34 AM At times heavy rain today through Thursday, snow returns Sunday. Moderate to heavy rain is expected this morning and afternoon, with precipitation expected to continue tomorrow.

February 13, 2019 at 8:12 AM 115 customers without power in North Auburn, PG&E is assessing the cause at the outage location. 133 customers without power in Alta and Casa Loma, crews are on site. 20 homes still without power on Norlene Way in Alta Sierra, estimated time of restoration is 3:00 pm today.

February 13, 2019 at 12:55 AM Heavy snow in the higher elevations. Chain controls are in effect on I-80 and Hwy 20 just outside of Nevada City.

February 13, 2019 at 12:42 AM Power has been restored in Alta Sierra with the exception of 38 homes on Norlene Way above Tammy Way.

February 12, 2019 at 11:49 PM Caltrans crews have removed the tree from the northbound lane on Hwy 49 at Cedarsong.

February 12, 2019 at 11:36 PM The northbound lane of Hwy 49 just north of Cedarsong Road is blocked by a mudslide. Rocks, trees and mud in the roadway. Use extreme caution in the area.

February 12, 2019 at 11:14 PM PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage in Alta Sierra. There is no estimated time for restoration yet.

Several readers reported very strong wind gusts followed by the outage. Emergency services and road crews are in the area.

February 12, 2019 at 11:05 PM

February 12, 2019 at 10:58 PM Power has been restored in Cascade Shores, the Alta Sierra outage has been reduced.

February 12, 2019 at 10:54 PM Reported power outage in the Alta Sierra area, affecting 1,517 customers. PG&E crews en route.

February 12, 2019 at 9:17 PM Power outage in Cascade Shores, PG&E crews are on scene. No estimated time of restoration yet for the 500 customers affected.

February 12, 2019 at 9:45 AM Two vehicles up on the embankment on Hwy 49 at LaBarr Meadows Road. Law enforcement and fire are on scene.

February 12, 2019 at 8:59 AM Updated precipitation totals from NWS Sacramento. A strong winter storms is going to bring wet weather to NorCal for the middle part of the week. Moderate to heavy at times rain is expected Wednesday morning and afternoon.

February 12, 2019 at 8:55 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

February 12, 2019 at 8:45 AM

February 12, 2019 at 8:38 AM I-80 eastbound at the Baxter Rd off ramp: both lanes shut down due to power lines across the roadway. Emergency services and PG&E are on scene, roadway to reopen shortly.

February 12, 2019 at 7:39 AM A school bus with mechanical trouble is in the roadway at the Cedar Ridge Y.

February 12, 2019 at 7:35 AM Rain and mountain snow return tonight, potential for localized flooding on Wednesday. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for tonight through Thursday for the higher elevations. Travel is expected to be difficult during this time and is discouraged.

February 11, 2019 at 3:31 PM Vehicle accident on Magnolia Road near Kingston Lane, emergency services en route.

February 11, 2019 at 2:13 PM

February 11, 2019 at 12:57 PM

February 11, 2019 at 11:32 AM Car on fire, now extinguished, on McCourtney Road near Patterson Valley Road. Emergency services are on scene, use caution in the area, the roadway is partially blocked.

February 11, 2019 at 9:05 AM NWS update: Brief lull today for most areas, except for lingering mountain showers. Snow over northern Shasta County increases later this afternoon through Tuesday afternoon, potentially bringing several inches of accumulation down to I5 north of Redding. A wet, active pattern is expected to continue this week as several systems move across interior NorCal. The next storm will move across the area Tuesday afternoon into early Thursday. Rain in the Valley will become more widespread Tuesday evening into Wednesday with moderate to heavy snow in the mountains. Significant mountain travel impacts are possible from heavy snow and gusty winds. Additional waves of precipitation could impact the region late this week into the weekend. Moderate river rises are possible starting mid week.

February 11, 2019 at 8:38 AM Accident on Lime Kiln Road near Wolf Road. Emergency services en route.

February 11, 2019 at 8:06 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

February 11, 2019 at 8:05 AM Active weather pattern continues, more rain and snow all week long – with brief breaks. The active weather pattern will continue this week with two weather systems slated to hit NorCal. Both are anticipated to be impactful, so keep an eye on the forecast for up to date information!

February 11, 2019 at 7:30 AM Preparing for Wildfire Season in Nevada County – Week 10: Plan and practice with your kids. As a parent you want to keep your kids safe from any harm, preparing for wildfire is part of protecting them. Talk to them about the family emergency plan and enlist their help if possible. Let’s face it, many kids know more about apps and texting than their parents…

February 10, 2019 at 10:00 PM Per Caltrans, I-80 is open in both directions to all traffic with no chain control requirements.

February 10, 2019 at 2:13 PM Update as of 2pm Caltrans and CHP are reopening eastbound I-80. Vehicles only at this time, being escorted from Colfax to Kingvale and on over the summit. Travel slow and be aware of snow removal equipment in the area. Big rigs will be released at 3 pm eastbound.

February 10, 2019 at 12:44 PM Overturned vehicle on Bitney Springs Road near Starduster Drive. Emergency services en route.

February 10, 2019 at 8:35 AM Winter weather continues throughout next week. Sierra travel will be difficult today. Monday will see a bit of a break but some snowfall is still likely. The next round of heavier more impactful snowfall will come late Tuesday into Wednesday.

February 10, 2019 at 8:22 AM Traffic signals are out on Hwy 20 at Rough&Ready Highway.

February 10, 2019 at 7:46 AM

February 10, 2019 at 12:10 AM Power has been restored in Alta Sierra and along the Hwy 49 corridor.

February 9, 2019 at 10:51 PM You Bet road is clear again.

February 9, 2019 at 10:24 PM Power outage affecting 2,932 customers along Hwy 49 from Alta Sierra to Higgins Corner. PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.

No estimated time of restoration available at this time.

February 9, 2019 at 10:23 PM Power outage along Hwy 174 has been reduced to 367 customers.

Fire department and PG&E working to clear You Bet Road and restore power.

February 9, 2019 at 10:15 PM Report of a possible structure fire on Ruth Court in Alta Sierra, emergency services en route.

February 9, 2019 at 10:13 PM Accident with no injuries reported at Rough&Ready Hwy near Ranch Road. Car is in a ditch. Emergency services en route.

February 9, 2019 at 10:00 PM Peardale Chicago Park Fire reports a large pine tree broke off approximately 30 ft from the base, bringing down the power lines. There is no estimated time for restoration yet.

Photo courtesy Peardale Chicago Park Fire PIO Daniel Ramey

February 9, 2019 at 9:48 PM Power outage in the Town of Washington since 7:28 pm. No estimated time of restoration given, PG&E is unable to access the affected equipment.

February 9, 2019 at 9:42 PM You Bet Road is closed to all traffic at this time. Fire department reports no collision, only a tree into the power lines and onto the roadway.

February 9, 2019 at 9:26 PM Several cars have spun out on Hwy 49 between Birchville and Pleasant Valley Road.

February 9, 2019 at 9:20 PM Vehicle into a power pole on You Bet between Hwy 174 and Lost Lake Road. Tree and power lines across the roadway. Emergency services are on scene.

February 9, 2019 at 9:16 PM 1,061 customers out of power along Hwy 174. PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage.

February 9, 2019 at 3:10 PM Hwy 49 from Downieville to Sierraville is closed due to whiteout conditions.

February 9, 2019 at 3:00 PM Low elevation snow, gusty winds continue through the weekend – unsettled weather through the week. A cold front dropping down from the north will bring gusty winds this afternoon and evening. Watch out for blowing debris, downed branches and possible difficulty driving.

February 9, 2019 at 2:20 PM Caltrans update: Interstate 80 eastbound in Placer County at Colfax is closed due to multiple spinouts over Donner Summit.

Westbound Interstate 80 is closed at the stateline.

There is no estimated time of opening. A detour is not provided.

Eastbound Highway 20 1 mile east of Nevada City is closed to traffic due to whiteout conditions.

Westbound Hwy 20 is closed at the junction with I-80.

February 9, 2019 at 1:42 PM Eastbound Interstate 80 is closed at Colfax.

February 9, 2019 at 11:25 AM Solo vehicle accident on North Bloomfield Road at Lazy Dog Road. Emergency services en route.

February 9, 2019 at 11:20 AM SUV down the embankment on the 18000 block on Brewer Road. Emergency services on scene.

February 8, 2019 at 10:09 PM Patients from the accident have been transported to UC Davis.

February 8, 2019 at 8:43 PM The accident on Hwy 20 has resulted in injuries, patients are being transported to a trauma hospital. The eastbound lane of Hwy 20 is open.

February 8, 2019 at 7:55 PM Overturned vehicle on Hwy 20 near Steep Hill Road, the roadway is blocked at this time. Emergency services are on scene.

February 8, 2019 at 3:57 PM Accident on Red Dog Road, emergency services are en route.

February 8, 2019 at 12:22 PM Happy to publish this follow-up from yesterday’s 7:47 AM log entry. Injured fox found on Hwy 20 is recovering thanks to the kindness of passersby and Gold Country Wildlife Rescue

February 8, 2019 at 6:05 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

February 8, 2019 at 6:03 AM Winter storm warning for this afternoon through Monday morning. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for elevations above 2500 feet for late this afternoon through early Monday. Mountain travel will become difficult by later today and is not recommended.

February 8, 2019 at 6:01 AM

February 7, 2019 at 8:09 PM Sadly, the Chinese New Year Festival and Parade scheduled for this Sunday, Feb. 10th in Nevada City has been canceled due to 90% snow in the forecast.

February 7, 2019 at 12:26 PM Accident in front of Western Gateway Park on Penn Valley Drive. Emergency services en route.

February 7, 2019 at 12:17 PM

February 7, 2019 at 9:21 AM Morning road closures for tree removal:
– Coyote St (in Nevada City) from North Bloomfield to Highway 49
– Red Dog Rd (in Nevada City) between Park Ave and Caledonia Way
Report road issues to the Ask Nevada County app or website: bit.ly/2yYdepj

February 7, 2019 at 7:50 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

February 7, 2019 at 7:47 AM A fox is sitting in the roadway on Hwy 20 just east of White Cloud. Use caution in the area.

February 7, 2019 at 7:27 AM Rain, low elevation snow and gusty winds return Friday night and plan to stay over the weekend. A couple of cold storms will bring heavy snow to the northern California mountains over the weekend. Low snow levels are expected throughout the watch period with gusty winds at times especially Saturday night and early Sunday. If mountain travel is planned this weekend, be ready for winter conditions by carrying tire chains and other supplies and prepare for likely delays.

February 6, 2019 at 9:34 AM Vehicle vs PG&E pole, significant damage to the pole on Auburn Road at McCourtney.

February 6, 2019 at 9:33 AM Lost dog: Panda is missing! Our family is devastated. He was last seen on King Athur Ct off Hillaire and Rough & Ready Rd. If found please call 530-263-0494

February 6, 2019 at 9:12 AM Clear skies with freezing temps through Friday, more snow this weekend. Clear skies and a cold airmass will make for cold overnight lows tonight. Below freezing temperatures will be common in the valley with single digit lows expected in the mountains.A cold low pressure system dropping out of the Arctic will bring snow to the northern California mountains this weekend. Snow levels will be relatively low again with this system and pass levels could see several feet of snow.

February 6, 2019 at 8:39 AM Camptonville School will be in session today, but due to extremely icy road conditions this morning, we have opted for a late start. Classes will begin at 10:25 for all students and the bus schedule will run two hours later than usual. Breakfast will be served at 10 am. Dress warmly and be safe.

February 6, 2019 at 8:35 AM Banner Quaker Road is closed due to hazardous conditions.

February 5, 2019 at 8:24 PM Lost dog: Dottie is missing! She may be trying to locate her owners after being left with a friend. Last seen Oak Valley Rd on the Yuba Sierra border on Hwy 49. If found please call 530-288-3333.

February 5, 2019 at 3:23 PM Rusty muffler and large chunks of chains in the roadway on northbound Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive. Use caution in the area.

February 5, 2019 at 2:24 PM Notice from Waste Management: SERVICE ALERT! Nevada County customers: We were unable to service customers due to the snowstorm. If you had scheduled service today (2/5/19) and we did not reach you, please set your carts out on Saturday (2/9) and we’ll empty your containers.

February 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM NWS Sacramento update: Lingering snow showers in the mountains and foothills, generally south of Highway 50 could produce local impacts including difficult driving conditions and poor visibility. Gradual improvement in conditions expected by later this afternoon with a couple of cold nights ahead. Low temperatures Wednesday and Thursday morning will likely be at, or below the freezing mark across the entire region. After a few dry days, wet weather returns as a pair of cold systems cross the region beginning Friday. The initial system appears to be the weaker of the two, while the latter would be the focus for heavier snowfall amounts. Snow levels will likely be low enough to bring accumulations down into the foothills with each of these disturbances.

February 5, 2019 at 10:25 AM A car has broken down on southbound Pittsburg Road, approximately 200 yards from Gold Flat Road. The vehicle lost its driveshaft, use extreme caution in the area.

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February 5, 2019 at 7:28 AM All Nevada County offices, including Truckee, will open for normal business hours.

February 5, 2019 at 7:20 AM All Tahoe National Forest Offices – Nevada City, Sierraville, Truckee, Camptonville, and Foresthill- will experience a delayed opening until 10:00 AM this morning due to inclement weather.

February 5, 2019 at 7:10 AM Yuba River Charter School in Grass Valley is calling a snow day.

February 5, 2019 at 6:57 AM Snow showers continue today, then a brief break before more precip. A low pressure system moving through northern California will bring continued showers this morning and into the afternoon over the Sierra Cascade range. Low snow levels will bring snow well down into the foothills. Travel into the Sierra is still discouraged until the snowfall decreases late this afternoon and evening.

February 5, 2019 at 6:51 AM Hwy 174 at Brunswick Road/ Cedar Ridge at “Y” Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles except four wheel/ all wheel drive vehicles with snow-tread tires on all four wheels. (Four wheel/all wheel drive vehicles must carry traction devices in chain control areas).

February 5, 2019 at 6:49 AM Hwy 20 eastbound in Nevada City and Hwy 49 northbound towards Downieville in Nevada County are closed to all traffic due to whiteout conditions over summits. Local traffic is allowed with identification only. No estimated time of opening.

February 5, 2019 at 6:42 AM Nevada Union High School: Due to recent snowfall, ice and unpredictable weather conditions, today will be a no school day. Again, there will be no school, Tuesday, February 5th due to snow. Please make good decisions out there today, be safe, and hopefully we will see you back in school tomorrow.

February 5, 2019 at 6:38 AM Nevada City School District and Twin Ridges Elementary School District (Grizzly Hill and Washington School) are calling snow days for today.

February 5, 2019 at 6:37 AM Camptonville School will be closed for a Snow Day. Enjoy your day off!

February 5, 2019 at 6:36 AM The Grass Valley Elementary School District has called a snow day today, Tuesday, February 5th, 2019.

This includes:
Bell Hill Academy
Margaret G. Scotten School
Lyman Gilmore Middle School
Grass Valley Charter School
All Preschools and Before and After School Programs in the District

February 5, 2019 at 6:30 AM I-80 is still closed this morning between Applegate and Nevada due to white-our conditions.

February 4, 2019 at 9:29 PM Vehicle off the roadway on Newtown Road at Bitney Springs Road.

February 4, 2019 at 9:18 PM Vehicle vs tree on Banner Lava Cap Road at Valley View Road. Emergency services are on scene.

February 4, 2019 at 7:51 PM Non-injury collision on Jayhawk Drive in Lake Wildwood.

February 4, 2019 at 6:54 PM Vehicle off the roadway on Auburn Road at Pingree. One injury reported, emergency services on scene.

February 4, 2019 at 5:48 PM Vehicle off the roadway on Newtown Road at Bitney Springs.

February 4, 2019 at 5:38 PM Accident on Rough&Ready Hwy and North Ponderosa Way, possible several cars involved. Emergency services en route.

February 4, 2019 at 4:54 PM Nevada County shelters will be open through Friday in Nevada City and Grass Valley.

February 4, 2019 at 3:30 PM A white pickup truck plowed into mailboxes on Cascade Loop.

February 4, 2019 at 3:28 PM Vehicle in the roadway on Morning Sun Lane off Dog Bar Road. Car appears abandoned.

February 4, 2019 at 2:57 PM Caltrans update: SR 267 is CLOSED from the I-80 junction to the SR 28 junction due to severe weather conditions. No ETO.

February 4, 2019 at 2:54 PM Non-injury accident on Red Dog Road near Snowline Road, vehicle is on the right hand side.

February 4, 2019 at 1:57 PM Vehicle vs tree on northbound Hwy 49 at Oak Valley Road.

February 4, 2019 at 1:49 PM Hwy 174 in Peardale is being reopened after emergency services and PG&E crews have cleared the tree out of the power lines and the roadway.

Drive at reduced speed on the slippery roadways and be on the lookout for sagging trees or branches. You can report any hazard trees using the Ask NevCo app or directly on their website at https://t.co/hCt14r6kcA

February 4, 2019 at 1:39 PM Solo vehicle into a tree, no injuries reported, on Griffith drive off McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. Emergency services on scene.

February 4, 2019 at 12:56 PM Old Downieville Hwy at Champion Mine Road is blocked in both directions.

February 4, 2019 at 12:55 PM Hwy 174 at Hillview Road in Peardale is being shut down due to a tree hanging over the roadway. Emergency services are on scene.

February 4, 2019 at 12:42 PM Several cars stuck in the snow on Northview Drive at Pittsburg Mine Road.

February 4, 2019 at 12:31 PM Accident at the intersection of North Bloomfield/Lake Vara Purdon Road.

February 4, 2019 at 12:30 PM Non-injury accident on Hwy 20 at Harmony Ridge Road. Vehicle into a ditch.

February 4, 2019 at 12:16 PM SAEL and Nevada City School of the Arts are asking parents to come pick up their kids.

February 4, 2019 at 12:05 PM Traffic hazard on northbound Hwy 49 between Brunswick and Gold Flat, cars are going too fast and starting to spin out. If you don’t have to be on the road, stay safely at your present location.

February 4, 2019 at 11:41 AM East Bennett Street at Brunswick Road is partially blocked. Use caution in the area and watch for emergency personnel on scene.

February 4, 2019 at 11:31 AM

February 4, 2019 at 11:08 AM Vehicle vs tree on Hwy 49 at Lowden Lane past Shoshoni Trail in Nevada City. The vehicle went over the embankment, emergency services on scene.

February 4, 2019 at 10:51 AM Starting at Cal-Ida on Hwy 49 Chains are required on all vehicles except passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks under 6,000 pounds gross weight and equipped with snow tires on at least two drive wheels. Chains must be carried by vehicles using snow tires. All vehicles towing trailers must have chains on one drive axle. Trailers with brakes must have chains on at least one axle. Hwy 49 is now closed from Downieville to the junction with Hwy 89 due to snow.

February 4, 2019 at 10:10 AM

February 4, 2019 at 10:04 AM Hwy 20 1 mile east of Nevada City is now closed to traffic.

February 4, 2019 at 9:59 AM Traffic hazard next to the filtration ponds on East Empire Street and Hwy 174 in Grass Valley. Caltrans has been notified of the roadway flooding. Use extreme caution in the area.

Photo courtesy Peardale Chicago Park Fire

February 4, 2019 at 9:37 AM Traffic hazard on Rattlesnake Road near the intersection of Hwy 174. A tree is blocking both lanes.

February 4, 2019 at 9:26 AM Caltrans: I-80 WB traffic is being held at the Nevada state line and Truckee due to whiteout conditions at Donner Summit. No ETO.

February 4, 2019 at 9:05 AM Significant snow will develop tonight in the Foothills, blizzard warning for Sierra summits in effect. Mountain snow is going to become moderate to heavy later this evening into Monday morning and we will see blizzard conditions. Mountain travel will be extremely dangerous. Do not travel!

February 4, 2019 at 8:27 AM Power outages reported by our readers on Banner Mountain, in Cascade Shores and on Combie Road in Lake of the Pines. 2,265 customers from Higgins to Alta Sierra and along McCourtney.

February 4, 2019 at 8:24 AM Tree across the roadway on Siesta Drive near Easy Street in Penn Valley.

February 4, 2019 at 8:22 AM Power line across the roadway on Pasquale Road in Cascade Shores. Traffic is being turned around at this time, PG&E crews are on scene with emergency personnel.

February 4, 2019 at 8:14 AM 79 homes are out of power in the Butler Road area across from Condon Park in Grass Valley. PG&E repair crew is en route to the outage location. 49 homes are out of power on Lake Forest Drive in Lake Wildwood. PG&E repair crew is en route to the outage location. 25 customers are still out on Weeping Willow Way and along Jones Bar Road. PG&E is sending a repair crew to the outage location, estimated time of restoration is 3:28 pm today

February 4, 2019 at 7:57 AM Preparing for Wildfire Season in Nevada County – Week 9: Go Bags. It’s perfectly acceptable to have your Go Bag right next to the door and point to it when you have family, friends or neighbors come over. Encourage them to assemble their own kit!

February 3, 2019 at 8:17 PM Vehicle accident on Alta Sierra Drive. Vehicle went through a retaining wall and landed on top of a hot tub, driver needs to be extricated, emergency services are on scene.

February 3, 2019 at 8:13 PM Blizzard Warning from 10 PM this evening to 6 AM PST Monday for West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada.

Mountain snow is going to become moderate to heavy later this evening into Monday morning and we will see blizzard conditions.

Mountain travel will be extremely dangerous. Do not travel!

February 3, 2019 at 12:39 PM NWS update: Light to moderate snow showers are expected over the mountains this afternoon along with scattered valley showers and thunderstorms. Valley thunderstorms will be capable of heavy rain, small hail and gusty winds. Roadway and small stream flooding will be possible with any thunderstorms also. If we see any thunderstorms move over recent burn scars there will be a risk of debris flows.. Rain and snow will become more widespread later this evening continuing into the overnight. Colder air will be dropping snow levels overnight and we will see them fall to 2000-3500 feet by Monday afternoon. Locally heavy showers at times especially over the Sierra are expected Monday afternoon into Tuesday. Snow levels will continue to fall and will fall to 1000-2000 feet late Monday and some light snow accumulation is expected into the lower foothills. Dry weather sets in by mid-week but it will be chilly with cold overnight lows.

February 3, 2019 at 10:52 AM

February 3, 2019 at 10:12 AM At times heavy rain today turning to low elevation snow Monday through Tuesday. Winter Storm Warning remains in effect due to additional rounds of heavy snowfall and gusty wind through Tuesday. Snow levels drop to 3500-4500 feet today, then lower to 1000-2000 feet on Monday. Hazardous travel conditions expected.

February 2, 2019 at 5:22 PM The storm has weakened, and the tornado warning has been allowed to expire.

February 2, 2019 at 4:20 PM Tornado Warning for Butte, Colusa, Glenn [CA] till 5:00 PM PST.  If you are in the path of this storm take shelter now!

February 2, 2019 at 12:41 PM Caltrans: All I-80 and SR 20 EB traffic has been released. Please drive slowly and check QuickMap.dot.ca.gov for highway updates. R-2 chain controls EB/WB from Drum to Truckee.

February 2, 2019 at 12:00 PM

February 2, 2019 at 11:27 AM Numerous spinouts on I-80, rapidly deteriorating conditions have prompted chain controls.

February 2, 2019 at 9:10 AM Chain controls on I-80: 🔗EAST: 1 Mi E. of Baxter(150) to Donner Lake(180) 🔗WEST: Donner Lake(180) to Kingvale(170) Hwy 20: Omega Road to the junction of I-80.

February 2, 2019 at 8:53 AM At times heavy rain through Sunday, snow levels lower into the foothills Monday. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect due to multiple rounds of heavy snowfall through Tuesday. Snow levels will drop to 3500-4500 over the weekend, then lower to 1000-2000 feet on Monday. Hazardous travel conditions expected.

February 1, 2019 at 9:52 PM Overturned pickup truck in front of the old fire station on East Lime Kiln near Hwy 49. No injuries reported.

February 1, 2019 at 8:39 PM The accident report on Newtown was unfounded, emergency services checked the area and were unable to locate any vehicle.

February 1, 2019 at 7:54 PM Solo vehicle accident on Newtown Road near Monte Vista Drive.

February 1, 2019 at 7:53 PM Vehicle overturned on Hwy 49 near Independence Trail. Emergency services are on scene.

February 1, 2019 at 4:30 PM Attempted murder suspect MacDuff apprehended by Nevada County Sheriff’s Office after pursuit

February 1, 2019 at 11:52 AM NWS Sacramento update: Wet weather is expected through Tuesday as a series of storms track over northern California. Each system will bring valley rain, mountain snow, and isolated valley thunderstorms. Dangerous to even life threatening mountain travel is expected due to major snow accumulation. Snow levels will significantly fall Monday into Tuesday leading to hazardous travel conditions in the foothills and on I-5. Drier weather returns Wednesday.

February 1, 2019 at 10:10 AM Sandbag locations, winter storm preparation tips for the weekend.

February 1, 2019 at 7:52 AM Starting this afternoon through Monday evening – heavy rain, strong winds and low snow levels by Monday. A Winter Storm Waring is in effect due to multiple rounds of heavy snowfall Tonight – Monday. Snow levels will drop to 3500-4500 over the weekend, then drop further to 1000-2000 feet on Monday. Hazardous travel conditions expected all weekend. TRAVEL IS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED.

February 1, 2019 at 7:27 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra Counties. 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. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM. In the American and Thompson Valleys (all areas within the Quincy Fire Protection District), residential open burning is prohibited until March 16. Burning is always prohibited in downtown Quincy and East Quincy. 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.

February 1, 2019 at 7:00 AM This month’s featured photo is the view from YubaNet HQ, looking northwest, complete with our  Pi Bench. Last month’s log can be found here.