Happening Now – May 2017

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 at 530-409-9888, but please don’t text or call while driving. Thanks!

May 31, 2017 at 11:08 AM Non-injury collision on Lake Wildwood Drive. The roadway is now clear.

May 31, 2017 at 8:43 AM The Tahoe National Forest, Yuba River Ranger District will be implementing a Prescribed underburn approximately 3 miles north of Camptonville off of the Pendola Extention Rd. “Weather permitting we are expecting to initiate the prescribed operations today with the potential to have a multiple day burn. We have 3 units totaling 88 acres.  The amount of acres we are able to complete will depend on the environmental conditions as well as any air quality restrictions.”

May 31, 2017 at 8:40 AM Showers today, dry and warmer for the remainder of the week. A weak system will move through the interior today to bring light amounts of rain and cooler temperatures. Dry and warmer for the remainder of the week. Isolated showers and thunderstorms over the northern mountains Sunday followed by gusty northerly winds early next week in the valley.

May 30, 2017 at 5:56 PM Heads up. Pasquale Road Closure on Wednesday, May 31

May 30, 2017 at 12:35 PM Accident on southbound Hwy 49 at East Lime Kiln Road. Lanes are clear.

May 30, 2017 at 10:26 AM CHP Grass Valley: We are assisting the NevCo Sheriff’s Dept to locate a suspect on Allison Ranch near SR-49. CHP helicopter is in the area.

May 30, 2017 at 9:33 AM Clear enough? YubaNet Editorial: Jump in the river now and likely leave the gene pool

May 30, 2017 at 6:53 AM Solo vehicle accident on Hwy 20 and Mooney Flat Road, sole occupant out of the vehicle. Emergency services en route.

May 30, 2017 at 6:40 AM Chance of showers tonight and Wednesday, dry and sunny again starting Thursday. A weak storm system will move through the region overnight and Wednesday and bring light amounts of rain to Interior Northern California.

May 29, 2017 at 5:35 PM Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Cisco, moving north at 5 mph. This storm will likely impact travel along interstate 80 from Blue canyon to Kingvale.

Half inch hail and winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include: Cisco, Emigrant Gap, Sugarbowl Ski Resort, Kingvale, Lake Spaulding and Rattlesnake Mountain.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

May 29, 2017 at 3:40 PM CAL FIRE NEU is currently working 3 small fires: Hwy 49 and Lorenson (1/2 acre) in the Meadow vista area, Foresthill area at McKeon and Ponderosa and one (6 acre) fire in the Loma Rica area in Yuba County: #TwentyFire.

May 29, 2017 at 1:52 PM Apparently, it bears repeating: Today is a NO BURN day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas,  Sierra and Yuba counties.

May 29, 2017 at 8:30 AM Reported fire on Hwy 20 at Omega Road is not a vegetation fire, no fire response needed.

May 29, 2017 at 8:23 AM Above normal temperatures today, slight cooldown Tuesday and Wednesday. Low pressure along the coast will spread some high clouds over the region today. The delta breeze will stay moderate to strong through out the day helping to keep temperatures pleasent for memorial day.

May 29, 2017 at 8:05 AM Report of a possible vegetation fire on Hwy 20 near Omega Road.

May 28, 2017 at 1:20 PM Updates on the SPenceville Fire will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/spenceville/

May 28, 2017 at 1:15 PM Battalion on scene requests a fuels crew and one additional engine. There is no perimeter scraped around the shooting range yet. The fire has a small growth potential.

May 28, 2017 at 1:08 PM Report of a vegetation fire at the Spenceville Shooting Range. Three engines and one water tender en route.

May 28, 2017 at 9:21 AM Warming trend continues into Memorial Day. Warming trend continues today with plenty of sunshine. A few afternoon thunderstorms are possible again across the central Sierra.

May 28, 2017 at 9:19 AM Be aware! Temperatures are warm but rivers, lakes & streams are running very cold & fast due to mountain snow melt & reservoir releases!

May 27, 2017 at 7:19 AM Sunny and warm weekend – rivers still running fast and cold. Temperatures will warm up this weekend as high pressure builds up. Dry weather expected outside of an isolated afternoon thunderstorm across higher elevations of the central Sierra. Remember to use caution near area waterways as water is running fast and cold!

May 26, 2017 at 6:44 AM Slow warming trend this weekend into early next week. High pressure over the western U.S. will bring fair skies and warm temperatures to Northern California over the coming weekend. Except for a slight threat of thunderstorms over the northern Sierra crest, skies will be mainly fair Saturday and Sunday. Daytime temperatures will be running several degrees above normal for this time of year but not as hot as earlier this week.

May 26, 2017 at 6:00 AM Report of a small vegetation fire at the northern edge of Malakoff State Park. Updates on the Derbec Fire will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/derbec/ Thanks to reader Katy for the heads up.

May 25, 2017 at 7:24 AM Delta breeze brings cooler temps into Friday, weekend warm-up forecast. A weak low pressure system over the north state will bring a deep marine layer and continued onshore flow for more cooling today. Daytime highs will come in a few to several degrees below normal for this time of year. Friday will see similar conditions with a warm up beginning this weekend.

May 25, 2017 at 6:56 AM Non-injury accident on Maybert Road near Gaston Road In Washington. Possibly an abandoned vehicle.

May 24, 2017 at 4:01 PM Traffic control needed per a caller to CHP: Citizen call in of dangerous traffic conditions at Gate 4 of the Nev County Fairgrounds. Festival parking attendants not set up properly.

May 24, 2017 at 6:41 AM Cooler temperatures today through Friday. The high pressure ridge over the west coast that brought very warm temperatures over the last several days has begun to break down. As a result, daytime high temperatures will make a significant drop today. Still more cooling is expected on Thursday.

Photo Grass Valley Police Dept.

May 23, 2017 at 7:03 PM Quick work by firefighters on the garage fire on Stacey Lane. Fire is contained and out. Mop-up ongoing.

May 23, 2017 at 6:52 PM Numerous engines en route to a structure fire, reported as a fully involved barn fire on Stacey Lane across of South Auburn Street and East Empire. Watch for engines!

May 23, 2017 at 5:40 PM All resources for the medical river rescue are responding to the Mineral Bar Campground. This will be a hoist operation.

May 23, 2017 at 5:34 PM Medical rescue, location inaccessible by ground resources, on the North Fork of the American River, between Iowa Hill Road and Yankee Jims. Reported as an ankle fracture. Additional rescue resources en route.

May 23, 2017 at 3:58 PM Updates on the Fine Fire in the Placer Hills area will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/fine/

May 23, 2017 at 3:54 PM Units on scene at Fine Fire are reporting multiple bee hives, posing a hazard for the firefighters. Additional engines en route.

May 23, 2017 at 3:44 PM Reported bee hive on fire, with extension to the wildland on One Fine Place off Live Oak Road in the Colfax/Placer Hills area. First unit on scene reports 1/4 acre, burning at a moderate rate of spread in brush.

May 23, 2017 at 3:39 PM Vehicle accident, with extrication required, on Hammonton-Smartsville Road. Two ambulances and firefighters requested.

May 23, 2017 at 10:26 AM Solo vehicle accident on Marysville Road close to Bald Mountain Road in Browns Valley. Vehicle into trees, emergency services en route.

May 23, 2017 at 8:56 AM Today, Tuesday May 23, is a No Burn Day in Yuba/Sutter counties.

May 23, 2017 at 7:51 AM Traffic accident on Kingston Lane, just north of Magnolia Road in the Higgins area.

May 23, 2017 at 7:41 AM Today is a NO BURN day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra counties.

May 23, 2017 at 7:25 AM Another hot day, slight cooling coming midweek. Cooling trend begins Wednesday with near to slightly below average temperatures by Friday.

May 22, 2017 at 3:45 PM Accident on Hwy 49 and LaBarr Meadows Road in front of the fire station. Emergency services on scene.

May 22, 2017 at 3:15 PM Updates on the grass fire on Magnolia Road will be posted here: //yubanet.com/Fires/magnolia-nevada-county/

May 22, 2017 at 3:12 PM First unit at scene reports approximately 1 acre, with one building fully involved. The fire is burning in grass at a slow to moderate rate of spread. One outbuilding potentially threatened.

May 22, 2017 at 3:03 PM Numerous engines en route to a barn fire that has spread to the vegetation on Dog Bar Road near Magnolia Road.

May 22, 2017 at 2:21 PM Firefighters are on scene of the vegetation fire on Stone Meadow. Reported as a 30 by 30 spot, units on scene with one more engine arriving can handle.

May 22, 2017 at 1:59 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Higgins area is on Stone Meadow Lane off Sweet Road – in the Garden Bar area.

May 22, 2017 at 1:57 PM Report of a vegetation fire in the Higgins area near Garden Bar Road and Sanford Road. Numerous engines en route. Locals are trying to extinguish the fire.

May 22, 2017 at 11:21 AM Non-injury accident on Hwy 49 and Little Valley Road just past the fire station.

May 22, 2017 at 10:20 AM A truck is stuck on Dog Bar Road, unable to cross the Bear River bridge.

May 22, 2017 at 10:13 AM Three donkeys are out for a stroll, in the middle of the road, on Hwy 49 at Tyler Foote. Reduce speed and watch out.

May 22, 2017 at 8:35 AM A minivan with NH plates is parked in the roadway on Maybert Road at Washington Road, making it unsafe for cars to pass.

May 22, 2017 at 7:07 AM Today is a NO BURN day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra counties.

May 22, 2017 at 7:06 AM Hottest day of the week today, slight cooldown coming. The airmass over interior NorCal is forecast to remain too stable today for any deep convection, though more cumulus will be possible in the northern Sierra Nevada. A better chance for an isolated thunderstorm or two over the Sierra south of Lake Tahoe will be possible late Tuesday afternoon.

May 21, 2017 at 8:34 AM Today is a NO BURN day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra counties.

May 20, 2017 at 10:28 PM Per Grass Valley Police:
Officers are investigating an accident at the intersection of East Main and Bennett st. Expect some delays in the area. The accident involved an arrest of a subject who was wanted by law enforcement. The suspect was apprehended after a short foot chase. We will provide additional updates as they occur.

May 20, 2017 at 9:16 PM Reported debris fire, possibly a bonfire, on Asphodel Close near Thoroughbred Loop in Grass Valley. Engines en route.

May 20, 2017 at 8:48 PM Hwy 20 east of Nevada City is clear again.

May 20, 2017 at 8:10 PM Motorcycle down in the Bridgeport parking lot on Pleasant Valley Road. Emergency services en route.

May 20, 2017 at 6:51 PM Vehicle vs pedestrian, possible DUI, reported on Hwy 20 at Steep Hill near Harmony Ridge Road. Roadway blocked

May 20, 2017 at 10:03 AM CAL FIRE tankers are en route from McClellan to the Grass Valley Air Attack Base for pilot proficiency training.

May 20, 2017 at 9:27 AM Today is a NO BURN day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra counties.

May 20, 2017 at 9:23 AM Very warm airmass and icy cold rivers and lakes. The warm spell developing across the region will enhance the snow melt in the Sierra Nevada and northern mountain areas. Rivers and streams will be running fast with very cold water temperatures. Use extra caution around area waterways!

May 19, 2017 at 7:20 PM Hit and run accident, with injuries, on Tyler Foote Road near Oak Tree Road on the San Juan Ridge. Emergency services en route.

May 19, 2017 at 4:37 PM Single vehicle rollover accident on Hwy 174 at Rollins Lake Road. All four occupants are out of the vehicle and emergency services are on scene.

Photo courtesy TNF

May 19, 2017 at 8:42 AM The Truckee Ranger District is planning an 83-acre prescribed burn near Stampede Reservoir area today, Friday, May 19th.   Ignition is planned to start around 10:00 a.m. and will continue throughout the day. The prescribed fire will only take place if weather, fuel conditions, and smoke dispersal remains favorable. Smoke may be visible along portions of Hwy 89 North, Interstate 80, Russel Valley and the Stampede Reservoir area.

May 19, 2017 at 8:40 AM Accident on Hwy 49 at the Bear River Bridge. Debris in the roadway.

May 19, 2017 at 8:38 AM Feels like summer – hot weekend ahead. Dry with a warming trend forecast for the next several days. NorCal’s first triple digit heat possible early next week. A chance of Sierra showers and isolated thunderstorms early next week.

May 18, 2017 at 10:13 AM Non-injury accident on Bitnet Springs Road at Davis Lane, both vehicles are on the right shoulder.

May 18, 2017 at 9:34 AM Vehicle vs deer om Rough&Ready Road at Garden Lane. Injured deer is on the right hand road side.

May 18, 2017 at 8:38 AM One lane is blocked after someone lost a load of wood – all over the roadway on Hwy 174 at White Oak Drive is blocked. Expect delays and use an alternate route if you can.

May 18, 2017 at 8:10 AM The only way is up – temperatures on the rise. Valley heat this weekend into early next week could peak into the low 100s for the Northern Sacramento Valley. This would be the first triple digit heat event of 2017 so we encourage people to follow heat safety tips to prevent heat related illness. Avoid seeking heat relief in mountain streams and rivers as they are running cold and swift from snow melt. Hypothermia can set in very quickly and cause drownings. From Sunday into much of next week, a low pressure system will linger offshore that may trigger mountain thunderstorms.

May 17, 2017 at 5:34 PM A truck fire, now extinguished, on southbound Hwy 49 at McKnight Way and a large chunk of metal in the roadway in the northbound lanes at East McKnight.

May 17, 2017 at 3:46 PM Structure fire on You Bet Road injures one firefighter. One firefighter was injured, suffering moderate injuries. He was sent to Sierra Nevada Hospital in Grass Valley.

May 17, 2017 at 9:59 AM Slow lane closed on Hwy 49 at West Empire Street, for emergency repair work. Thanks to our readers for sending us photos!

May 17, 2017 at 7:05 AM Dry and warmer weather returns, 5-10 degrees of warming is expected each day through about Friday. A big warm up is in the forecast for the end of the week into the weekend. We will see highs reach the 90’s in the valley with 80’s in the foothills and 60’s and 70’s in the mountains.

May 16, 2017 at 6:06 PM Watch the town hall organized by Nevada County Chapter of Healthcare for All live, starting at 6:30 pm. Healthcare for All Town Hall – Live Video

May 16, 2017 at 9:15 AM CHP is providing traffic control on Hwy 49 at School Street due to tow truck operation.

May 16, 2017 at 8:12 AM Non-injury accident on Magnolia Road in front of Bear River High School.

May 16, 2017 at 7:33 AM Chance for light rain and snow showers today, rapid warm up later this week. A strong late-season weather system will bring showers to the region today into Wednesday. The higher elevations of the northern Sierra Nevada will see several inches of accumulating snow. Dry and warmer weather returns for the second half of the week.

May 15, 2017 at 8:22 AM As of May 15, 2017 the County of Nevada Transit Services will be eliminating two Route 5 bus stops due to customer safety concerns. The stops are Lime Kiln Road and Highway 49 and East Lime Kiln Road at Fire Station/Buck Mountain. Please contact the Gold Country Stage at (530) 477-0103 x 0 or visit their webpage.

May 15, 2017 at 7:08 AM Cool today, snow over the summit on Tuesday – dry and warmer weather to follow. Looking ahead at the work week we will start out cool with shower chances and snow shower chances above 6,000 feet. Things dry out by mid week and we start to warm up.

May 14, 2017 at 9:06 AM Unsettled weather through Wednesday, then drier and warmer. A weak wave will bring the chance for mountain showers and thunderstorms through Monday. A spring storm system will move from the Pacific Northwest to the Great Basin on Tuesday –  early Wednesday. A more easterly storm track typically means less precipitation for the Valley and the forecast has trended drier over the past few days. Main impacts are expected to be breezy winds and light Sierra snow down to around 6000 feet. This may catch travelers off guard so be prepared if you’re heading to the mountains! Dry and warmer weather returns later Wednesday through the end of the week.

May 13, 2017 at 1:34 PM NWS Sacramento: Another nice day is expected in the valley tomorrow but there will be a chance for a few t-storms in the mountains.

May 13, 2017 at 1:05 PM TNF: 80 acres successfully completed on Dry Creek Rx Fire. Fire personnel on site monitoring conditions. Smoke may be visible through the weekend.

May 13, 2017 at 9:55 AM The Placer County Sheriff’s office is seeking information from witnesses to a shooting that occurred early this morning in unincorporated Rocklin.

May 13, 2017 at 9:18 AM Expect lane closures and therefore delays on local highways. Give yourself a little extra time for your daily commute. Caltrans: Sierra Roadwork Schedule May 14-20, 2017.

May 12, 2017 at 8:12 AM Caltrans: I-80 westbound near Kingvale the #2 lane remains closed for winter storm damage repair.

May 12, 2017 at 7:33 AM The Truckee Ranger District is planning an 80-120 acre prescribed fire near Stampede Reservoir area today, Friday, May 12th. Ignition is planned to start around 10:00 a.m. and will continue throughout the day. The prescribed fire will only take place if weather, fuel conditions, and smoke dispersal remains favorable. Smoke may be visible along  portions of Hwy 89 North, Interstate 80, Russel Valley and the Stampede Reservoir area. Transport winds are projected out of the southwest which should blow smoke away from communities.  The forecast calls for very good to excellent smoke dispersion. Smoke will normally sink into lower elevations at night and rise out of the area when daytime temperatures increase.  The Truckee Ranger District  strives to minimize the impacts of smoke on local communities and we will be monitoring  smoke and weather daily.

May 12, 2017 at 7:09 AM Blustery winds bring down temps this weekend, rain to follow next week. A low pressure system moving into the Pacific northwest will bring a slight threat of showers to the mountains of northern California this weekend. Otherwise, cool and dry conditions are in store for most of the north state.

May 11, 2017 at 3:01 PM Accident on Hwy 49 near Lime Kiln Road. Debris in the roadway, emergency services on scene.

May 11, 2017 at 12:09 PM NWS Sacramento: Potential for rain/snow across #NorCal next Tues/Wed! Still some uncertainty in storm track, which will impact the weather that we see

May 11, 2017 at 10:07 AM Non-injury accident on northbound Hwy 49 at LaBarr Meadows.

May 11, 2017 at 6:55 AM Non-injury accident on La Barr Meadows Rd at Amsel Way just outside Grass Valley.

May 11, 2017 at 6:45 AM Below normal temps through the weekend and a chance of showers next week. A low pressure system over the northeast Pacific will bring cooler than normal temperatures to northern California over the next several days.

May 10, 2017 at 6:45 PM Motorcycle accident on Gracie Road now reported as a major injury accident.

May 10, 2017 at 5:55 PM Motorcycle down on Hwy 49 / Fornier Ranch Rd.

May 10, 2017 at 5:54 PM Motorcycle accident on Gracie Rd / Banner Mountain Trail, emergency services on scene.

May 10, 2017 at 7:50 AM The Tahoe National Forest will be conducting a 75 acre understory prescribed fire in the area of Hwy 20 and the Skillman Campground on Wednesday the 10th, and continuing through the remainder of the work week.  Smoke and flames may be visible from the roadway.  Please use caution when traveling through the area.

May 10, 2017 at 7:48 AM Cooler and unsettled weather on the way. Cooling trend is underway with temperatures lowering to below average into next week. Increasing chance of showers, especially over the mountains, by early next week.

May 9, 2017 at 2:06 PM Reported bank robbery in south county, Eldorado Savings Bank, again. Schools are sheltering in place, search for alleged robbers is ongoing.

May 9, 2017 at 9:31 AM This just in re the collapsed South Yuba Canal: NID Requests Temporary 25% Water Use Reduction for Portions of Nevada County

May 9, 2017 at 7:51 AM Non-injury accident on Quaker Hill Cross Road, vehicle vs tree. Emergency services en route.

May 9, 2017 at 7:44 AM Very warm today, cooler and unsettled for the rest of the week. Cool down commences Wednesday as onshore flow picks up across the region as the ridge shifts east of the area. Additional cooling expected Thursday as stronger synoptic cooling kicks in with the approach of the next trough. Highs on Thursday are forecast to be around 15-20 degrees cooler compared to those expected today.

May 8, 2017 at 4:42 PM Accident reported on North Bloomfield Road near Edwards Crossing. Emergency services en route, reported extrication required, no vehicle description available.

May 8, 2017 at 3:47 PM Nevada County Public Health is investigating a possible Norovirus outbreak at Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning (SAEL). As of Friday, just over 30 students and staff had presented with symptoms.

May 8, 2017 at 3:23 PM Major injury accident with medevac on Hwy 49 near Log Cabin Road. All units are being released.

May 8, 2017 at 3:17 PM Firefighters have been unable to locate any smoke in the area.

May 8, 2017 at 3:09 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire in the area of Hwy 49 and Marysville Road near Camptonville. Forest Service units are in the area, checking.

May 8, 2017 at 2:33 PM Wrong way driver is under the Banner Bridge on Hwy 49. NCSO is on scene.

May 8, 2017 at 2:28 PM Wrong way driver on Hwy 49 driving northbound in the southbound lanes from Dorsey to Gold Flat. Use extreme caution!

May 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM Accident on Hwy 174 and You Bet Road, reporting party advises the accident is close to the Bear River. Emergency services en route.

May 8, 2017 at 10:48 AM All lanes are blocked on Hwy 20 while fire is extricating the patient from the solo vehicle accident near White Cloud.

May 8, 2017 at 10:18 AM Solo vehicle accident two miles west of Whitecloud campground on Hwy 20. Emergency services are en route for possible injuries.

May 8, 2017 at 9:35 AM Eldorado National Forest Georgetown Dist will be conducting a Rx burn near Swansboro starting today. The burn will be in the Crosier Loop area 2 mi N of Swansboro.

May 8, 2017 at 8:33 AM Overturned pickup on the 18000 block of Purdon Road near Hudson Way. Emergency services en route.

May 8, 2017 at 7:08 AM Brief warm up, cooler temps back by midweek. Warming up today but cooler and unsettled weather is expected late this week. Even some Valley showers are possible by next weekend!

May 7, 2017 at 9:15 PM Follow-up by CHP on the accident on Hwy 20 reported earlier. Head-on motorcycle collision results in fatality

May 7, 2017 at 8:42 PM Heads up: Caltrans Sierra Roadwork Schedule through Saturday May 13. Ramp and lane closures will affect your commute. Plan accordingly and give yourself extra time.

May 7, 2017 at 5:17 PM CHP is on scene of the accident on Hwy 20 at Wild Turkey Lane near Penn Valley Drive. Traffic is being diverted onto Mooney Flat. Eastbound and westbound traffic is being alternated, expect delays.

May 7, 2017 at 4:42 PM Accident on Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive is blocking both lanes. Traffic is being diverted onto Mooney Flat Road. Expect delays.

May 7, 2017 at 11:37 AM Gusty north winds this afternoon, then rapid warm up to start the week. Winds are expected to increase this morning through the late afternoon today, especially for the Sacramento valley. Downed tree limbs, blown loose outdoor items, and difficult travel expected today.

May 6, 2017 at 11:58 AM Cool today, gusty winds tomorrow – warming up again Monday. Seasonably cool day ahead for northern California with temperatures as much as 20 degrees cooler than yesterday!! High temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees below normal this afternoon. Breezy conditions expected for the northern Sacramento Valley, and scattered thunderstorms for the Sierra are possible this afternoon.

May 5, 2017 at 11:20 AM Traffic is extremely slow on Hwy 49 southbound between downtown Nevada City and Gold Flat Road due to tree work. Take your time and please watch for workers!

May 5, 2017 at 8:42 AM From your County Librarian Laura Pappani: All branches of the Nevada County Community Library are closed today, Friday, May 5, so that library staff from all over the county can gather for important training. We appreciate the public’s understanding and will be open as usual on Saturday.

May 5, 2017 at 7:57 AM The northbound fast lane on Hwy 49 near McKnight remains closed due to a developing sinkhole. Caltrans contractor will be on scene for emergency work, expected to end on Monday evening. Plan for delays or use an alternate route if possible.

May 5, 2017 at 7:22 AM Cooling down, showers and breezy north winds likely this weekend. A weak low pressure system moving across northern California will bring near normal temperatures, breezy winds, and a chance of mountain showers to the north state.

May 4, 2017 at 7:14 PM Tree has fallen in the roadway and on a parked car on Airport Road in Nevada City. Half the roadway is blocked.

Caltrans photo

May 4, 2017 at 4:36 PM  Sinkhole on Hwy 49 NB shoulder just south of McKnight Rd. #1 lane closed. #2/right lane open. Expect delays. Emergency crews on scene. Per CHP: This is approximately 1/2 mile away from the areas of the previous issues. Entirely new problem.

May 4, 2017 at 8:48 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Western Nevada County, Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County, Sierra County, Quincy Area and Plumas County. On the Placer County side, today is a permissible burn day for Western Placer County (West of Cisco Grove), Granite Bay (Zip Codes 95746 & 95661), City of Auburn, Eastern Placer County (East of Cisco Grove), Eastern Placer County Truckee Fire District and Lake Tahoe (North Shore Placer County)

May 4, 2017 at 7:36 AM Cool down starting tonight, showers and thunderstorms coming. Big cool down coming! Temperatures will be 15-25 degrees cooler Saturday compared to Wednesday. Temperatures today only down a few degrees from Wednesday.

May 3, 2017 at 7:36 PM Caltrans: Hwy 20 west of Grass Valley at Brighton Street all lanes clear due to big rig and pickup truck collision.

May 3, 2017 at 4:56 PM Traffic is closed in both directions of Hwy 20 in Grass Valley at Brighton St. due to a collision between a big rig and pick-up truck. No estimated time of reopening, expect delays.

May 3, 2017 at 4:09 PM Thanks to reader Pamela for the following: Folks should avoid Hwy 20 right now. Accident just west of Fairgrounds.

May 3, 2017 at 8:28 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Western Nevada County, Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County, Sierra County, Quincy Area and Plumas County. On the Placer County side, today is a permissible burn day for Western Placer County (West of Cisco Grove), Granite Bay (Zip Codes 95746 & 95661), City of Auburn, Eastern Placer County (East of Cisco Grove), Eastern Placer County Truckee Fire District and Lake Tahoe (North Shore Placer County)

May 3, 2017 at 7:25 AM Hottest day of the week, cooling off by Friday. Hot weather will continue across interior NorCal today with highs expected to range from the lower to mid 90’s throughout the Central Valley, around 10-15 degrees above average for early May.

May 2, 2017 at 9:15 PM Power has been restored everywhere, with the exception of 13 customers on Plaza Drive and Sutton Way.

May 2, 2017 at 8:58 PM Outage has been reduced to 830 customers in the Glenbrook area. Crews are on site, working to restore power as quickly and safely possible.

May 2, 2017 at 8:44 PM PG&E is assessing the cause at the outage location. Estimated time of restoration is 10:30 pm, provisionally.

May 2, 2017 at 8:13 PM Power outage affecting 2,525 customers in the Brunswick Basin, up to Ridge Road and Hwy 49, ending at Excelsior Ditch Camp Road outside of Nevada City. PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage.

May 2, 2017 at 8:33 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Western Nevada County, Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County, Sierra County, Quincy Area and Plumas County. On the Placer County side, today is a permissible burn day for Western Placer County (West of Cisco Grove), Granite Bay (Zip Codes 95746 & 95661), City of Auburn, Eastern Placer County (East of Cisco Grove), Eastern Placer County Truckee Fire District and Lake Tahoe (North Shore Placer County)

May 2, 2017 at 8:15 AM Warm and breezy today, a chance of rain for the weekend. Dry weather through the middle of the week with temperatures well above average. Cooler weather with showers possible towards the end of the week into the weekend.

May 2, 2017 at 7:50 AM A dump truck is partially blocking the road on Red Dod Road at Bridges Lane.

May 1, 2017 at 9:59 PM Power has been restored to 1,231 customers in Grass Valley.

May 1, 2017 at 8:55 PM Power outage in Grass Valley, affecting 1,231 customers from South Auburn Street to West Main Street.

PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage. Estimated time of restoration in provisionally set for 11:45 pm. Will be updated as more info becomes available.

Photo courtesy Nevada County Fire JOA

May 1, 2017 at 6:47 PM Per Nevada County Fire JOA: JOA crews extinguished a vehicle fire in the Brunswick Basin earlier this afternoon!

No extension to any structures, other vehicles or wildland.

May 1, 2017 at 5:31 PM Truck on fire in the Brunswick Basin. Fire and emergency services are on scene, traffic is backed up due mostly to onlookers.

May 1, 2017 at 1:54 PM Update from CHP: Westbound I-80 is reduced to one lane just west of Hwy 174, due to a truck fire, there is no estimated time of clearing. Motorists can expect heavy congestion and delays in the area.

May 1, 2017 at 12:54 PM Northbound Hwy 49 at the Empire Street off ramp, expect delays after a two-car accident.

May 1, 2017 at 12:51 PM In case you missed it, deadline is tomorrow at 5 pm. “The application for the Cannabis Regulation Community Advisory Group is available from April 18 – May 2. Completed applications must be submitted by 5PM on May 2; late submissions or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Submit in person or by mail to the Nevada County Community Development Agency at 950 Maidu Avenue Suite 170, by fax at (530) 265-9851 or email to ComDevAgency@co.nevada.ca.us.”

May 1, 2017 at 10:02 AM Thanks to reader Nate for sending this photo of the concrete pumper on fire on westbound I-80. The road closure is still in effect and there is very heavy traffic through Colfax.

May 1, 2017 at 8:59 AM Accident on the 13000 block of Brunswick Road, emergency services en route.

May 1, 2017 at 8:27 AM The closure on westbound I-80 at Colfax is now expected to last approximately 6 hours.

May 1, 2017 at 7:56 AM Due to diesel spilling from the burnt trailer, the closure of westbound I-80 is being extended. All westbound lanes of I-80 are blocked at Hwy 174 in Colfax due to a truck fire, motorists area being detoured off to Hwy 174 then back on to I-80 , motorists can expect congestion and delays in the area. There is no estimated time of clearing. Use Hwy 49 to access I-80 if possible.

May 1, 2017 at 7:35 AM Well above normal temps this week, showers possible next weekend. Dry weather through the middle of the week with temps climbing to well above normal. Showers possible towards the end of the week, mainly over the mountains.

May 1, 2017 at 7:32 AM Expect 30-minure delays on westbound I-80. Fully engulfed tractor trailer has shut down the westbound lanes. Traffic is being held and detoured on Hwy 174.

May 1, 2017 at 12:02 AM Starting today, burn permits are required.

May 1, 2017 at 12:01 AM If you are looking for last month’s log, you can find it here.

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