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October 31, 2021 at 1:00 PM Trick or treat? Obviously, treats!

October 31, 2021 at 9:14 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

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

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

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

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

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

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

October 31, 2021 at 8:42 AM High probability of ghosts and ghoulies today, unsettled weather through mid-week. Showers developing in the northwest overnight Sunday, spreading southeast through Monday afternoon. Another system impacts NorCal Wednesday night into Thursday.

October 31, 2021 at 8:01 AM The Center for Animal Protection & Education (CAPE) reports the “destruction” of their famous pumpkin stand, captured on camera. Watch for yourselves.

October 31, 2021 at 7:53 AM Vehicle off the roadway on Hwy 49 just north of Shoshoni Trail, units at scene

October 30, 2021 at 4:35 PM A large brown dog is running in the roadway on the 13000 block of Rough and Ready Hwy. Use caution, the pup doesn’t know the rules of the road.

October 30, 2021 at 3:05 PM Metal object in the roadway on southbound Hwy 49 just south of East Main Street. Use caution and watch your tires.

October 30, 2021 at 8:33 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

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

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

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

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

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

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

October 29, 2021 at 2:56 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 27 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 9,002 cases since the start of the pandemic, 119 are active. Ten people are hospitalized – four in ICU.

123,232 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

56,514 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63.4% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,182+5
18-291,437+2
30-391,477+2
40-491,133+4
50-641,601+3
65+1,338+10
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

October 29, 2021 at 2:16 PM A box in the roadway on southbound Hwy 49 south of East McKnight Way. A traffic hazard, not a mystery box.

October 29, 2021 at 2:04 PM Head on collision on Oak Tree Road in North San Juan. Emergency services dispatched.

October 29, 2021 at 12:30 PM Approximately four acres of prescribed burning is scheduled for October 29, 2021, from 12:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. on Beale Air Force Base near the EOD range and the Heavy Range. More details here.

October 29, 2021 at 12:05 PM Your daily raptor photo.

October 29, 2021 at 9:38 AM Dry and relatively chilly weekend, rain likely on Monday. Showers developing in the northwest overnight Sunday, spreading southeast through Monday morning. Heaviest precipitation in the mountains, foothills, and northern Sacramento Valley. Snow levels above 7500-8000 feet. Another system impacts NorCal Wednesday into Thursday.

October 29, 2021 at 9:26 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

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

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

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

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

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

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

October 29, 2021 at 7:58 AM A cow out of her enclosure and on a stroll on Empress Road near Bitney Springs Road. Use caution in the area, the bovine was last seen heading towards Pleasant Valley Road. She’s been described as a black and white cow, straight out of “Happy cows come from California” casting.

October 29, 2021 at 7:26 AM A ladder in a lane on eastbound Hwy 20 at Rough and Ready Hwy off ramp.

October 28, 2021 at 4:08 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 3 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,976 cases since the start of the pandemic, 121 are active. Eight people are hospitalized – four in ICU.

One additional fatality has been recorded, bringing the death toll to 104.

122,581 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

56,408 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63.3% of the eligible population.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,331+1
18-291,5230
30-391,619+2
40-491,258+2
50-641,755+1
65+1,487+1
As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

October 28, 2021 at 3:49 PM Accident on Wolf Road near Duggans Road, emergency services dispatched.

October 28, 2021 at 2:46 PM Those talons! Subadult Golden Eagle looking for lunch in a tree nearby.

Photo YubaNet

October 28, 2021 at 1:40 PM Mobile home on fire on Marigold in North Auburn. Units at scene.

October 28, 2021 at 1:18 PM The board of directors of the Fire Safe Council voted 8-2 to remove Eric Trygg as a Director.

October 28, 2021 at 11:00 AM Vehicle into a ditch on Rattlesnake Road near Brooks Road, emergency services dispatched.

October 28, 2021 at 10:55 AM Multiple cars are partially blocking Hwy 174 near Osborne Hill.

October 28, 2021 at 10:49 AM TNF North Yuba firefighters were able to get the remaining 8 acres in Sierra City unit C by the transfer station yesterday. Today they will be continuing on Sierra City Unit A at Wild Plum CG, looking to complete the remaining 4 or so acres. As time and conditions allow, they will be moving to Yuba Unit 14, along Hwy 49 just west of Yuba Pass. There are 20 acres remaining in Unit 14, that they will hope to have finished by this weekend. Yesterday, Yuba South went for 2 units, JJJ and LLL. The fuels were too wet to meet objectives, that said, they were able to burn 4 aces in the LLL unit and only 1 acre in the JJJ unit. Today they are going to make sure that the QQQ unit burned on the 23rd is secure before continuing to another unit.

October 28, 2021 at 10:35 AM Valley fog Friday morning, unsettled weather continues through next week. Patchy Valley fog possible this morning & Friday morning. Widespread rain chances Monday.

October 28, 2021 at 7:22 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

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

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

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

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

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

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

October 28, 2021 at 7:19 AM Must be that time of day. A cow is walking in the roadway on Rough and Ready Hwy near Hwy 20. Life in the fast lane…

October 28, 2021 at 7:16 AM A cow is taking a stroll on Hwy 174 near You Bet Road. Use caution, the bovine is now in the roadway.

October 27, 2021 at 6:15 PM Power has been restored in Lake Wildwood.

October 27, 2021 at 5:22 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 96 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,969 cases since the start of the pandemic, 166 are active. Ten people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

Two additional fatalities have been recorded, bringing the death toll to 103 since the start of the pandemic.

122,106 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

56,328 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63.2% of the eligible population.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,330+11
18-291,523+3
30-391,617+15
40-491,256+8
50-641,754+19
65+1,486+34

October 27, 2021 at 5:00 PM 508 customers lost power in Lake Wildwood, no estimated time of restoration yet.

October 27, 2021 at 2:15 PM Fire has been extinguished.

October 27, 2021 at 2:11 PM Reported grass fire on Ballantree Lane off McCourtney Road. Units are at scene.

October 27, 2021 at 10:15 AM

https://twitter.com/GRSNEVFIRE/status/1453409882682523650

October 27, 2021 at 7:57 AM Prescribed burns today on the Tahoe National Forest: North Yuba crews will burn 10 acres of piles remaining in the Sierra City Fuelbreak Units A/C at the Sierra City transfer station and Wild Plum Campgrounds. South Yuba crews will go for 54 acres in Unit JJJ. This unit is located below White Cloud station.

October 27, 2021 at 7:44 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

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

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

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

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

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

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

October 26, 2021 at 8:49 PM 3 power outages remain in western Nevada County, affecting 6 customers: Four customers on Weatherstone Place, one customer on Orion Way and one customer on Alison Ranch Road are expected to have power restored by tomorrow evening.

October 26, 2021 at 5:43 PM A dog bed, red in color, was in the roadway on northbound Hwy 49 near Lime Kiln Road. The bed has been moved to the right hand side, awaiting Caltrans crew pickup. Do not litter say the pups.

October 26, 2021 at 5:06 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 4 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,879 cases since the start of the pandemic, 96 are active. Nine people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

121,603 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

56,284 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63.2% of the eligible population.

New cases by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,3190
18-291,520+0
30-391,602+3
40-491,248+2
50-641,735+1
65+1,4520

October 26, 2021 at 2:36 PM Daylight Saving Time ends on November 7, 2021. That’s also the time to check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide monitors. In case they need replacing, Nevada County Consolidated Fire District (NCCFD) can help. The District received grant funding from the California Fire Foundation to provide smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to their residents. Fill out this application to get smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for your home. PS: The firefighters also provide help with installation!

October 26, 2021 at 1:07 PM Single vehicle rollover on Indian Springs Road near Spenceville Road.

October 26, 2021 at 11:32 AM Thanks to reader Ben for sharing this beautiful photo taken yesterday off Lime Kiln Road.

Photo by Ben Hagel

October 26, 2021 at 10:14 AM Animal Control dispatched for 2 pit bulls running on the right hand side of northbound Hwy 49 and La Barr Meadows Road.

October 26, 2021 at 9:38 AM Vehicle vs tree (and a hydrant) on Ridge Road near Marjon Drive in Nevada City. The accident resulted in a fatality. One-way traffic control is in place.

October 26, 2021 at 9:33 AM The remaining 57 power outages in western Nevada County are affecting 671 customers. Crews continue to make access to the downed lines and broken poles. Most customers should be restored by 8:00 pm tonight.

October 26, 2021 at 8:23 AM Scattered showers possible through tonight. Isolated mountain snow showers today. Locally breezy south to southeast winds in the Valley.

October 26, 2021 at 7:06 AM Vehicle vs power pole on Auburn Folsom Road in Loomis. Power lines and pole down and across the roadway. Auburn Folsom Road has a hard closure from Horseshoe Bar Road to Tudsbury Road until this afternoon.

October 25, 2021 at 8:18 PM PG&E line crews continue to work to restore power to the remaining 709 customers in western Nevada County. According to a news release from the utility, “Since the storm began early Sunday, approximately 630,000 customers lost power which is about 10% of the utility’s 5.5 million electric customers. As of 5 p.m. Monday evening, power has been restored to approximately 92% or 580,000 of those customers. Approximately 50,000 customers remain impacted. “

October 25, 2021 at 6:00 PM Looking rather sheepish, this ram is out for a stroll on Grove Street in Nevada City. Thanks to Sonya and Julie for sharing the action shot. If you are missing this handsome guy, head on over to Grove Street. UPDATE: According to @ShepherderScientist, this is a Barbados Blackbelly ram. A domestic sheep – but oftentimes barely domestic!

October 25, 2021 at 5:47 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 27 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,873 cases since the start of the pandemic, 98 are active. Nine people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

121,385 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

56,255 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63.1% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,319+6
18-291,520+4
30-391,599+6
40-491,246+1
50-641,734+3
65+1,452+5

October 25, 2021 at 3:31 PM

October 25, 2021 at 3:12 PM Traffic hazard on Washington Road about 1/2 mile in from Hwy 2.

October 25, 2021 at 1:36 PM Enjoying the sunshine and unfazed by a certain upcoming holiday.

Meleagris gallopavo enjoying the sun. Photo YubaNet

October 25, 2021 at 1:19 PM Several trees down on Hudson Way off Purdon Road.

October 25, 2021 at 1:08 PM The pup will be reunited with his owners.

October 25, 2021 at 12:59 PM Reader Jody picked up a lost dog on Oak Tree Rd, between Oak Tree Park and Robinson Rd in North San Juan. Beautiful young blond shepherd with dark face, seems really scared and lost. If he is yours, please contact us at news@yubanet.com or 530-478-9600.

October 25, 2021 at 11:39 AM Gas hazard on Lower Colfax Road, falling tree may have damaged a propane tank, Peardale Chicago Park Fire dispatched.

October 25, 2021 at 11:31 AM

October 25, 2021 at 10:52 AM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has extended the Flood Advisory until 5:00 am Tuesday.

October 25, 2021 at 10:16 AM Tree down on Birchville Road.

October 25, 2021 at 10:04 AM Oak tree down on Hwy 49 at Ladybird Drive.

October 25, 2021 at 10:03 AM Two cars are blocking the roadway on the 14000 block of Banner Lava Cap Road, one car is in the ditch.

October 25, 2021 at 9:28 AM Mountain snow with difficult mountain travel and isolated Valley thunderstorms today. Winter Storm Warning in effect into through today for heavy snow and difficult mountain travel. Flood Advisory for small stream and urban flooding for portions of the Valley and Foothills. Isolated Valley & Foothill thunderstorms today.

October 25, 2021 at 8:52 AM Silver Springs High School is closed today due to the power outages.

October 25, 2021 at 8:41 AM Update: The Truckee Courthouse will be closed today 10/25/2021 due to adverse weather conditions and a power outage. Emergency matters will be heard at the Nevada City Courthouse.

October 25, 2021 at 8:41 AM

October 25, 2021 at 8:33 AM Today is a permissible burn day in western Nevada County.

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

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

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

Truckee Area / Eastern Nevada County:

Inside the Truckee Fire Protection District, burning is restricted to daylight hours only.

A CAL FIRE burn permit is not required at this time.  However, please contact the Truckee Fire Protection District to find out if you need a permit inside their jurisdiction.

October 25, 2021 at 8:25 AM Firefighters at scene on Brunswick Road will cut the tree down and clean up the roadway, however Race Communications will have to respond to rehang their fiber line.

October 25, 2021 at 8:21 AM Units at scene report Brunswick Road can remain open, this is a large oak tree leaning into what appears to be communication lines only.

October 25, 2021 at 8:16 AM Tree leaning in the power lines on Brunswick Road at Burma Road in Grass Valley.

October 25, 2021 at 8:13 AM During the 2020-2021 water year, our weather station measured a total of 23.30 inches. Yesterday, the same station received 7.38 inches of rain.

October 25, 2021 at 8:02 AM Vehicle off the roadway on Hwy 49 just past the 49’er bridge on the North San Juan side.

October 25, 2021 at 7:58 AM

October 25, 2021 at 7:29 AM Nevada Union High School is closed today due to local power outages.

October 25, 2021 at 7:28 AM Large rock and debris in the roadway on Coyote Street near Hwy 49 in Nevada City.

October 25, 2021 at 7:21 AM Power outages: 88 outages are affecting 3,874 customers in western Nevada County.

October 25, 2021 at 7:00 AM The Truckee Courthouse will be opening at 10am due to snow and adverse weather conditions.

October 24, 2021 at 9:15 PM Stinson Drive at Ball Road will be closed until PG&E crews can replace the pole and power lines.

October 24, 2021 at 9:04 PM Electrical hazard, tree into power lines, on Stinson Drive near Sky Pines Road in the Alta Sierra area. Tree is blocking the whole roadway.

October 24, 2021 at 8:44 PM Power is being restored by crews working through the night. There are still 86 outages affecting 3,605 customers throughout western Nevada County. Some locations are still inaccessible and restoration may take until late tomorrow afternoon. Meanwhile, Caltrans and Public Works crews continue to remove mud, boulders and debris from roads, assisted by firefighters. Overnight, rain will turn to snow in the higher elevations above 6,000 ft. Rain will continue in the Foothills and Sacramento Valley. If you have to be on the road tomorrow morning, give yourself plenty of extra time to get to your destination. Stay safe!

October 24, 2021 at 8:11 PM Large boulders and mud in the roadway on Hwy 49 between the river and Reader Ranch Road (San Juan Ridge side.)

October 24, 2021 at 7:59 PM Mud and debris in the roadway on Retrac Way near Rainbow Ranch Place. The roadway is still passable.

October 24, 2021 at 7:57 PM Mud and debris in the roadway on Hwy 20 at Dow Road just outside of Nevada City.

October 24, 2021 at 7:52 PM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has cancelled the Wind Advisory. Strong winds from last night and today have decreased this evening and are not expected to increase overnight. Therefore the wind advisory has been cancelled.

October 24, 2021 at 7:13 PM 12-hour total precip at YubaNet HQ is 5.15 inches.

October 24, 2021 at 7:12 PM Roadway flooding on Pleasant Valley Drive at Hwy 20 in Penn Valley.

October 24, 2021 at 7:11 PM A tree is blocking the roadway on Jericho Road at Retrac Way.

October 24, 2021 at 7:08 PM Here is the Flash Flood Warning and evac map. Note the Placer County side is under mandatory evacuations now.

October 24, 2021 at 7:06 PM

October 24, 2021 at 7:01 PM Roadway flooded on Hwy 174 at Greenhorn Access Road.

October 24, 2021 at 6:41 PM

October 24, 2021 at 6:35 PM The roadway is completely flooded on Hwy 174 at Odyssey Lane just before the Bear River bridge.

October 24, 2021 at 6:33 PM Multiple trees and debris in the roadway on Hwy 174 from Rollins Lake to the Bear River bridge.

October 24, 2021 at 6:25 PM 82 outages for a total of 5,951 customers out of power in western Nevada County.

October 24, 2021 at 6:04 PM

October 24, 2021 at 5:57 PM Transformer explosion on Kenwood Drive, across from Forest Springs south of Grass Valley.

October 24, 2021 at 5:46 PM This is the River Fire burn scar.

October 24, 2021 at 5:37 PM Electrical hazard, tree into power lines, on Frncis Drive near Marilyn Court in Alta Sierra.

October 24, 2021 at 5:36 PM Tree branches in the roadway on Mountain House Road in the Camptonville area.

October 24, 2021 at 5:23 PM Emergency services at scene on Searls Ave report the house has been evacuated, no need for a medic. Power lines are down.

October 24, 2021 at 5:17 PM Tree into a building, major damage reported, on Searls Ave in Nevada City.

October 24, 2021 at 5:05 PM Tree into the power lines on Dobbins Drive off Banner Lava Cap Road, 17 customers affected.

October 24, 2021 at 4:50 PM Firefighters at scene on Brandy Lane have the fire contained to the stove. Canceling all incoming units.

October 24, 2021 at 4:46 PM Oak tree across the roadway on Penn Valley Drive, the roadway is completely blocked.

October 24, 2021 at 4:38 PM Reported residential structure fire (chimney fire) on Brandy Lane in Penn Valley.

October 24, 2021 at 4:28 PM Rattlesnake Road at Birch Meadow is closed, no ETA for reopening.

October 24, 2021 at 4:24 PM Thanks to reader Jessica for sharing her video of Wolf Creek at the Bennett Street overcrossing in Grass Valley.

https://yubanet.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Wolf-Creek-10242021.mp4

October 24, 2021 at 4:08 PM Rattlesnake Road at Birch Meadows Circle is blocked by a very large tree.

October 24, 2021 at 4:03 PM Heavy flooding on Hansen Lane in Grass Valley between South Auburn and Hwy 174.

October 24, 2021 at 4:02 PM Power lines in the roadway on Schooner Hill Drive off Lower Colfax.

October 24, 2021 at 3:55 PM Power lines down on Lower Colfax Road in the Peardale area.

October 24, 2021 at 3:46 PM Latest update from the NWS Sacramento. Significant rain and snow today into early this week. Rain rates of 0.50-1.00″ are likely for a time today into early this evening over the Coastal Range, Sierra Foothills and Sierra including recent burn areas. Isolated thunderstorms possible Monday.

October 24, 2021 at 3:36 PM Tree into power lines, lines are down on Indian Springs Road near Elnora Drive, thanks to a reader for reporting this.

October 24, 2021 at 3:30 PM Reported transformer failure and power lines down across from Tractor Supply on Nevada City Highway.

October 24, 2021 at 3:24 PM The 400 and 500 block of Mill Street in Grass Valley is beginning to experience flooding from Wolf Creek.

October 24, 2021 at 3:21 PM Cosign!

October 24, 2021 at 3:13 PM Roodway flooding persisting on Hwy 174 at Laws Ranch Cross Road.

October 24, 2021 at 2:37 PM Roadway flooding on Willow Valley Road in Nevada City.

October 24, 2021 at 2:29 PM Oak tree down on Hwy 49 at Cherry Creek, roadway is clear.

October 24, 2021 at 2:27 PM Vehicle rollover on McCourtney Road near Thoroughbred Lane, updated location from the incident just below.

October 24, 2021 at 2:26 PM Vehicle accident on McCourtney Road and Freeman Lane in Grass Valley.

October 24, 2021 at 2:23 PM Both lanes blocked on Alta Sierra Drive just north of Kardale Court.

October 24, 2021 at 2:22 PM Tree down on Railroad Ave near Sacramento Street in Nevada City.

October 24, 2021 at 2:11 PM Tree across the roadway on Combie Road near Hillsdale Road.

October 24, 2021 at 2:01 PM Large rock in the roadway on Hwy 49 at Uren Street in Nevada City.

October 24, 2021 at 1:57 PM Tree blocking the westbound lanes on Rough and Ready Road near the junction with Rough and Ready Hwy.

October 24, 2021 at 1:54 PM Tree into the power lines on Carrie Drive near Dog Bar Road.

October 24, 2021 at 1:44 PM Tree down on Banner Mountain Trail and Rocker Road in Nevada City.

October 24, 2021 at 1:44 PM Tree down, roadway is blocked on Biladeau Lane in Lake Wildwood.

October 24, 2021 at 1:43 PM Tree down on Sleepy Hollow Place and Welsh Lane in Grass Valley, power lines are down.

October 24, 2021 at 1:40 PM Vehicle accident on Pleasant Valley Road near Birchville on the San Juan Ridge.

October 24, 2021 at 1:33 PM Large tree down in a blind curve on Hwy 49 between Marysville Road and Oregon Creek.

October 24, 2021 at 1:28 PM Flooding on Beale Air Force Base. The intersection of 7th Street and C Street has been closed off.

October 24, 2021 at 1:12 PM Tree blocking the entire roadway on Pleasant Valley Road at the intersection with Hwy 20 in Penn Valley

October 24, 2021 at 12:51 PM Valley Road between Paradise and La Sierra off Rough and Ready Hwy remains closed, communications lines still across the roadway after an oak tree fell into the road.

October 24, 2021 at 12:49 PM Tree down on eastbound Foresthill Road at Todd Valley, both lanes are blocked.

October 24, 2021 at 12:46 PM Oak tree in the westbound lane on Bitney Springs Road near Beitler Road.

October 24, 2021 at 12:32 PM Small tree down on Alison Ranch Road near McCourtney Road, roadway only partially blocked.

October 24, 2021 at 12:29 PM Tahoe National Forest visitors and road users are being asked to exercise extreme caution while driving due to hazardous road conditions caused by significant rainfall in the region. Increased precipitation can lead to localized flooding, downed trees, mudslides, rockslides, debris flow and hazardous driving conditions. Obstacles may appear rapidly and without warning, both in roadways and adjacent drainages, resulting in impassable roads or severely limited access.

October 24, 2021 at 12:28 PM Tree blocking the roadway on North Ponderosa Way at Rough and Ready Highway.

October 24, 2021 at 12:21 PM Large boulder in the roadway on Hwy 49 at Moonshine Road on the San Juan Ridge.

October 24, 2021 at 12:20 PM

October 24, 2021 at 12:18 PM Tree into a structure on Primrose Lane in Grass Valley.

October 24, 2021 at 12:16 PM Roadway flooding on Hwy 174 at Laws Ranch Cross Road.

October 24, 2021 at 12:15 PM 34 customers out of power off Banner Lava Cap Road on Wings of Morning Drive, Clipper Creek Road and Blazing Star Road.

October 24, 2021 at 12:10 PM Roadway flooding on Placer Hills Road at Eden Valley Road.

October 24, 2021 at 12:04 PM Oak tree blocking the westbound lane on Rough and Ready Road at Harmony Lane.

October 24, 2021 at 12:01 PM Large portion of a tree is blocking Carrie Drive near Lorie Drive in Alta Sierra.

October 24, 2021 at 11:55 AM Reader Sarah shared this info: Murphy Road near Purdon Road on the San Juan Ridge, tree across the roadway with a line down, possibly a communications line. The roadway is completely blocked.

October 24, 2021 at 11:51 AM Reader Jessica notified us the CVS store in Grass Valley is experiencing flooding in the store. The front store is closed, the pharmacy is open at this time.

October 24, 2021 at 11:47 AM Vehicle off the roadway on Hwy 174 at Durango Lane.

October 24, 2021 at 11:39 AM Now 1,956 people out of power along Hwy 49 from Alta Sierra to Lake of the Pines. 2,111 in the Rough and Ready/Penn Valley area. 5,528 customers in Nevada County are out of power right now.

October 24, 2021 at 11:25 AM McCourtney Road is closed in both directions of travel just past the Fairgrounds. No ETA for reopening.

October 24, 2021 at 11:23 AM Tree into a house on Lake Wildwood Drive.

October 24, 2021 at 11:22 AM Power outage affecting 72 customers along East Lime Kiln Road.

October 24, 2021 at 11:21 AM Power lines, pole and a transformer in the roadway on McCourtney Road just past the Fairgrounds, before Griffith Drive.

October 24, 2021 at 11:15 AM Tree into power lines on Hwy 49 near Ladybird Drive. Roadway is clear.

October 24, 2021 at 11:09 AM Tree in the roadway on Hwy 49 near Sweetland Road one the San Juan Ridge, one lane is blocked.

October 24, 2021 at 11:09 AM Tree into lines on North Church Street in Grass Valley.

October 24, 2021 at 11:06 AM Firefighters at scene on Gracie Road report the tree has severed communications lines only, not power lines.

October 24, 2021 at 11:04 AM Reported explosion of a transformer in the area of Skipper Court in Lake Wildwood.

October 24, 2021 at 11:04 AM Tree leaning across the roadway on Banner Quaker Hill.

October 24, 2021 at 10:56 AM Gracie Road is closed to through traffic for now.

October 24, 2021 at 10:52 AM Power outage affecting 60 customers between Eskaton Circle and Maidu Lane in Grass Valley.

October 24, 2021 at 10:50 AM Tree into the power lines on Gracie Road, approximately 100 ft from Banner Lava Cap Road.

October 24, 2021 at 10:42 AM Mud and rockslide leaving only the passing lane open on Hwy 49 just past the Yuba River.

October 24, 2021 at 10:40 AM Twenty-six power outages in Nevada County right now, affecting 3,003 customers.

October 24, 2021 at 10:37 AM

October 24, 2021 at 10:24 AM Power outage affecting 25 customers in south county at Surrey Drive and Woodacre Road.

October 24, 2021 at 10:19 AM Tree across the roadway on Hwy 49 near Reader Ranch Road on the San Juan Ridge.

October 24, 2021 at 10:15 AM Tree into the power lines and a house on Scott Way off Norlene Way in Alta Sierra.

October 24, 2021 at 10:07 AM Power outage affecting 2,108 customers in the Rough and Ready and Penn Valley area.

October 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM Tree across the roadway on Sharmiden Way near Carriage Road.

October 24, 2021 at 9:57 AM Electrical hazard on Pleasant Valley Road near Wildflower Drive in Penn Valley. Tree into the power lines, lines are not arcing.

October 24, 2021 at 9:56 AM Tree blocking the entire roadway on Washington Road at Hwy 20.

October 24, 2021 at 9:52 AM Tree in the roadway on Hwy 49 just past Nishenam Gulch. Roadway is blocked.

October 24, 2021 at 9:42 AM Tree down at the intersection of Brunswick Road and Greenhorn Road.

October 24, 2021 at 9:40 AM Tree down on Brunswick Road just east of Bennett in Grass Valley, the roadway is blocked.

October 24, 2021 at 9:36 AM Eastbound lane on Indian Springs Road near Spenceville Road is blocked, tree in the roadway.

October 24, 2021 at 9:29 AM Tree down on Litton Road in Grass Valley.

October 24, 2021 at 9:26 AM The outage in Grass Valley along Wolf Mountain and McCourtney has been reduced to 148 customers.

October 24, 2021 at 9:23 AM Roadway flooding on Slate Creek Road.

October 24, 2021 at 9:21 AM A tree is blocking the northbound lane on McCourtney Road near Crest Road in Grass Valley.

October 24, 2021 at 9:19 AM Traffic hazard on Wolf Road near the intersection of Cone and Hill Drive. Tree in the roadway.

October 24, 2021 at 9:08 AM Tree into power lines on Rough and Ready Hwy near the fire station.

October 24, 2021 at 9:05 AM Tree into power lines on Lasso Loop in Penn Valley.

October 24, 2021 at 9:02 AM Power outage affecting 40 customers on Hwy 49 along Christian Life Way to Wellswood Way.

October 24, 2021 at 8:58 AM Power outage affecting 522 customers from Ridge Road near Nevada Union to Cement Hill Road in Nevada City. No estimated time of restoration yet.

October 24, 2021 at 8:53 AM Traffic hazard on Idaho Maryland Road, 3/4 mile east of the intersection with Brunswick Road in Grass Valley. Public Works has been notified.

October 24, 2021 at 8:48 AM Tree across the roadway on Placer Hills Road.

October 24, 2021 at 8:42 AM Power lines down on Riosa Road between Karchner Road and Thousand Oaks in Sheridan.

October 24, 2021 at 8:40 AM Tree across the roadway on Mount Vernon Road just west of Millertown Road in the North Auburn area.

October 24, 2021 at 8:11 AM A large branch is blocking the southbound lane on Hwy 49 just north of Newtown Road in Nevada City.

October 24, 2021 at 8:06 AM Approximately a foot of water at the intersection of Hwy 49 and 20 in Nevada City in the left turn lane on Hwy 49.

October 24, 2021 at 7:49 AM Mud and rocks in the roadway on Hwy 49 between Rush Creek and Independence Trail. Use extreme caution if you have to be on the road!

October 24, 2021 at 7:40 AM Oak tree into power lines, 843 customers out of power, from Auburn Road in Grass Valley down to Byers Lane. Three poles are damaged, one sheared off. No estimated time of restoration yet.

October 24, 2021 at 7:22 AM Large rocks are blocking the left lane on Old Foresthill Road at the confluence.

October 24, 2021 at 7:20 AM Tree across the roadway, blocking one lane, on Bitney Springs Road near Rough and Ready Hwy. County Public Works crew dispatched.

October 24, 2021 at 7:20 AM Roadway flooding on Hwy 174 at You Bet Road.

October 24, 2021 at 7:15 AM Remember to include the 530 area code in all local numbers. Ten digit dialing goes into effect today.

October 24, 2021 at 6:57 AM Power outage in Lake Wildwood affecting 1,167 customers. Estimated time of restoration is 12:45 pm.

October 23, 2021 at 9:56 PM Tree across the roadway on Greenhorn Road near Dogwood Road. Emergency services dispatched.

October 23, 2021 at 7:36 PM A reader called reporting a calf/cow outside the fence on Hwy 49 near Milhouse Drive. Use caution in the area and let the bovine stroll.

October 23, 2021 at 6:24 PM Couch cushions in the fast lane on northbound Hwy 49 near Lime Kiln Road. Not the right place to take a load off.

October 23, 2021 at 4:39 PM CodeRED message: This is the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, Zones NCO-E102-A, NCO-E050-A, and NCO-E103A are under an Evacuation Warning due to the hazards posed by the Flash Flood and Debris Flow Watch issued for Sunday morning through Monday morning. Heavy rain is possible over the River Fire burn scar, which could create ash and debris flows. A Flash Flood with Debris Flow is a threat to life and property. Use caution in these areas, conditions can change rapidly. Be prepared to evacuate immediately upon issue of an Evacuation Order. View the zones under an Evacuation Warning at community.zonehaven.com. Below is a map for both Nevada and Placer counties derived from the official info. Click the double arrows on the left of the map to see the legend.

October 23, 2021 at 4:37 PM

October 23, 2021 at 2:49 PM Magnitude 3.3 earthquake in the Sierra Valley in Sierra County at 2:46 pm, approximately 9 miles SSW of Loyalton. If you felt it, let USGS know.

October 23, 2021 at 2:16 PM Accident on Rough and Ready Hwy near Stagecoach Way, car into a ditch. No injuries reported.

October 23, 2021 at 12:45 PM River Fire area residents, please be aware!

October 23, 2021 at 12:39 PM High Impact Storm with Significant Rain and Snow this Weekend into Early Next Week. Strong gusty winds Sunday. Flash Flood Watch issued Sunday morning through Sunday night. Flood Watch in effect tonight into Monday evening for the entire area as small stream and urban flooding likely. Rain rates of 0.50-0.75″ are likely for a time tomorrow morning into early Sunday evening over the Coastal Range, Sierra Foothills and Sierra including recent burn areas.

October 23, 2021 at 11:38 AM Heads up, thanks to reader Dolly: No sand left at the North San Juan Community Center at this time. The Nevada County Warehouse on the corner of Highway 49 and East Broad Street in Nevada City is out of bags, but will be replenished soon. As a reminder, only take what you plan to use for protection of your personal property, bring your own shovel and gloves. Other locations in Nevada County are:

  • Penn Valley Fire Protection District located at 10513 Spenceville Road in Penn Valley

October 23, 2021 at 11:17 AM Power outage affecting 74 customers along Eden Ranch Road and Old Downieville Hwy in Nevada City. PG&E trouble crew assigned, estimated time of restoration is 5:00 pm.

October 23, 2021 at 10:09 AM Effective Monday, October 25, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. the burn suspension in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Chief Brian Estes is formally cancelling the burn suspension and advises residents that they may resume open burning on permissible burn days. Full info here.

October 23, 2021 at 9:52 AM Tahoe National Forest firefighters will continue pile burning in their QQQ unit east of Cascade Shores today. The goal is 50 acres, adding to the 38 acres accomplished yesterday.

October 22, 2021 at 5:52 PM Eastbound Bell Road near New Airport Road is blocked due to a downed tree.

October 22, 2021 at 5:33 PM Vehicle down the embankment on southbound Hwy 49 at Brewer Road. Hwy 49 is blocked, emergency services at scene.

October 22, 2021 at 5:06 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 3 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,848 cases since the start of the pandemic, 339 are reported active – however:

Due to transmission problems between two State data systems, the active number of cases is inaccurate. Cases continue to be investigated and released from isolation after the recommended time frame. NCPHD staff is working internally and with CDPH staff to rectify this situation.

Ten people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

120,922 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

56,128 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 63% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,3130
18-291,5160
30-391,593+2
40-491,2450
50-641,7310
65+1,447+1

October 22, 2021 at 4:49 PM Two peacocks in the roadway on Penn Valley Drive near Indian Springs Road, not quite a muster but maybe a pride, or an ostentation. These Pavo cristatus are known to be quite loud and they’re omnivores, let Animal Control deal with them.

October 22, 2021 at 2:49 PM Solo vehicle vs tree on eastbound Hwy 20 at Scotts Flat Road, emergency services at scene.

October 22, 2021 at 1:56 PM An update from the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E) for our watershed.

October 22, 2021 at 1:50 PM NWS Sacramento Video Weather Briefing for October 23-26, 2021

October 22, 2021 at 12:03 PM Power outage affecting 12 customers on Friendly Valley Place off Mustang Valley Place. Crew assigned and an estimated restoration time of 3:30 pm.

October 22, 2021 at 10:16 AM

October 22, 2021 at 10:13 AM Significant Rain and Snow this Weekend into Early Next Week. Moderate to locally heavy rain through the afternoon today. Scattered showers through the day Saturday increasing through the evening. Heaviest rainfall expected late Saturday night through early Monday. Multiple inches of rain possible over the Valley, foothills, and mountains. Snow levels above pass level during the day Sunday, falling below pass levels by Sunday evening.

October 22, 2021 at 9:44 AM Large outage in Placer County on Foresthill Road and Todd Valley. 1,655 customers affected, PG&E crew on site, estimated restoration time is 3:00 pm.

October 22, 2021 at 9:43 AM The State Parks parking lot at the 49er Bridge between Nevada City and North San Juan will be closed this weekend due to potential rockfalls and mudslides – like during the 2017 atmospheric river event.

In 2017, a large rock and mudslide closed the State Parks parking lot at the 49’er Bridge. Photo YubaNet

October 22, 2021 at 9:39 AM Tree across all lanes on Pleasant Valley Road between Bitney Springs and Rapp Ravine in the Penn Valley area. County road maintenance crews dispatched.

October 22, 2021 at 8:57 AM Tahoe National Forest firefighters will continue to burn piles today, they’re going for 50 acres of handpiles in the QQQ unit east of Cascade Shores. Yesterday, they completed 28 acres in the same unit.

October 22, 2021 at 8:45 AM In the past 90 minutes, YubaNet HQ’s CoCoRaHS rain gauge measured 1.04 inches of rain. Water is ponding on roads and expect more power outages. If you’re driving today, turn your headlights on and give yourself extra tie to get to your destination.

October 22, 2021 at 8:37 AM Power outage in Grass Valley on North Church Street affecting 98 customers. Trouble crew assigned, estimated time of restoration is 2:45 pm.

October 22, 2021 at 8:36 AM Traffic hazard on Canyon Way at the railroad tracks in Placer Hills. Roadway is partially blocked.

October 22, 2021 at 8:20 AM Non-injury accident on Hwy 49 at Streeter Road, emergency services dispatched.

October 22, 2021 at 8:05 AM Roadway flooding on Carrie Drive and Dog Bar Road.

October 22, 2021 at 7:59 AM Now might be a good time to remind you of the sandbag locations and the prep tips we listed in our Atmospheric River explainer.

Nevada County

  • Next to the Nevada County Warehouse on the corner of Highway 49 and East Broad Street in Nevada City
  • Penn Valley Fire Protection District located at 10513 Spenceville Road in Penn Valley
  • North San Juan Community Hall located at 10057 Reservoir Street in North San Juan
  • Higgins Fire Department, 10106 Combie Road​, Auburn

Residents must bring their own shovel (and gloves!) to fill the sandbags with sand. Please, only take what you plan to use for protection of your personal property.

October 22, 2021 at 7:55 AM Emergency services being dispatched for an electrical hazard, a tree and power lines down on Pleasant Valley Road near French Corral on the San Juan Ridge. Lines are across the roadway.

October 22, 2021 at 7:53 AM Power outage affecting 14 customers on Martin Way off McCourtney Road. A trouble crew has been assigned, estimated time of restoration is 11:15 am.

October 22, 2021 at 7:44 AM Traffic hazard on Rough and Ready Hwy near Harvest Lane. One lane is blocked.

October 22, 2021 at 7:12 AM The roadway is flooding on Hwy 49 near the overpass and the intersection with Hwy 20 in Grass Valley. Reduce your speed and use extreme caution.

October 22, 2021 at 6:56 AM Power outage affecting 52 customers in Alta Sierra on Upper Circle Drive, a trouble crew is assigned. Estimated time of restoration is 10:15 am.

October 21, 2021 at 7:45 PM A follow up on the bovine strolling on Purdon Road yesterday. The owner let the neighbors know: “She was looking for her calf, that was coming in another load. She’s home now & happy with her calf.”

October 21, 2021 at 5:19 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 18 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,845 cases since the start of the pandemic, 339 are active.

Due to transmission problems between two State data systems, the active number of cases is inaccurate. Cases continue to be investigated and released from isolation after the recommended time frame. NCPHD staff is working internally and with CDPH staff to rectify this situation.

Six people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

120,595 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

56,053 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 62.9% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,313+2
18-291,516+3
30-391,591+4
40-491,245+3
50-641,731+6
65+1,446+3

October 21, 2021 at 5:04 PM 14 PG&E customers out of power on Torrey Pines Drive in Lake of the Pines near Wanderer Way. Crew assigned, estimated restoration time is 7:45 pm.

October 21, 2021 at 2:54 PM First significant weather system arrives tonight. Moderate to locally heavy rain overnight tonight into the early afternoon on Friday. Periods of heavy rain with flash floods and debris flows possible on recently burned areas. Scattered showers through the day Saturday increasing through the evening. Heaviest rainfall expected Sunday into Monday. Snow levels above pass level until Monday morning then lowering over the day Monday to around 5500 – 6500 feet.

October 21, 2021 at 1:53 PM Given the number of cars going off the roadway this might be a helpful reminder.

October 21, 2021 at 1:51 PM Vehicle into a ditch on Buckeye Road near Keaton Lane, units dispatched.

October 21, 2021 at 1:45 PM Solo vehicle accident, a dune buggy on a property on You Bet Road, units dispatched.

October 21, 2021 at 1:25 PM Vehicle off the roadway into a ditch on Lime Kin Road near Wolf Road, units dispatched.

October 21, 2021 at 12:51 PM Vehicle off the roadway after an accident on eastbound Hwy 20 near Lowell Hill Road. Units dispatched.

October 21, 2021 at 12:27 PM Prior to the upcoming storm event, NID will shut down water flows to all canals to make room for storm water. The shutdown is scheduled from Saturday morning through Tuesday, Oct. 23-26. This is a typical NID practice during larger storm events to prevent any canal overtopping.

October 21, 2021 at 11:31 AM A sofa is reportedly in the roadway on Magnolia Road, approximately 1/2 mile from Dog Bar Road. Not an ideal spot to enjoy the rain.

October 21, 2021 at 11:04 AM Hwy 49 between the 49er bridge and Independence Trail will remain closed in both direction for another hour to remove the jackknifed big rig. Thanks to reader Mirian for the photo.

October 21, 2021 at 9:41 AM A semi truck has jackknifed on Hwy 49 at the South Yuba River on the Nevada City side. The roadway is blocked – both directions of travel.

October 21, 2021 at 8:50 AM The Tahoe National Forest will continue their pile burning today in the Greenhorn area. They’re aiming for 20 acres in the QQQ unit. There are 172 acres remaining in that unit, if the rain doesn’t put them out of prescription they’ll go for more. Yesterday, they finished the remaining 19 acres in the Buckeye Diggins area. Truckee Ranger District Fuels will be lighting 30 acres of piles north of Truckee. Contingency resource personnel will be on scene.

October 21, 2021 at 8:09 AM

October 21, 2021 at 7:50 AM After burning 221,835 acres in a little over 60 days, the Caldor Fire is now 100% contained. Suppression repair continues.

October 20, 2021 at 5:43 PM By now you’ve heard of the atmospheric rivers (ARs) forecast to bring much-needed rain (and snow) to Northern California over the next seven days. The strongest of these ARs is forecasted to make landfall on Saturday, with heavy rains through Tuesday. Here’s a short explainer and some prep tips.

October 20, 2021 at 3:41 PM Overturned vehicle on Hwy 49 at the Brunswick Road north on ramp. Units dispatched.

October 20, 2021 at 2:55 PM Why do these chickens try to cross the road near the Cedar Ridge Y on Hwy 174? We don’t know, but drivers please use caution. Thanks to reader Mike Martin for the photo from the parking lot.

October 20, 2021 at 2:15 PM Possible bonfire/burn pile on Lime Kiln Road near Retrac. Units dispatched.

October 20, 2021 at 2:07 PM Smoke check on Hwy 49 in the Reader Ranch area on the San Juan Ridge. Caller reports smoke about 50 ft off the roadway. Units dispatched.

October 20, 2021 at 1:33 PM 20 by 20ft roadside spot on Little Deer Creek Lane off Newtown Road, units are at scene. Reported as pine needles and leaf litter on fire.

October 20, 2021 at 1:26 PM A cow is taking a stroll on Lake Vera, near Rock Creek. Is the bovine checking out an event venue? Thanks to Jesse for the photo!

October 20, 2021 at 12:27 PM Moderate to heavy rain through early next week. Moderate to locally heavy rain overnight Thursday into the early afternoon on Friday. Heaviest rainfall expected Sunday night through Monday. Multiple inches of rain possible over the Valley, foothills, and mountains.

October 20, 2021 at 12:04 PM The outage in the Penn Valley and Rough & Ready area has been reduced to 1,031 customers. Estimated restoration time is now 4:55 pm.

October 20, 2021 at 9:35 AM Heads up if you see smoke southeast of Cascade Shores or in the Greenhorn area today. Tahoe National Forest firefighters are conducting pile burning. The Fuels Team is planning to burn piles in the Buckeye Diggins area today. Unit AAA for the remaining 19 acres, and if that goes well, they’ll be moving over Unit QQQ for another 20 acres. There are 172 acres remaining in Unit QQQ, and the Fuels team plans to keep taking small bites daily as burning conditions and weather allows. More info here.

October 20, 2021 at 8:50 AM Power outage affecting 2,104 customers (again) in the Penn Valley and Rough and Ready areas. The estimated time of restoration is 2:30 pm (again.) No cause given, but the reason as to why these outages are so large is a new safety feature, explained here.

October 19, 2021 at 5:38 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 48 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,810 cases since the start of the pandemic, 698 are active.

Due to transmission problems between two State data systems, the active number of cases is inaccurate. Cases continue to be investigated and released from isolation after the recommended time frame. NCPHD staff is working internally and with CDPH staff to rectify this situation.

Ten people are hospitalized – four in ICU.

119,819 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

55,865 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 62.7% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,308+15
18-291,513+3
30-391,584+12
40-491,240+3
50-641,722+8
65+1,441+8

October 19, 2021 at 4:41 PM Please watch this quick video briefing to give you an expanded look at the stormy weather anticipated this week.

October 19, 2021 at 11:27 AM Non-injury accident on Uren Street at Hwy 49 in Nevada City, the roadway is clear.

October 19, 2021 at 10:57 AM Moderate to heavy rain Wednesday through early next week. Major impacts possible late Saturday into Monday due to heavy rain and snow. Moderate to heavy rainfall may lead to ash flow and debris flow issues over recently burned areas. Heaviest rainfall expected Saturday night through Monday. Multiple inches of rain possible over the Valley, foothills, and mountains.

October 19, 2021 at 10:33 AM Is it OK to use an indoor wood stove, even with the burn ban still in effect? Yes, if it’s done safely. Dropping temperatures and some much-needed precipitation are here, time to safely keep warm and properly dispose of the ash. Read the safety tips here.

October 19, 2021 at 9:39 AM The power outage has been reduced to 1,078 customers. Crew is at scene, estimated time of restoration is still 2:30 pm.

October 19, 2021 at 8:17 AM Power outage affecting 2,109 customers from Bitney Corner to Penn Valley down to Indian Springs Road. No cause yet, but estimated time of restoration is 2:30 pm.

October 18, 2021 at 5:33 PM Grade for last night and today’s precipitation: Exceeds expectations. Keep it up! Next up, Wednesday’s forecast followed by the weekend forecast:

October 18, 2021 at 4:14 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 32 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 762 cases since the start of the pandemic, 656 are active.

Due to transmission problems between two State data systems, the active number of cases is inaccurate. Cases continue to be investigated and released from isolation after the recommended time frame. NCPHD staff is working internally and with CDPH staff to rectify this situation.

Seven people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

119,622 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

55,849 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 62.7% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,293+10
18-291,510+6
30-391,572+2
40-491,237+4
50-641,714+3
65+1,433+6

October 18, 2021 at 11:34 AM A jackknifed big rig is causing a traffic hazard on Dog Bar Road near Mt. Olive Road. The roadway is blocked.

October 18, 2021 at 10:44 AM Power outage in Lake Wildwood still affecting 893 customers. Estimated restoration time is 3:00 pm.

October 18, 2021 at 9:58 AM Units at scene om Hwy 174 and Rattlesnake Road report one vehicle on its roof, Rattlesnake Road will be blocked for a short time.

October 18, 2021 at 9:56 AM Reported rollover accident on Hwy 174 at Rattlesnake Road.

October 18, 2021 at 9:41 AM Rain chances Wednesday through the weekend. Heaviest precipitation in the Valley and foothills expected early Wednesday, Thursday night, and late weekend. Strong winds may produce difficult driving conditions for high profile vehicles on Wednesday.

October 18, 2021 at 9:35 AM Units at scene in Penn Valley have made contact with the homeowner who indeed had a small burn pile going.

October 18, 2021 at 9:31 AM This is the last week to fill out SYRCL’s Visitor Impacts Survey, which closes on Saturday, 10/23. Tell them how increased numbers of visitor to the Yuba is impacting you and what you want to see happen in response. Access the survey here: https://forms.gle/4zYRjFDQM2oZDoGy8

October 18, 2021 at 9:18 AM Reported burn pile in Penn Valley – the burn suspension is still in effect. Units dispatched.

October 18, 2021 at 8:11 AM I-80 right now.

October 18, 2021 at 7:31 AM Solo vehicle accident, car vs a sidewall at Peterson’s Corner on the San Juan Ridge. Emergency services are at scene.

October 17, 2021 at 11:23 PM Structure fire on Belle Union Court, off Hillsdale Court and La Barr Meadows Road in Grass Valley. Units at scene, caller reported neighboring house fully involved.

October 17, 2021 at 9:39 PM Power outage affecting 898 customers from Frenchtown to Brownsville and Challenge in Yuba County. No estimated time of restoration given.

October 17, 2021 at 3:12 PM Air ambulance to continue to the accident on Birch Road, landing zone will be at You Bet Road.

October 17, 2021 at 3:03 PM Motorcycle down after a collision on Birch Road and Maple Way at Bear River Pines. Units dispatched.

October 17, 2021 at 2:59 PM Report of smoke seen in Ophir Hill, possible near the Adventist Church. Units dispatched.

October 17, 2021 at 12:21 PM Dry Creel Road in Auburn is open again and power has been restored to the 60 customers.

October 17, 2021 at 10:35 AM Power outage affecting 986 customers in the Colfax area down to Yankee Jims Road. Estimated time of restoration is 3:45 pm. A smaller outage in the Dry Creek Road area in Auburn is affecting 60 customers with a restoration time of 4:00 pm. Dry Creek Road is closed to traffic, use an alternate road.

October 17, 2021 at 9:47 AM Mountain snow and travel issues tonight into Monday, additional rain chances Wednesday and for the end of the week. Light lower elevations rain showers this afternoon into Monday. Snow levels 5,500 – 6,500 ft today, locally down to 5,000 feet tonight. Gusty winds may cause impacts to unsecured items, including temporary structures (aka Halloween decorations.) Isolated thunderstorms this evening over the Foothills and in the vicinity of the Caldor, River, Dixie, North and Camp burn areas.

October 16, 2021 at 7:10 PM Badger IC requests one water tender to continue in, all others can cancel.

October 16, 2021 at 7:03 PM Badger IC reports they have knockdown on the fire and all clear on the building.

October 16, 2021 at 6:59 PM Numerous units have arrived at scene on Badger Hill.

October 16, 2021 at 6:56 PM Reported residential structure fire on Badger Hill Road on the San Juan Ridge. Units dispatched.

October 16, 2021 at 1:00 PM Twenty-two years ago today, we officially launched YubaNet. As we sat outside, looking over the South Yuba canyon, a smoke plume to the north began to grow rapidly. We took the hint and started to look for and then post information about the Pendola Fire. We’re still looking forward every day to bring you relevant news. Onward! -Susan and Pascale

October 15, 2021 at 6:30 PM All aircraft is off the Ridge Fire, Air Attack 17 reports the fire is lined with retardant. Ground resources will continue to improve the lines.

October 15, 2021 at 5:54 PM Tankers 88 and 89 have been released from the Ridge Fire, Helicopter 514 still doing bucketwork. Retardant lines are complete around the fire.

October 15, 2021 at 5:46 PM Air Attack 17 reports the Ridge fire is almost completed surrounded by retardant, they have it boxed in. TNF Helicopter 514 is working hotspots.

October 15, 2021 at 5:21 PM TNF Air Attack 17, Tankers 88 and 89 out of Grass Valley are working the fire.

October 15, 2021 at 5:11 PM Additional resources assigned to the Ridge Fire.

October 15, 2021 at 5:03 PM Vegetation fire in the Hughes Mill area off Finning Mill Road north of Foresthill. This will be the Ridge incident. Aircraft overhead and ground resources assigned.

October 15, 2021 at 4:36 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 11 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,731 cases since the start of the pandemic, 694 are active. Eight people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

Due to transmission problems between two State data systems, the active number of cases is inaccurate. Cases continue to be investigated and released from isolation after the recommended time frame. NCPHD staff is working internally and with CDPH staff to rectify this situation.

118,956 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

55,619 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 62.4% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,283+0
18-291,504+4
30-391,570-1
40-491,233+0
50-641,711+3
65+1,427+2

October 15, 2021 at 9:47 AM Light showers Sunday/Monday, cooler with rain chances mid to late next week. Light rain showers possible across northern California, including the northern Sacramento Valley and adjacent foothills. Potential for wet conditions late next week / next weekend.

October 15, 2021 at 9:15 AM Heads up: Toxic algae detected in Oregon Creek, about a mile downstream from Gale Creek. Stay away from algae and scum in the water. Do NOT let pets go in the water, drink the water, or eat scum on the shore. Keep Children away from algae. Do not eat shellfish from this waterbody.

October 14, 2021 at 10:21 PM Firefighters are starting overhaul and mop-up operations. The fire was confined to the original structure.

October 14, 2021 at 10:17 PM Structure fire has been knocked down, threat to the vegetation has been mitigated on the Skyline incident.

October 14, 2021 at 10:07 PM Firefighters are making progress on knockdown. Additional units from Nevada County Consolidated Fire, Grass Valley, Penn Valley and Rough&Ready fire departments have arrived at the incident. They have the all clear on the structure (nobody inside.)

October 14, 2021 at 10:04 PM All incoming units to stage on Bitney Springs, with the exception of the water tenders.

October 14, 2021 at 9:59 PM Revised location is now the end of Skyline, engines making access and clearing the structure.

October 14, 2021 at 9:55 PM Best access is off Skyline Drive to the fire. Residents of Davis Lane have been advised of the structure fire.

October 14, 2021 at 9:45 PM Better location for the reported fire is on Davis Lane off Bitney Springs Road. Units are arriving at scene, possible structure fire into the vegetation.

October 14, 2021 at 9:39 PM Possible debris fire on Bitney Springs Road in the Rough and Ready Hwy area, units dispatched.

October 14, 2021 at 5:29 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 14 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,723 cases since the start of the pandemic, 724 are active. Due to transmission problems between two State data systems, the active number of cases is inaccurate. Cases continue to be investigated and released from isolation after the recommended time frame. NCPHD staff is working internally and with CDPH staff to rectify this situation. Nine people are hospitalized – two in ICU. One additional fatality has been reported, bringing the death toll to 101.

1182,694 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

55,560 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 62.4% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,283+3
18-291,500+3
30-391,571+2
40-491,233+5
50-641,708+2
65+1,425+2

October 14, 2021 at 3:32 PM A large black trashcan in the fast lane on northbound Hey 49 at the Idaho-Maryland on ramp. Use caution in the area and no, there is no curbside pickup service at that location.

October 14, 2021 at 1:57 PM Roadway is partially blocked by a car on Lake Vera/Purdon Road near Astral Trail. Tow truck has a 15-minute ETA.

October 14, 2021 at 11:28 AM This just in:

October 14, 2021 at 10:42 AM A Red-Tailed Hawk chasing our resident Red-Shouldered Hawk. Happy to report Diva, the Red-Shouldered Hawk, is fine.

October 14, 2021 at 10:38 AM Red Flag Warning today, rain likely next week. Critical fire weather conditions today in the Sacramento Valley, Delta area of Solano County, and Coastal Range. Light precipitation with breezy conditions early next week.

October 14, 2021 at 10:36 AM A large tree branch is blocking one lane on Red Dog Road near Pasquale Road.

October 14, 2021 at 10:14 AM Units at scene on Rattlesnake can handle, canceling all incoming units.

October 14, 2021 at 10:10 AM First unit at scene reports this is a two-story home, light smoke is showing. All units to continue in.

October 14, 2021 at 10:09 AM Reported residential structure fire on Rattlesnake is a potential fire in a wall after plugging in a heater.

October 14, 2021 at 10:05 AM Debris check in the area of Pleasant Valley Road near Bitney Springs Road, units dispatched. Reported as a possible fire in a burn barrel.

October 14, 2021 at 10:02 AM Reported residential structure fire on Rattlesnake Road, units dispatched.

October 13, 2021 at 8:57 PM Units are at scene on Maryland Drive. Car fire is extinguished, vehicle drove into a power pole.

October 13, 2021 at 8:51 PM Passenger vehicle fire next to a structure on Maryland Drive near Valley View Drive in Grass Valley. The car fire may be extinguished already, but an ambulance has been requested in the response for a possible burn injury.

October 13, 2021 at 8:29 PM There is no danger to structures, firefighters are taking action now. One additional engine requested.

October 13, 2021 at 8:26 PM Small vegetation fire, a 20 by 20 spot behind Twin Cities Church on Rough and Ready Hwy. Units are at scene.

October 13, 2021 at 4:58 PM Still breezy out there.

October 13, 2021 at 4:28 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 42 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,706 cases since the start of the pandemic, 735 are active. Seven people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

118,514 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents.

55,494 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 62.3% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,280+13
18-291,4970
30-391,569+5
40-491,228+6
50-641,706+11
65+1,423+6

October 13, 2021 at 4:21 PM First unit at scene on I-80 reports a small spot only, they can handle with one additional engine. Canceling all incoming resources.

October 13, 2021 at 4:20 PM Full wildland dispatch for a reported small vegetation fire on eastbound I-80 near Canyon Way in the Colfax area is being scaled back.

October 13, 2021 at 4:11 PM Non-injury accident on southbound Hwy 49 near Combie Road. Two cars involved, mostly off the roadway, but use caution.

October 13, 2021 at 10:57 AM Bovine Strolling Alert for a cow out of the pasture on Mooney Flat Road near Joe Miller Ravine Road. Grazing on the right-hand side of the road, the cow is near the boat launch. Unknown if she plans an escape over the water, Animal Control has been dispatched.

October 13, 2021 at 10:04 AM Non-injury accident on Penn Valley Drive at Meadow Springs Lane. Vehicle into a ditch, but the rear tires are still on the road.

October 13, 2021 at 9:59 AM Breezy northerly winds return Thursday with critical fire weather conditions. Red Flag Warning issued for the western Sacramento Valley, Delta, Coastal Range for Thursday. Light precipitation possible early next week.

October 13, 2021 at 8:24 AM Sprinkles at YubaNet HQ! Damper from NWS Sacramento below.

https://twitter.com/NWSSacramento/status/1448286982543536129

October 12, 2021 at 5:34 PM Non-injury accident, solo vehicle vs a traffic sign, on northbound Hwy 49 near the Independence Trail.

October 12, 2021 at 4:55 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 74 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,665 cases since the start of the pandemic, 696 are active. Five are hospitalized – two in ICU. One additional fatality has been reported, bringing the death toll to 100.

118,213 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes first, second and third or booster doses.

55,462 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 62.2% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,267+10
18-291,497+10
30-391,564+15
40-491,222+11
50-641,695+12
65+1,417+6

October 12, 2021 at 4:53 PM From NID: NID’s Board meeting, scheduled for tomorrow, has been canceled. District email communications will be temporarily unavailable. Sorry for the inconvenience. If you need assistance, please call Customer Service at (530) 273-6185 – Thank you.

October 12, 2021 at 3:57 PM All updates on the Star incident will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/star/

October 12, 2021 at 3:53 PM Full wildland dispatch to the Star incident. Still holding at 1/2 acre in timber.

October 12, 2021 at 3:47 PM Tanker 89 is overhead of the fire between McCourtney Road and Shooting Star Lane. 1/2 acre in timber, the tanker will take action and ground resources are dispatched.

October 12, 2021 at 3:43 PM Smoke report from Banner Mountain lookout, possibly in the area of South Ponderosa Way on Grass Valley near Shooting Star Lane.

October 12, 2021 at 3:15 PM Beale Air Attack reports the fire is about 40-50 acres and forward progress has been stopped.

CAL FIRE NEU photo

October 12, 2021 at 2:59 PM Tankers 88 and 89 continue to work the Beale Fire. Retardant drops to box the grass fire in before it reaches the river.

October 12, 2021 at 2:53 PM Beale vegetation fire: Parents of Lone Tree Elementary should pick up their children.

October 12, 2021 at 2:45 PM Power outage affecting 986 customers in the Colfax area, no cause yet.

October 12, 2021 at 2:38 PM Air Attack 23 over the Beale fire reports approximately 20 acres in grass, with several spot fires. The forward progress of the fire is being stopped with retardant drops.

October 12, 2021 at 2:29 PM Vegetation fire at Beale Air Force Base, aircraft from Grass Valley is over the incident. The fire is near the base housing. Homes west of Camp Beale Hwy are being evacuated. All children attending the Youth Center have been evacuated.

October 12, 2021 at 1:20 PM There are boxes all over the roadway on Lake Vera/Purdon Road near Rock Creek Road. Possibly a delivery truck driver forgot to close the door. Use caution in the area and spare a thought for the driver at their next stop.

October 12, 2021 at 12:04 PM Non-injury accident on Hey 49 at Newtown Road. Car vs a Caltrans Cone Truck.

October 12, 2021 at 10:29 AM Gusty winds with critical fire weather conditions through this evening. Gusty winds, dry fuels, and low humidity will lead to high fire weather danger with easier fire starts and rapid spread of new fires. Gusty winds may blow around unsecured objects and could bring a few localized power outages. Temporary structures could be damaged. Difficult driving conditions for high profile vehicles. Weakened or burned trees and limbs may fall in strong winds.

October 12, 2021 at 8:12 AM Traffic hazard on westbound Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive. The traffic lights are defective, the left turn lane stays red. Caltrans has been notified.

October 12, 2021 at 6:33 AM

October 11, 2021 at 9:34 PM TNF engine 334 has located the fire, just next to the Caltrans station on westbound I-80. 5 by 5ft spot only, canceling most incoming resources.

October 11, 2021 at 9:31 PM Firefighters in the area of I-80 are attempting to locate the reported fire, so far nothing showing.

October 11, 2021 at 9:24 PM Reported fire, the size of a bonfire, east of Drum Forebay Road and westbound I-80 on the north side of the highway. Units dispatched.

October 11, 2021 at 9:19 PM New estimates for the two large outages remaining in Nevada County. 188 customers in the Newtown area now can expect to have their power restored tomorrow at 5:00 pm. The 260 customers along Indian Springs and Spenceville Road can expect to be back on the grid by 1:00 pm tomorrow.

October 11, 2021 at 7:34 PM PG&E has placed a number of counties in the elevated risk status for the next wind event, forecast to occur Thursday and Friday

October 11, 2021 at 5:26 PM All updates on the Stacey Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/stacey/

October 11, 2021 at 5:23 PM Aircraft is arriving over the Stacey incident. Two structures are immediately threatened.

October 11, 2021 at 5:20 PM Units at Cedarsong have contained the small car fire.

October 11, 2021 at 5:17 PM New start, vegetation fire reported on Stacey Anne Drive in Browns Valley, Yuba County. One 1/4 acre. Units dispatched.

October 11, 2021 at 5:08 PM Full wildland dispatch for a mail truck fire on Cedarsong Road off Hwy 49 between Nevada City and the South Yuba river. The truck is leaking oil and parked under a tree. Driver is out of the vehicle, no vegetation involved yet.

October 11, 2021 at 5:02 PM Now 260 customers out of power along Indian Springs Road and Spenceville Road to Oak Meadow Road. PG&E is dispatching a crew, automatically calculated restoration time is 11:00 pm – likely to change.

October 11, 2021 at 4:51 PM Two puppies darting in the roadway on Rough and Ready Hwy near Stagecoach Way. Cars are stopping, use caution in the area.

October 11, 2021 at 4:46 PM Reader Todd reported a power outage on Indian Springs Road in the Penn Valley area, nothing showing on the utility outage map yet.

October 11, 2021 at 3:25 PM 609 customers remain without power due to a car into a power pole late last night. The estimated restoration time has been moved up to 5:00 pm.

October 11, 2021 at 2:53 PM Power outage affecting 240 customers from Darkhorse to the Placer county line. PG&E crew dispatched, estimated time of restoration is 6:15 pm.

October 11, 2021 at 2:35 PM Accident on Hwy 49 at the intersection of Hwy 20 in Nevada City. Emergency services at scene.

October 11, 2021 at 1:59 PM All updates on the Miners Fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/miners/

October 11, 2021 at 1:49 PM Reported vegetation fire in the area of Hwy 49 and Drunken Miners Road on the San Juan Ridge. Full wildland dispatch on order.

October 11, 2021 at 1:25 PM

October 11, 2021 at 1:06 PM A bale of hay between both lanes on Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive. Use caution in the area. No wind gusts strong enough to move it.

October 11, 2021 at 12:45 PM Large tree down on Christian Valley Road between Ormsby Lane and Hidden Valley Lane north of Auburn, reported by a reader. The roadway is completely blocked.

October 11, 2021 at 12:18 PM Tree in the roadway, completely blocking all lanes on Marysville Road and Old Dobbins Road in Dobbins. Units dispatched.

October 11, 2021 at 11:25 AM Power outage due to the late night vehicle accident is affecting the whole circuit, 1,091 customers. PG&E helicopter is inspecting the lines. Estimated time of restoration is between 5:00 and 6:00 pm tonight.

October 11, 2021 at 11:18 AM Updates on the LaPorte fire will be posted here: https://yubanet.com/regional-fires/laporte2021/

October 11, 2021 at 11:02 AM Additional resources dispatched to the reported fire on La Porte Road in Rackerby, including aircraft.

October 11, 2021 at 10:51 AM Reported vegetation fire on La Porte Road and Stagecoach Trail in Yuba County, units dispatched.

October 11, 2021 at 10:21 AM Critical fire weather conditions, strong winds through Tuesday evening. Red Flag Warning until 7 PM Tuesday and Wind Advisory in effect through this evening. Critical fire weather conditions late tonight through Tuesday evening due to strong north winds and low humidities. Lighter winds and a warming trend mid to late next week, except for locally breezy north winds Thursday. Light showers possible over the Sierra Monday.

October 11, 2021 at 9:58 AM Car with a blown-out tire on Bitney Springs Road near Mystic Mine Road, the vehicle is partially blocking a lane. Use caution in the area.

October 11, 2021 at 9:43 AM Firefighters will be patrolling the perimeter of the Bennett fire (contained on August 29th) for possible smoldering stumps and rootballs that may rekindle during the wind event. There is no active fire at this time.

October 11, 2021 at 9:32 AM Firefighters are checking the Idaho-Maryland area, so far nothing showing. There is some drift smoke in the area, also dust from construction.

October 11, 2021 at 9:26 AM Smoke check in the Idaho-Maryland area in the Brunswick area. Units dispatched.

October 11, 2021 at 8:41 AM Tokayana IC reports the fire has been contained to a 10 by 20 ft spot. Units are clearing the scene.

October 11, 2021 at 8:32 AM Heads up for a Husky running in the roadway on Hwy 49 near Lime Kiln Road.

October 11, 2021 at 8:30 AM Firefighters at Tokayana Way report a 20 by 100 ft spot, no threat to structures and no rate of spread. They can handle with units at scene, canceling any incoming resources.

October 11, 2021 at 8:20 AM Firefighters have made access to the Tokayana incident. Very narrow access, some resources are making access on foot.

October 11, 2021 at 8:10 AM Estimated restoration time for the 882 customers affected by the power pole down on Bitney Springs is 5:00 pm.

October 11, 2021 at 8:00 AM Firefighters are staging on Placer Hills Road in the Colfax area after reports of smoke seen 1/2 mile out towards I80.

October 11, 2021 at 3:12 AM Units at scene on Bitney Springs Road near Sleepy Hollow Way report no injuries to the driver, overturned vehicle is off the roadway. Both power and communication lines are down, no estimated time of restoration for either.

October 11, 2021 at 2:55 AM Vehicle accident on Bitney Springs Road near Empress Road and Personeni Road. Car into a power pole, the pole has been sheared off. Units dispatched. The resulting power outage is affecting 884 customers.

October 10, 2021 at 10:08 PM Nevada County Transit services will be operating on a Saturday schedule on Monday October 11th.

October 10, 2021 at 8:39 PM One-way traffic control still in place on Hwy 20 near White Cloud. Emergency services are at scene of the car accident. Vehicle is off the roadway.

October 10, 2021 at 7:52 PM Vehicle accident on Hwy 20 near White Cloud, no additional details as the call dropped. Units dispatched.

October 10, 2021 at 10:32 AM Critical fire weather conditions and strong winds late tonight through Tuesday evening. Strong winds may cause downed trees and power lines and localized power outages. Temporary structures could be damaged or destroyed. Difficult driving conditions, especially for high profile vehicles. Weakened or burned trees and limbs may fall in strong winds. North to northeast wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph, locally higher near favored gaps and canyons, will develop late tonight and continue Tuesday over the foothills and mountains.

October 10, 2021 at 10:21 AM PG&E has updated their forecast for a possible Public Safety power Shutoff (PSPS) event for Monday and Tuesday. Fewer customers affected. Full details here.

October 9, 2021 at 1:57 PM There is a large agricultural burn west of Beale Air Force Base. Smoke is widely visible. There is no active wildfire in the area at this time.

October 9, 2021 at 12:44 PM Given this offshore wind event, combined with extreme to exceptional drought and extremely dry vegetation, PG&E is sending two-day advance notifications to approximately 44,000 customers in targeted portions of 32 counties and seven tribes where PG&E may need to implement a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) to reduce the risk of wildfire from energized power lines. Many counties will only have small portions of expected outages, some fewer than 100 customers. Full county list and map here.

October 9, 2021 at 12:20 PM The outage in Grass Valley has been reduced to 957 customers.

October 9, 2021 at 11:24 AM Outage in the Grass Valley area has been reduced to 1,982 customers. Crews are at scene, estimated restoration time is 4:30 pm.

October 9, 2021 at 10:21 AM Power outage affecting 3,152 customers in Grass Valley and surrounding area. PG&E crew has been dispatched. Estimated time of restoration is 4:30 pm. A reader reported hearing a possible explosion from the Doris Street area.

October 8, 2021 at 9:25 PM Firefighters at scene of a reported small fire on Marysville Road near the Country Mobile Home Park in the Dobbins area can handle, canceling incoming resources. The 6 by 6 ft fire was reportedly started by fireworks,.

October 8, 2021 at 4:28 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 34 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,601 cases since the start of the pandemic, 682 are active. Seven people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

117,545 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

55,222 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 62% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,257+6
18-291,487+4
30-391,549+2
40-491,211+7
50-641,683+9
65+1,411+6

October 8, 2021 at 3:31 PM

https://twitter.com/GRSNEVFIRE/status/1446602760208609284

October 8, 2021 at 3:19 PM

October 8, 2021 at 2:49 PM Heads up. Potential PSPS shaping up for Monday and Tuesday.

October 8, 2021 at 1:50 PM The PG&E Emergency Operations Center has activated for a potential PSPS event on Monday.

October 8, 2021 at 1:43 PM Smoke report from Banner Mountain lookout is an ag burn near Beale AFB.

October 8, 2021 at 11:20 AM Heads up, a Fire Weather Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service in Sacramento for Sunday evening through Tuesday. Critical fire weather concerns becoming more likely early next week due to gusty north winds and low humidity.

October 8, 2021 at 7:10 AM Donner Summit right now.

October 7, 2021 at 10:09 PM Lime Kiln Road will be closed at Doolittle Road. PG&E crews are at scene, replacing the power lines and pole. Closure may last until midnight tonight.

October 7, 2021 at 8:22 PM Vehicle vs power pole on Lime Kiln Road, car has left the scene. 4 customers are out of power.

October 7, 2021 at 7:02 PM Clothing in the roadway on northbound Hwy 49 at the Idaho Maryland off ramp. Reminder, casual Friday is tomorrow, not today.

October 7, 2021 at 5:13 PM Debris check for a burn pile in a yard in the Retherford Road area in south county. Units at scene.

October 7, 2021 at 4:26 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 13 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,567 cases since the start of the pandemic, 650 are active. Eight people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

117,127 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

55,144 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 61.9% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,251+2
18-291,483+1
30-391,547+2
40-491,204+2
50-641,674+1
65+1,405+5

October 7, 2021 at 4:06 PM Tree across both lanes on Tyler Foote Road at the intersection with Hwy 49.

October 7, 2021 at 3:58 PM Accident near the Brunswick Road on ramp and Hwy 49. Units at scene.

Photo courtesy reader Matt

October 7, 2021 at 2:58 PM The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Monday morning through Tuesday evening.

Strongest winds are expected over the Delta and the west side of the Valley, from Monday afternoon into the evening. These winds combined with low humidity and dry fuels may lead to critical fire weather conditions into Tuesday evening.

October 7, 2021 at 1:48 PM Strolling bovine alert, a cow is walking in the roadway on Hammonton Smartsville Road near Seven Moons Lane.

October 7, 2021 at 12:28 PM Accident on Henderson Street and Hwy 174 in Grass Valley, lanes are blocked.

October 7, 2021 at 10:11 AM Critical fire weather conditions possible early next week. Temperatures cooling to below normal into the weekend. Beneficial light rain into early Saturday, mainly in the mountains. Critical fire weather concerns becoming more likely early next week due to gusty north winds and low humidity.

October 7, 2021 at 8:27 AM Heads up. PG&E is monitoring the forecasted wind event on Monday very closely for the potential for PSPS. We are monitoring PG&E and you should monitor this space for updates.

October 7, 2021 at 8:26 AM Dog is wandering in the roadway on Hwy 20 near Poker Flat Road in the Penn Valley area. Watch for the pooch and reduce your speed.

October 7, 2021 at 8:08 AM Units at scene in Smartsville report still active arcing on the transformer. They can handle with units at scene, requesting PG&E expedited response.

October 7, 2021 at 8:03 AM Reported vegetation fire, with power lines down, on Blue Gravel Road in Smartsville. Units dispatched. Reported to be the size of a car, one trailer potentially threatened.

October 6, 2021 at 9:56 PM Accident on northbound Hwy 49 at the Dorsey Drive on ramp. The ramp is blocked, emergency services are at scene.

October 6, 2021 at 7:00 PM Grass fire on on Dyer Lane near Watt Ave in North Highlands. Units at scene.

October 6, 2021 at 4:59 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 22 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,554 cases since the start of the pandemic, 686 are active. Eleven people are hospitalized – two in ICU.

116,781 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

55,029 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 61.8% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,249+4
18-291,482+0
30-391,545+6
40-491,202+6
50-641,673+2
65+1,400+4

October 6, 2021 at 2:24 PM Two-car accident on Hwy 174 and Brunswick Road, CHP and fire dispatched, unknown if any injuries.

October 6, 2021 at 12:45 PM A rice field burn in Yuba Placer County is putting up a smoke plume. Not a wildfire.

October 6, 2021 at 12:12 PM Power outage just outside of Nevada City has been reduced to 596 customers. Estimated restoration time is 2:30 pm.

October 6, 2021 at 11:39 AM No fire in the Camp Far West area, possibly just dust.

October 6, 2021 at 11:23 AM Smoke report from lookout in the Camp Far West area. Light top smoke only.

October 6, 2021 at 11:18 AM Accident on southbound Hwy 49 at Combie, the roadway is clear.

October 6, 2021 at 10:23 AM North wind event brings fire weather concerns early next week. Offshore north winds on Monday continuing into Tuesday with gusts up to 30-40 mph, locally higher west side of the Valley and the Delta. Gusty winds, dry fuels, and low humidity may lead to easier fire starts Monday through Tuesday.

October 6, 2021 at 10:01 AM Accident on northbound Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive. Emergency services at scene.

October 6, 2021 at 8:24 AM Power outage affecting 939 customers along Hwy 20 and Red Dog Road. A reader has reported a tree into the power lines on Harmony Ridge Road, the likely cause of the outage. Estimated restoration time is 11:00 am.

October 6, 2021 at 7:44 AM Traffic hazard in Alta Sierra on Alta Sierra Drive near Gibboney Lane. A couch is in the roadway and several others on the right hand side, according to the CHP log. Today is not Bring Your Couch to Work Day.

October 5, 2021 at 2:05 PM No waiting line at the flu clinic, and they still have doses available.

October 5, 2021 at 1:04 PM The motto of the ‘beneficial insects’ at the Nevada County Public Health Flu Drive Through Clinic today: Prevent. Promote. Protect. We caught them on camera just as they got ready to swarm 🙂

October 5, 2021 at 9:26 AM Cooler and wetter Wednesday through Friday. Locally breezy southwest ridge winds today with gusts to 20-30 mph over mountain ridges. Strongest winds are expected over high ridges in the Sierra. Early Friday morning through early Saturday morning, some wet snow could fall above 7500 feet. Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible above pass levels, mainly over high peaks.

October 5, 2021 at 8:25 AM Multi-car accident on westbound Hwy 20 at the Empire Street off ramp. Units at scene.

October 5, 2021 at 8:00 AM As a reminder, today’s Nevada County Public Health’s free drive-thru flu shot clinic. The clinic is for adults and children 3 years of age and older and will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Twin Cities Church at 11726 Rough and Ready Highway in Grass Valley.

October 4, 2021 at 6:24 PM A wandering ram on the 15000 block of North Bloomfield, north of the river.

October 4, 2021 at 5:59 PM Units at scene report no fire, food left too long on the stove. Canceling all resources.

October 4, 2021 at 5:57 PM Units at scene report single-story residence, no smoke or flames visible. They will investigate.

October 4, 2021 at 5:53 PM Possible residential structure fire on West Broad Street in Nevada City, units arriving at scene. Audible alarm, no smoke seen.

October 4, 2021 at 5:00 PM Emergency services have been unable to locate any emergency on the Broad Street bridge.

October 4, 2021 at 4:56 PM Avoid the Broad Street bridge in Nevada City. Emergency services are arriving at scene.

October 4, 2021 at 4:52 PM Pickup with possible engine compartment fire on Hwy 49 at Tyler Foote Crossing Road on the San Juan Ridge. Engines dispatched.

October 4, 2021 at 4:43 PM Firewood in the roadway on northbound Hwy 49 just south of East McKnight Way. The burn ban is still in effect!

October 4, 2021 at 4:25 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 84 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,531 cases since the start of the pandemic, 699 are active. Thirteen people are hospitalized – three in ICU.

116,354 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

55,000 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 61.7% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,245+16
18-291,482+10
30-391,539+15
40-491,196+13
50-641,671+20
65+1,395+10

October 4, 2021 at 2:33 PM First unit at scene at Blue Canyon reports small spot of vegetation only, canceling most incoming units.

October 4, 2021 at 2:23 PM Passenger vehicle fire on eastbound I-80 near Blue Canyon. Numerous units dispatched due to possible extension to the wildland.

October 4, 2021 at 1:54 PM Commercial vehicle fire, brake fire on a big rig, on westbound I-80 at Crystal Springs. Units dispatched, no threat to the vegetation.

October 4, 2021 at 11:40 AM October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Nevada County Sheriff’s Office has more than just pink patches to get the message across.

October 4, 2021 at 11:17 AM On westbound I-80 near the Horseshoe Bar off ramp. FB in this case stands for flatbed, not the social media company.

October 4, 2021 at 10:42 AM A tarp is reportedly blocking a lane on northbound Hwy 49 at the Empire Street off ramp. Use caution and don’t get all wrapped up in the small stuff.

October 4, 2021 at 9:45 AM A Labrador is running in the lanes on eastbound Hwy 20 just east of Penn Valley. Use caution in the area.

October 4, 2021 at 9:35 AM Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are reportedly down. Expect an increase in productivity.

October 4, 2021 at 9:31 AM Reported accident, vehicle into the center divide on northbound Hwy 49 just past the Gold Flat off ramp. Units dispatched.

October 4, 2021 at 9:05 AM A long black ribbon, possibly made out of rubber, reportedly in the roadway on eastbound Hwy 20 just east of Penn Valley. No, it’s not licorice and the 5-second rules applies.

October 4, 2021 at 8:24 AM Units at scene on Iron Mine report a 150 by 150 ft spot, they can handle with units at scene.

October 4, 2021 at 8:20 AM Reported vegetation fire on Iron Mine Road in Auburn, units arriving at scene.

October 4, 2021 at 8:19 AM Air ambulance has lifted from the solo vehicle accident on eastbound I-80.

October 4, 2021 at 8:11 AM Air ambulance on order.

October 4, 2021 at 7:30 AM Hazy but warm today, cooling trend starts Tuesday. Warm and dry conditions will continue across the region today. Highs tomorrow are expected to be 5 – 10 degrees cooler as we start transitioning into a cooler, wetter pattern.

October 3, 2021 at 7:08 PM First engine at scene on Running M Drive reports a ‘warming’ fire on the property, they are educating the homeowners now. Canceling all other units.

October 3, 2021 at 7:01 PM Reported flames visible on Running M Drive and Hwy 49 in south county, units arriving at scene.

October 3, 2021 at 5:02 PM Motorcycle vs car on Hwy 174, emergency services dispatched.

October 3, 2021 at 2:56 PM Per the CHP log, there’s a large kitchen knife with a wooden handle in the fast lane on northbound Hwy 49 at the Bennett Street off ramp. A little early for Halloween decorations?

October 2, 2021 at 9:07 PM Vehicle vs tree on eastbound Hwy 20 near Lowell Hill Road, emergency services dispatched.

October 2, 2021 at 4:43 PM Non-injury accident on McCourtney Road near Indian Springs Road. The roadway is clear.

October 2, 2021 at 3:35 PM power has been restored around Cascade Shores.

October 2, 2021 at 3:13 PM One circuit is still without power, affecting 596 customers. Restoration time is 3:30 pm.

October 2, 2021 at 2:38 PM The power outage east of Nevada City has been reduced to 1,475 customers. Estimated restoration time is either 3:30 or 4:00 pm, depending on the circuit you are on.

October 2, 2021 at 9:16 AM Vehicle into a pole on Hwy 174 at You Bet Road.

October 2, 2021 at 8:51 AM Power outage affecting 1,821 customers total in Nevada County, north and east of Nevada City. Estimated time of restoration is 2:30pm today.

October 1, 2021 at 11:20 PM One engine and one dozer to continue in, all other incoming resources can return to their quarters.

October 1, 2021 at 11:17 PM Units at scene in Loma Rica report 1/3 to 1/2 acre, making good progress. Loma IC is canceling the Washington Ridge crew, they can handle with the resources at scene.

October 1, 2021 at 11:10 PM Reported vegetation fire in Loma Rica on Loma Rica Road near Bayshore Street. Units dispatched.

October 1, 2021 at 8:32 PM Firefighters are extinguishing the bonfire under the Bear River bridge now. Law enforcement is also at scene.

October 1, 2021 at 8:16 PM Firefighters have made contact with a caller who reported the bonfire was still going. Possibly a group having a party on State Parks property. Law enforcement, fire and State Parks are dispatched and arriving at scene.

October 1, 2021 at 8:04 PM Firefighters are still attempting to locate the reported bonfire.

October 1, 2021 at 7:49 PM Reported bonfire under the Bear River bridge on the Colfax side, units dispatched.

October 1, 2021 at 7:15 PM Vehicle vs building, no injuries reported, in downtown Downieville on Nevada Street.

October 1, 2021 at 6:18 PM Nevada County Public Health reports 29 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Out of 8,447 cases since the start of the pandemic, 678 are active. Nineteen people are hospitalized – three in ICU. Two additional fatalities have been added to the death toll.

115,086 vaccine doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, this includes both first and second doses.

54,572 Nevada County residents are fully vaccinated, 61.2% of the eligible population.

New case by age

Age groupCasesDifference
0-171,229+2
18-291,472+1
30-391,524+3
40-491,133+10
50-641,651+5
65+1,385+6

October 1, 2021 at 5:03 PM

October 1, 2021 at 3:02 PM Non-injury accident on McCourtney Road near Auburn Road.

October 1, 2021 at 11:55 AM Not one, but three mattresses in the roadway on Placer Hills Road near Eden Forest Drive. Use caution in the area and be on the lookout for three little piggies and their moving van.

October 1, 2021 at 10:18 AM Balmy weekend, possible precip late next week. The NEW Water Year (WY) begins today, and like any new year is approached with cautious optimism. The CPC 6-10 day and 8-14 day precip outlooks suggest that above normal precip is likely for much of NorCal. Please leave cushions outside, wash your car or consider doing a rain dance!

October 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM A new water year starts today. Looking back at the 2020-2021 totals, only 23.30 inches of precipitation were received at YubaNet HQ, as opposed to the 52 inches of average precip.

October 1, 2021 at 5:01 AM The featured photo for this month is a Great Blue Heron taking flight.

Great Blue Heron taking flight. Photo: YubaNet

October 1, 2021 at 5:00 AM Last month’s log can be found here.