Happening Now – December 2018

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

Photo courtesy Peardale Chicago Park Fire PIO Daniel Ramey

December 31, 2018 at 8:48 PM The accident on Hwy 174 is now cleared. Both lanes of traffic are open again. One patient was sent to the trauma center at Sutter Roseville.

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December 31, 2018 at 4:33 PM Heads up on Dog Bar Road near Wolf Creek and Venus Court – a German Shepherd is running in the roadway.

December 31, 2018 at 8:43 AM Hwy 20 near Ridgewood Road/White Cloud is extremely icy. Reduce your speed and use caution.

December 31, 2018 at 8:25 AM Windy into the New Year. Gusty northerly winds will continue across the region into midday on New Year’s.

December 31, 2018 at 8:12 AM Week 4 of 25 is live for your reading pleasure (and your to-do list) Preparing for Wildfire Season in Nevada County – Week 4: Hazardous waste. You can find all the published stories in our special section: Ready for Fire Season.

December 31, 2018 at 8:10 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas (except the Quincy area) and Sierra counties. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is always required in Truckee.  It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles.  For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM.

December 30, 2018 at 7:52 PM Did you lose a pair of skis tonight around 6:30-7:00 pm while driving on North Bloomfield Road between Hwy 49 and the intersection of Lake Vera/Purdon? Give us a call at 530-478-9600 and describe them – we picked them up.

December 30, 2018 at 9:32 AM Windy overnight and a dry start to 2019. Breezy north winds will develop across the region late tonight and continue into early New Year’s Day.

December 29, 2018 at 1:10 PM Hwy 49 is clear again at John Barleycorn Road.

December 29, 2018 at 11:48 AM Major injury accident on northbound Hwy 49 at John Barleycorn Road between Nevada City and the South Yuba. Traffic control is set up, expect delays in the area.

December 29, 2018 at 9:44 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is always required in Truckee.  It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles.  For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM.

December 29, 2018 at 9:43 AM Bundle up – another breezy day is in store Monday. Clear skies and fresh snow will likely be an inviting scenario for folks to head for the mountains. However, another breezy day is in store Monday, New Years Eve day, that may make for some unpleasant conditions if folks are not prepared. Even though the temperatures will be around 30 degrees, with winds gusting to 40-50 mph, the wind chill will make it feel like it’s in the single digits and teens. It’s recommended to dress in layers and ensure your face is covered to reduce chances of frostbite.

December 28, 2018 at 11:44 AM UPDATED: Schools and non-profits only: If you are in the market for some office furniture – Nevada County is holding their FREE monthly open house at the Surplus Warehouse. They’ve received a LOT of Surplus in over the past month: Tables, Desks, Chairs, Filing Cabinets, Shelving, and more! The Surplus Warehouse is located at the intersection of Hey 49 and East Broad Street and will be open to all schools or non-profits from noon to 2:00 pm today.

December 28, 2018 at 8:22 AM No precipitation in sight, maybe next year? A mainly dry weekend is in store with high pressure off the coast. A weak system riding over this ridge will bring clouds and a slight threat of morning showers northern mountains Sunday. Temperatures should come in near to a little above normal.

December 28, 2018 at 8:16 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is always required in Truckee.  It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles.  For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM.

December 27, 2018 at 11:50 AM A “growing pothole” on Dog Bar Road near Norvin Way is causing drivers to swerve. Use caution in the area.

December 27, 2018 at 9:28 AM Today, Thursday December 27, is a No Burn Day in Yuba and Sutter counties due to expected high winds.

December 27, 2018 at 9:02 AM An active shooter exercise is starting in Grass Valley.

December 27, 2018 at 8:43 AM Overturned vehicle on northbound Hwy 20 near Scotts Flat Road. Emergency services are on scene.

December 27, 2018 at 8:30 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is always required in Truckee.  It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles.  For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM.

December 27, 2018 at 8:26 AM Windy today, mild and dry through New Year’s Day. High pressure is forecast to be over the region New Year’s Eve which should bring fair skies to Northern California. Temperatures Monday evening should be around normal but breezy north to east winds may make it seem a little cooler.

December 26, 2018 at 8:00 AM Dry weather through the end of 2018. The central valley and Foothills will remain dry through the rest of 2018 as high pressure sets in over the western U.S. A weak system is forecast to pass to the north for a threat of showers north of Redding on Sunday.

December 26, 2018 at 7:54 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is always required in Truckee.  It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles.  For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM.

December 25, 2018 at 10:11 AM From our home to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Special thanks to everyone who is working and away from their families and friends to keep us safe. – Susan and Pascale

December 24, 2018 at 11:10 AM Heavy precip makes travel difficult, pack extra patience and leave early if possible. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect above 6000 feet for parts of the Sierra Monday morning to Tuesday morning. Be prepared for winter conditions with chain controls and delays.

December 24, 2018 at 10:52 AM Week 3 of 25 is live for your reading pleasure (and your to-do list) Preparing for Wildfire Season in Nevada County – Week 3: Roofs, gutters and screens. You can find all the published stories in our special section: Ready for Fire Season.

December 24, 2018 at 2:23 AM The annual NORAD tracks Santa mission is underway.

December 23, 2018 at 10:53 AM Winter Storm Watch Monday through Tuesday morning. A strong winter storm will produce heavy mountain snow on Monday. Heaviest snow is likely on Monday afternoon and Christmas Eve. Be prepared for travel delays, chain controls and low visibilities.

December 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM Major injury accident on northbound Hwy 49 near Smith Road. All lanes of traffic are now open.

December 22, 2018 at 10:10 AM Good travel weather this weekend, rain and snow by Monday afternoon. A strong winter storm will produce heavy mountain snow over the holiday. Heaviest snow is likely on Christmas Eve. Be prepared for travel delays, chain controls & low visibilities.

December 21, 2018 at 8:10 AM Winter Solstice brings light rain, moderate to heavy snow on Christmas Eve for the mountains. A couple of weak weather systems will pass across northern California today and Sunday. Light snow will fall over the Sierra passes causing minor travel problems. A stronger storm will pass through the north state on Monday and Monday night. Heavier snow will fall over the mountains with major travel impacts likely during the holiday travel time period.

Photo Eric Schwartz

December 20, 2018 at 4:07 PM Major injury accident on Hwy 174 near Hill Drive in Colfax, the roadway is blocked. Use an alternate road if possible.

December 20, 2018 at 7:50 AM Light rain today, but Christmas Eve storm may pack a punch. A weak system will bring some light showers to NorCal today mainly late in the day into the overnight. A stronger system will move in late Sunday into Monday. This one will likely bring mountain travel issues Christmas Eve. The best travel days will be over the weekend.

December 19, 2018 at 10:41 AM Per Placer County Sheriff: Subject is in custody. School lockdowns are being lifted.

December 19, 2018 at 10:20 AM

December 19, 2018 at 10:09 AM Law enforcement operation underway in Foresthill. A suspect tried to ram police cars, according to reader reports. Foresthill Road is closed at this time.

December 19, 2018 at 8:54 AM A reader reports an accident on Hwy 174 at Colfax Ave.

December 19, 2018 at 8:17 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is always required in Truckee.  It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles.  For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM.

December 19, 2018 at 8:03 AM Just one look outside and I know it’s gonna be a lovely day (with apologies to Bill Withers 🙂 High pressure will bring fair skies today with above normal temperatures. A few periods of light precipitation will impact the north state through the weekend but a stronger and colder system may impact holiday travel over the mountains on Christmas Eve.

December 18, 2018 at 7:17 PM From CHP Grass Valley: We need your help. This afternoon, we investigated a minor injury collision on SR-49 north of Shoshone Trail (in the canyon towards NSJ). This cute pooch fled the scene. If you see this boxer “Jax”, please call CHP dispatch at 916-861-1300 or the Nevada County Sheriff at 530-265-7880.

December 18, 2018 at 5:08 PM Units have cleared the scene of the accident on Hwy 49 near Shoshoni Trail.

Photo courtesy Marty Martines

December 18, 2018 at 4:15 PM One way controlled traffic at the accident on Hwy 49 at Shoshoni Trail Ct. Emergency services are on scene, reporting one minor injury only. Please reduce your speed and use caution in the area.

December 18, 2018 at 3:49 PM Accident on northbound Hwy 49, vehicle down the embankment near Shoshoni Trail Court. Emergency services are en route.

December 18, 2018 at 11:59 AM Hwy 49 at Lime Kiln is partially open now.

December 18, 2018 at 11:48 AM Traffic is starting to back up near the accident site on Hwy 49 at Lime Kiln. Use an alternate route if possible.

December 18, 2018 at 11:44 AM Head on collision on northbound Hwy 49 at Lime Kiln Road. Emergency services are on scene.

December 18, 2018 at 10:54 AM Two dogs in the roadway on eastbound Hwy 20 at Conservation Road. Please use caution in the area.

December 18, 2018 at 10:43 AM Solo vehicle accident on Lime Kiln Road, no injuries reported.

December 18, 2018 at 10:26 AM The Tahoe National Forest has canceled today’s planned prescribed burn along Old Camptonville Road, within the Camptonville area. Burning will resume next year.

December 18, 2018 at 9:40 AM Yuba River Ranger District is planning to conduct Rx pile burning along Old Camptonville Road, within the Camptonville area. Fire personnel and apparatus will be on-scene and monitoring the piles till they are secure for the evening. Smoke will be visible from Highway 49 and Marysville Road. Please drive with extra caution when traveling through this area.

December 18, 2018 at 8:47 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is always required in Truckee.  It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles.  For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM.

December 18, 2018 at 8:32 AM Light precip to the north, more unsettled weather by the end of the week. A weak frontal band will be moving through northern California this afternoon and tonight bringing light rain and high elevation snow to parts of the north state. Any Precipitation should remain north of Sacramento. Slightly heavier more widespread precipitation is expected Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.

December 17, 2018 at 8:35 AM Dry weather returns for most of the week. Weather system exits to the east today with drier weather returning for much of the region. Another weather system will bring a chance of light precipitation by the end of the week.

December 17, 2018 at 8:07 AM How will you know there is an emergency? Preparing for Wildfire Season in Nevada County – Week 2: Emergency notification systems.

December 17, 2018 at 8:06 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is always required in Truckee. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM.

December 15, 2018 at 8:53 AM Rain and snow late Sunday into Monday, then a dry week ahead. A strong/wet system will impact the area Sunday-Monday. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Sunday into late Monday morning for elevations above 5500 feet. Difficult travel conditions are likely.

December 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM An injured deer in the roadway on Hwy 49 at McKnight is causing drivers to swerve. Please use caution in the area.

December 14, 2018 at 7:20 AM A weak weather system will be making its way through northern California today and tonight. Precipitation amounts are expected to be light so snow impacts over the Sierra should be minimal. Slippery conditions will be likely, however, this evening and tonight as well as visibility reductions due to blowing snow.

A bigger Pacific storm is forecast to move through Northern California late Sunday into Monday. This storm is expected to drop enough snowfall on the Sierra Cascade passes to create significant travel impacts. Snowfall amounts of 8-12 inches are expected over the major Sierra passes between late Sunday evening and Monday evening. The highest locations could see over 2 feet of snow during this time period. Snow levels are expected to vary from 5500 to 6500 feet so the passes on interstate 80 and highway 50going to or from the Tahoe area are likely to be impacted.

The heaviest snowfall is expected late Sunday night and early Monday but snow is likely to begin earlier and the forecast timing could change.

Be sure and check the latest weather and road reports if planning travel into the Sierra late this weekend and early next week. Be prepared with winter like conditions. Carry tire chains and supplies and expect delays.

December 13, 2018 at 12:35 PM Nevada County Sheriff’s Office: Nevada County’s Eric Rood Administration Center received a bomb threat in the 11 o’clock hour. Many organizations and agencies in the region as well as across the Country have received similar threats.

The Eric Rood Administration Center was evacuated and an investigative sweep was conducted. No explosive devices were found and the building has been cleared for reentry. All services have resumed normal service.

December 13, 2018 at 12:29 PM Grass Valley Police: On today’s date at about 1120 hours several businesses within Nevada County received bomb threats via email. The email stated that the businesses must pay money by way of Bitcoin or the bombs would detonate. The Grass Valley Police Department along with other local law enforcement agencies take these threats seriously. We were able to confirm that the threats are a hoax similar to other numerous emailed bomb threats occurring across the country. Should you receive an email similar to this please notify the Nevada County Dispatch Center at (530) 265-7880.

December 13, 2018 at 12:18 PM A bomb threat called in to the Nevada County Rood Center resulted in an evacuation of the premises. The report turned out to be a hoax. NID received a similar call, also considered a hoax. Grass Valley PD investigated this threat and have determined it to be a hoax.  Reports of other agencies receiving the same threat are emerging.

December 13, 2018 at 9:36 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is always required in Truckee. It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles. For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM.

December 13, 2018 at 8:28 AM Light to moderate precip over the next few days, windy on Friday again. The next 7 days will have a mix of weather with a few Pacific weather systems bringing precipitation. The first relatively weak system will move through Friday afternoon and night bringing light rain and mountain snow with minimal impacts. Sunday/Monday will see a stronger system pass through NorCal. Valley rain will be moderate but Sierra snow at pass levels will likely be enough to cause travel issues. Another weak system will pass through NorCal Tuesday but is likely to cause only minimal weather issues.

December 13, 2018 at 8:15 AM The Yuba River Ranger District is planning to continue pile burning at Rebel Ridge Trailhead area. They will have fire personnel and apparatus on-scene until the hand piles have burned down. Smoke will be visible from Highway 49 and Marysville Road. Please drive with extra caution when traveling through this area.

December 12, 2018 at 9:20 PM A beautiful sunset pictured, captured by Eric Schwartz on the NU campus.

December 12, 2018 at 8:42 PM Power lines and a pole blocking the roadway on Brunswick Road at Greenhorn. The roadway is closed, emergency services are on scene. PG&E is on scene at the outage location, 2 customers are without power at this time.

December 12, 2018 at 9:45 AM The American River Ranger District will be burning piles on Mosquito Road near the Big Trees day use area today. The plan is to burn up to 10 acres only. Fire personnel will be on scene, there is no need to report the smoke.

December 12, 2018 at 7:59 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is always required in Truckee.  It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles.  For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM.

December 12, 2018 at 7:34 AM Breezy and warmer today, weekend systems bring back rain and snow. A couple of Pacific weather systems will be moving through NorCal over the next several days. The first will be on Friday where light amounts of snow will fall down to around 5000 feet. A second slightly stronger system will pass through NorCal Sunday through Monday. Snow levels of around 5000-6000 feet are expected with several inches of snow over the passes likely to cause some travel difficulty.

December 11, 2018 at 9:14 PM All units have been released from the chimney fire on Willow Valley Road.

December 11, 2018 at 9:09 PM One medic and Chief 52 to continue in to the vehicle accident, all others can cancel.

December 11, 2018 at 9:07 PM Three-car accident on Lower Colfax near Rattlesnake Road. Engines are on scene, the roadway is open.

December 11, 2018 at 9:06 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties. Burning is always prohibited in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. A burn permit from the fire department is always required in Truckee.  It is illegal to burn painted or treated wood, plywood, plastic or anything other than natural vegetation from the property where you are burning. It is also illegal to burn piles comprised mainly of leaves or pine needles.  For maximum smoke dispersion, please burn between 9 AM and 3 PM.

December 11, 2018 at 7:51 AM Dry weather continues until the end of the week. Locally breezy north winds will return to the region on Wednesday.

December 10, 2018 at 3:57 PM Be prepared Nevada County! Week 1 of 25: Take inventory

December 10, 2018 at 3:47 PM Motorcycle accident on Rough And Ready Hwy / Matas Wecks Dr. Emergency services are on scene.

December 10, 2018 at 10:20 AM News release from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. Last night, patrol deputies were dispatched to the 17000 block of You Bet Road after passersby located a 50-year-old man on the side of the road with a severe laceration to his throat. Original reports to our patrol deputies indicated the injury was the result of a mountain lion attack; however, a joint investigation between this agency and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has found this claim to be unsubstantiated. More: https://yubanet.com/regional/incident-on-you-bet-road-not-a-mountain-lion-attack/

December 10, 2018 at 9:41 AM Yuba River Ranger District is planning to burn hand piles along Old Camptonville Road and 47 Road (Pendola Area). Smoke will be visible from Bullards Bar Reservoir, Highway 49, and Marysville Road. Fire personnel and apparatus will be on-scene. Please drive with extra caution when traveling through these areas.

December 10, 2018 at 7:51 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties.

December 10, 2018 at 7:34 AM Light drizzle through tomorrow, then a dry week ahead. Light amounts of precipitation are expected today across interior NorCal as a weak weather system moves through the area.Light drizzle through tomorrow, then a dry week ahead.

December 9, 2018 at 6:51 PM The alleged mountain lion attack has not been confirmed. The patient has been transported.

December 9, 2018 at 6:34 PM At this time, the extent of injuries and the status of the victim of a possible mountain lion attack has not been released.

December 8, 2018 at 10:03 AM The 2018 Nevada County Food and Toy Run will depart the Rood Center at noon. The escorted procession leaves the Rood Center for a non-stop ride to the Fairgrounds, passing through Nevada City and Grass Valley. Get a good viewing spot and wave the the thousands of riders!

December 7, 2018 at 8:17 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties – ONLY with a valid burn permit.

December 7, 2018 at 7:41 AM Series of weak systems over the area in the coming days. This weekend will see a mixture of weather with dry conditions to start and precip spreading over the region late in the weekend. Saturday will be the better day for outdoor activities as it should be mainly dry. A weak Pacific storm system is forecast to move into NorCal Sunday bringing rain and mountain snow to the northern half of the region during the day with light precipitation spreading southward in the evening.

December 6, 2018 at 9:33 AM A few dry days before the next weak system arrives. NorCal will see a mixed bag of weather over the next few days. Today and Friday should be mostly dry as an upper low moves into SoCal. A weak system will skim the far north state early Saturday impacting only the far north state. A stronger system is expected to impact most of NorCal early next week but precipitation amounts do not appear will be excessive.

December 6, 2018 at 8:48 AM Donner Memorial State Park is burning multiple piles within the park boundaries, expect lots of smoke in the area for a couple of days while they are smoldering. Crews are monitoring the piles which are surrounded by snow. If you have concerns feel free to call Rich Adams at Donner Memorial State Park 530-582-7894.

December 6, 2018 at 8:33 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties – ONLY with a valid burn permit.

December 5, 2018 at 2:34 PM As a reminder, the Wildfire Preparedness and Prevention Town Hall starts at 6:00 pm tonight in the Board Chambers at the Rood Center. See you there!

December 5, 2018 at 10:52 AM The drill at NID is over and normal business operations have resumed.

December 5, 2018 at 8:30 AM Starting at 9:30 an active shooter drill will take place at the NID offices. Please avoid the area – normal services will not be available during the drill.

December 5, 2018 at 8:27 AM Some showers today, then a brief dry spell ahead of a stronger storm system early next week. Some light rain and snow is forecast tonight through Wednesday night. Less than half an inch of precipitation is expected, with snow totals from 2 to 6 inches. Looking ahead, there is the potential for a stronger storm early next week so stay tuned to the forecast.

December 4, 2018 at 12:04 PM Kim Franza has had her permitted, non-releasable educational Harris’s Hawk escape from her home. She lives on Jan Rd. near Hill St. NE of downtown Grass Valley. Hawk is dark brown and cinnamon colored, nearly the size of a Red-tailed Hawk. These hawks are commonly found in the Southwest, so it will look very unusual in our area. Please call or text her if you see the bird. He went missing at 11 A.M. this morning, December 4, 2018. Thank you. 530 575-5663

December 4, 2018 at 8:12 AM Light rain between now and Wednesday night. Less than half an inch of precipitation is expected, with snow totals from 3 to 6 inches above 5000′. Looking ahead, there is the potential for a stronger storm early next week

December 3, 2018 at 10:49 AM Accident on Tyler Foote Road on the San Juan Ridge. Overturned vehicle on the side of the road. Emergency services on scene.

December 3, 2018 at 9:41 AM American River Ranger District is pile burning today. 20 acres at Sugar Pine and 1 acre at Big Trees. Smoke will be visible from I-80 and the Auburn/Foresthill area. Fire personnel and apparatus will be on-scene.

December 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM Yuba River Ranger District is planning to conduct prescribed pile burning along Moonshine Road, Bullards Bar Work Center (Vista Point), and along Marysville Road (Rebel Ridge Trailhead). Smoke will be visible from Bullards Bar Reservoir, Marysville Road, and Highway 49. Fire personnel and apparatus will be on-scene. Please drive with extra caution when traveling through this area.

December 3, 2018 at 7:23 AM Chance of rain and snow through Wednesday. Some light rain and snow is forecast tonight through Wednesday night. Less than half an inch of precipitation is expected, with snow totals from 2 to 6 inches. Looking ahead, there is the potential for a stronger storm early next week so stay tuned to the forecast.

December 3, 2018 at 7:18 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties – ONLY with a valid burn permit.

December 1, 2018 at 2:34 PM Ahead of the December 5th Town Hall on Wildfire Preparedness, here are areas of concern within Nevada County. Click on the upper left-hand double arrow to see the legend. If you have a specific area of concern and don’t see it listed, simply email townhall@yubanet.com and we’ll add it to the map. Likewise, ideas and comments are welcome at the same email address.

December 1, 2018 at 9:53 AM Mountain Travel Impacts with Lower Snow Levels through the early evening. Mountain snow today with snow levels down to 4000 feet. Mountain travel difficulties likely through the evening hours. Dry Sunday and Monday with morning valley fog. Next chance of precipitation next Tuesday.

December 1, 2018 at 9:16 AM A cold storm system with low snow levels will continue impacting the area through the early evening. This system will bring mountain travel impacts to the Sierra, snow levels will be as low as 3000 feet. The time for the greatest travel impact will be from 9 am to 12 pm. Another extended period of wet weather is likely beginning Monday night and lasting through the week, at this time precipitation amounts do not look to be heavy. Rainfall amounts are not forecast to be heavy enough to cause flood concerns for burn areas at this time.

December 1, 2018 at 9:15 AM Placer County Sheriff: Chain control on I-80 from Baxter to Nevada state line.

⛓Chains required on SR 267 from Truckee to Kings Beach.

⛓ Chains required on SR 89 from Truckee to Tahoe City south to El Dorado Co.

⛓ Chains required on SR 28 from Tahoe City east for 4 miles. ⚠️

December 1, 2018 at 12:01 AM Last month’s log can be found here.