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December 31, 2022 at 10:47 PM Power outage in county has been reduced to 1,416 customers. Several smaller outages are affecting another 200 customers approximately.

December 31, 2022 at 8:31 PM Boulders in the roadway on Hwy 49 near Brewer Road.

December 31, 2022 at 8:30 PM Large tree blocking both lanes on Moonshine Road at Sioux Trail.

December 31, 2022 at 8:20 PM Power outage in Brownsville and Challenge affecting 889 customers, estimated time of restoration is 1:15 am.

December 31, 2022 at 8:03 PM Debris flow, large boulders in the roadway on Hwy 49 at Reader Ranch Road.

December 31, 2022 at 7:08 PM Bovine stroll alert: Black cow in the roadway on Hwy 49 at Reader Ranch Road.

December 31, 2022 at 6:38 PM Power outage affecting 2,820 customers in the Lime Kiln and Wolf Road area and up to Forest Springs Mobile Home Park. No estimate of restoration yet, trouble crew has been dispatched.

December 31, 2022 at 6:19 PM Tree in the roadway on Hwy 49 near Nishinam Gulch, the roadway is partially blocked.

December 31, 2022 at 4:43 PM Reader report of a tree down on Hwy 174 near the Cedar Ridge Y and Cedar Ridge.

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December 31, 2022 at 4:36 PM Reader Mike stopped at the 49’er Bridge and shared these photos.

December 31, 2022 at 4:33 PM Oregon Creek at 3:00 pm today. Photo by Remy.

December 31, 2022 at 2:24 PM Yesterday morning the flow of the South Yuba river at the 49’er bridge was measured at 200 cfs. Current flow is 6,200 cfs. Thanks to reader Joe for sharing this video.

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December 31, 2022 at 1:04 PM Murphy IC reports the patient has been extricated and is being transported. Firefighters are packing up the rescue gear.

December 31, 2022 at 12:11 PM Per Murphy IC: Vehicle into the creek on Murphy, on the Tyler Foote side, one patient who is alert. Car is about 15 ft. off the roadway in the creek.

December 31, 2022 at 12:00 PM Rescue underway on Murphy Road on the San Juan Ridge, emergency services are at scene for a vehicle off the roadway.

December 31, 2022 at 11:52 AM Flood warning in effect until 10:00 pm for portions of central and northern California, including the following counties, in central California, Placer. In northern California, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba. Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations is occurring. Rockslides and mudslides have occurred in steep terrain. Numerous roads remain closed due to flooding. Streams continue to rise due to excess runoff from earlier rainfall. Low-water crossings are inundated with water and may not be passable.

December 31, 2022 at 10:08 AM Westbound Hwy 20 is closed while the overturned truck is being removed. Thanks to reader Mike for the photo.

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December 31, 2022 at 9:41 AM Overturned vehicle, no injuries reported, on westbound Hwy 20 at Mooney Flat Road.

December 31, 2022 at 9:01 AM Non-injury accident on Wolf Road at Wolf Ridge Court. Pickup into a fence.

December 30, 2022 at 10:26 PM The Brunswick outage has been reduced to 225 customers.

December 30, 2022 at 10:02 PM Truckee River at Truckee (TRCC1). A change in flood category has been forecasted Previous Forecasted flood stage was: Near Flood Stage, New Forecasted flood stage is: Minor Flooding Forecasted

December 30, 2022 at 9:55 PM The Brunswick outage has been reduced to 920 customers.

December 30, 2022 at 9:30 PM PG&E reports 2,567 customers out from Brunswick to Nevada City and along Hwy 49 to Newtown. Estimated restoration time of 1:00 am.

December 30, 2022 at 9:00 PM Reported power outage in the Brunswick area.

December 30, 2022 at 7:33 PM Tree in the roadway on Hwy 49 at Gautier Drive in south county, the eastbound slow lane is blocked.

December 30, 2022 at 6:31 PM Solo vehicle accident on eastbound Hwy 49 at the Brunswick on ramp, the roadway is clear.

December 30, 2022 at 6:07 PM Debris flow on Hwy 20 at Excelsior Point Road past the Omega area.

December 30, 2022 at 6:07 PM Large boulders in the roadway blocking the entire road on Hwy 49 at Oak Tree Road on the San Juan Ridge.

December 30, 2022 at 5:59 PM Boulder in the roadway caused a solo vehicle accident on Hwy 174 just at the bridge. The lanes are blocked, emergency services at scene.

December 30, 2022 at 5:18 PM The National Weather Service as issued an Areal Flood Advisory for the Truckee/Northstar area. If needed sand bags are available at the Northstar CSD Sand Barn located at 51 Trimont. Please see northstarcsd.org and click on the ticker across the top of the screen for further directions.

December 30, 2022 at 4:00 PM Solo vehicle accident, car over the embankment after hydroplaning, on Hwy 20 at the McCourtney off ramp.

December 30, 2022 at 3:46 PM Lower Colfax Road is flooded at Orzalli Road in Chicago Park. Culvert appears blocked.

December 30, 2022 at 3:35 PM Debris flow and rocks in the roadway on Moonshine Road near Hwy 49.

December 30, 2022 at 2:40 PM Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley – and the large storm hasn’t even started.

December 30, 2022 at 12:18 PM Mudslide, debris flow is partially covering the roadway on Hwy 174 at the Bear River Bridge on the Nevada County side.

December 30, 2022 at 11:16 AM Lancelot, an 11-year old Poodle, got lost on his quest yesterday afternoon on Lone Lobo Trail. He was wearing a camo vest, and is chipped and tagged. If you have seen him, please contact 530-557-5895.

December 30, 2022 at 10:44 AM Power outage affecting 20 customers along Elnora Drive in Penn Valley, estimated restoration time is 2:30 pm.

December 30, 2022 at 10:39 AM Solo vehicle accident, car spun out, at the Empire Street off ramp. Now would be a good time to reduce your speed and avoid hydroplaning.

December 30, 2022 at 10:18 AM Two ladders in the lanes on eastbound Hwy 49 at the Dorsey Drive on ramp. Use caution.

December 30, 2022 at 10:09 AM Tree in the roadway on Oak Tree Road near Robinson Road on the San Juan Ridge.

December 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM Rock and debris flows at the 49’er Bridge on Hwy 49 between Nevada City and North San Juan, use extreme caution in the area.

December 30, 2022 at 9:56 AM Flooding expected with widespread moderate to heavy rainfall through Saturday. Prolonged series of wet storms with fluctuating snow levels into next week. Heaviest precipitation today – Saturday and Wednesday – Thursday. Minor to moderate flooding of rivers and small streams and areal flooding of flood-prone locations expected today – Saturday due to heavy rain. Breezy southerly winds are expected through Saturday afternoon and Wednesday – Thursday. Isolated thunderstorms are possible Saturday in the Valley and foothills, bringing brief moderate to heavy rainfall. Significant mountain snow with lower snow levels & mountain travel impacts possible Wednesday – Thursday.

December 30, 2022 at 9:45 AM Non-injury accident on Hwy 49 at the Empire Street on ramp.

December 30, 2022 at 9:41 AM Hydrologic Alert for Yuba River above Marysville. Change in Forecasted flood status from No Flooding to Near Flood Stage.

December 30, 2022 at 9:30 AM From the Sierra Avalanche Center: A strong atmospheric river storm will impact our forecast region over the next couple days with heavy rain and high elevation snow. Large and destructive avalanches that run long distances are expected. Travel in, near, or below avalanche terrain is not recommended. The Sierra Avalanche Center has issued a Backcountry Avalanche Watch for the Central Sierra Nevada from Yuba Pass to Ebbetts Pass, including the Greater Lake Tahoe Area. This watch is in effect from 6:00 PM Thursday until 7:00 AM PST Sunday.

December 30, 2022 at 9:28 AM Six black cows, some have white, taking a stroll on Castaway Court and on the move in Rough and Ready reports reader Laura.

December 30, 2022 at 8:09 AM Last night’s power outage is still affecting 64 customers along Red Dog Road in Nevada City. The estimated restoration time has been pushed to 10:30 am.

December 30, 2022 at 7:22 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 29, 2022 at 8:42 PM 72 customers out of power along Banner Quaker Hill Road, trouble crew has been assigned, estimated time of restoration is 12:45 am.

December 29, 2022 at 6:47 PM No bovine stroll alert in a while, so here’s a dancing Turkey on the roof to tide you over.

December 29, 2022 at 12:54 PM Roadway is clear again after an accident on Brunswick Road.

Photo by Bird

December 29, 2022 at 12:02 PM Tree into the power lines on Westerlinen Way near Cook Road in Rough and Ready, emergency services dispatched.

December 29, 2022 at 11:28 AM Non-injury accident on Duggans Road near Wolf Road, the roadway is partially blocked.

December 29, 2022 at 10:46 AM Max, the missing Main Coon, has resumed his position as feline overlord on Hubbard Road, all is well.

December 29, 2022 at 9:37 AM The National Weather Service predicts significantly WET and COLD weather Thursday and Friday nights, December 29th and 30th. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol for Thursday and Friday nights.

December 29, 2022 at 9:30 AM Strongest storm Friday through Saturday with flooding expected, storms continue through next week.

December 29, 2022 at 9:12 AM This big boy, a grey Maine Coon, weighing in at about 20 pounds and 2 ft long wandered off from Hubbard Road in Grass Valley (off Nevada City Hwy) last night. He answers to Max – as much as cats answer – and he is chipped. If you see him, please contact 530-263-4575.

December 29, 2022 at 6:34 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 28, 2022 at 9:12 PM A main water break on Jordon Street in Nevada City is prompting a street closure and water is being shut off to customers on the street. Public Works is at scene.

December 28, 2022 at 1:21 PM The roadway is clear again in Hwy 49 near the Brunswick off ramp.

December 28, 2022 at 12:40 PM Accident on eastbound Hwy 49 at the Brunswick off ramp, all lanes are blocked. Emergency services are at scene.

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December 28, 2022 at 10:45 AM Accident on Hwy 174 at Orchard Springs Road, emergency services dispatched.

December 28, 2022 at 9:50 AM Solo vehicle off the roadway on Lawrence Way near Norlene Way in Alta Sierra. Watch for icy patches and reduce your speed.

December 28, 2022 at 9:02 AM Series of storms continues, another strong storm Friday and Saturday. Prolonged series of wet storms with fluctuating snow levels into next week. Snow melt and runoff at mid-elevations initially. No major flooding expected, but small creeks and streams will rise. Heaviest rain Saturday morning through the afternoon hours, mainly from I-80 south

December 28, 2022 at 7:23 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 27, 2022 at 7:22 PM Overturned vehicle at the Sacramento Street on ramp of Hwy 49 in Nevada City. Emergency services at scene, the slow lane is closed.

December 27, 2022 at 2:00 PM Heads up: Cement Hill Road in Nevada City is closed to traffic at this time from Golden Oaks Court to West Piper Lane. PG&E crews are replacing two poles and repairing down power lines. Estimated reopening is 6:00 pm tonight.

December 27, 2022 at 1:58 PM They really don’t mind standing in the rain.

December 27, 2022 at 12:44 PM The 15 separate outages affecting Nevada County are set to be restored by 6:00 pm today. Placer County is experiencing 11 outages affecting 223 customers, restoration times vary between 3:00 and 4:00 pm. In Yuba County, 20 customers are affected by 6 outages, 500 customers are out in El Dorado County.

December 27, 2022 at 12:33 PM The sole traffic light in Nevada City at Hwy 49 and North Bloomfield is stuck on red. Caltrans has been notified.

December 27, 2022 at 9:25 AM Reader Jacquie reports trees down at Murphy and Lost River Rd. on the San Juan Ridge, the road is partially blocked.

December 27, 2022 at 9:04 AM Strongest storm exiting today, more storms this week with another strong storm Friday and Saturday. Strong winds diminishing this morning. Isolated thunderstorms this afternoon into this evening for the northern half of the Sacramento Valley and foothills. Prolonged series of wet storms with fluctuating snow levels through New Years weekend. Snow melt and runoff at mid-elevations initially. No major flooding expected, but small creeks and streams will rise.

December 27, 2022 at 8:55 AM Thanks to reader Janet for this photo from Cement Hill Road near Piper Lane early this morning. As of right now, 12 power outages in Nevada County are affecting 660 PG&E customers. Be safe out there.

December 27, 2022 at 8:37 AM Over the past 12 hours, YubaNet HQ’s CoCoRaHS gauge has recorded2.1 inches of rain.

December 27, 2022 at 8:04 AM Lines in the roadway on Cement Hill and West Piper Lane i Nevada City.

December 27, 2022 at 5:59 AM Solo vehicle accident on Hwy 49 at Marysville Road in the Camptonville area, emergency services dispatched.

December 27, 2022 at 5:53 AM Large tree is blocking Ballantree Lane at McCourtney Road.

December 27, 2022 at 5:21 AM Tree down on Indian Springs Road near Eddy Ranch Road and Indian Springs Road, roadway is blocked.

December 27, 2022 at 5:18 AM Tree blocking the roadway on Spenceville Road and Elnora Drive in the Penn Valley area, lines down in the roadway.

December 27, 2022 at 4:13 AM Power outage affecting 428 customers along Hwy 49 in Nevada City, estimated restoration time is 8:30 am.

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December 27, 2022 at 3:43 AM Vehicle into a ditch on Wolf Road at Hwy 49.

December 27, 2022 at 2:44 AM Power outage affecting 132 customers between Dutch Flat and Baxter, estimated time of restoration is 6:15 am.

December 27, 2022 at 2:42 AM Power outage affecting 59 customers on Echo Ridge Drive in Grass Valley. Trouble crew dispatched, estimated time of restoration is 6:30 am.

December 27, 2022 at 2:36 AM Tree down on Pleasant Valley Road near John Born Road, the roadway is partially blocked.

December 27, 2022 at 2:35 AM Tree blocking the roadway on Hwy 20 just before White Cloud.

December 27, 2022 at 2:17 AM Outage along Idaho-Maryland Road is now affecting 309 customers, restoration time is 5:30 am.

December 27, 2022 at 1:53 AM According to reader James, a tree is blocking the roadway on the 14300 block of Idaho-Maryland Road.

December 27, 2022 at 1:39 AM Power outage affecting 35 customers off Idaho-Maryland Road and Lee Lane, estimated restoration time is 5:30 am.

December 27, 2022 at 1:37 AM Power outage affecting 738 customers along Forbestown Road south of Lake Oroville. Estimated time of restoration is 5:00 am.

December 27, 2022 at 1:34 AM Power outage affecting 54 customers along Cement Hill Road in Nevada City, estimated restoration time is 5:15 am.

December 27, 2022 at 1:06 AM Tree into the powerlines on Wet Hill Road in Nevada City, emergency services dispatched.

December 26, 2022 at 11:53 PM Power outage affecting 12 customers along Bennett Street near Ophir Street in Grass Valley, a trouble crew has been assigned, estimated restoration time is 3:15 am.

December 26, 2022 at 10:14 PM Units at scene on Hwy 174 report a solo vehicle accident on Hwy 174, minor to no injuries, all occupants are out of the vehicle.

December 26, 2022 at 10:06 PM Vehicle accident on Hwy 174 near Rollins Lake Road, units dispatched.

December 26, 2022 at 10:04 PM Hwy 20 near Omega Road is partially blocked by a tree in the roadway.

December 26, 2022 at 9:51 PM Firefighters have contained the cooking fire on Chaparral Drive, canceling all incoming units.

December 26, 2022 at 9:48 PM Chaparral IC reports there is smoke showing, they are making access into the structure now.

December 26, 2022 at 9:42 PM First unit has arrived on Chaparral Circle, nothing showing in the front of the house. They will investigate.

December 26, 2022 at 9:38 PM Reported possible structure fire on Chaparral Circle in Penn Valley, units dispatched.

December 26, 2022 at 4:51 PM

December 26, 2022 at 3:40 PM Units at scene on Mt. Olive have contained the small fire. Video courtesy Peardale Chicago Park Fire.

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December 26, 2022 at 3:01 PM Report of a residential structure fire on Mount Olive Road near Mountain Lion Road in the Chicago Park area, emergency services dispatched.

December 26, 2022 at 2:41 PM Useful tips from Peardale Chicago Park Fire!

December 26, 2022 at 11:42 AM Power outage affecting 86 customers in south county along Salt Creek Road and Pioneer Way, estimated time of restoration is 2:15 pm.

December 26, 2022 at 10:14 AM Given the latest forecast from the National Weather Service in Sacramento, calling for damaging winds tonight and into Tuesday, now is the time for some last-minute storm prep.

December 26, 2022 at 9:44 AM Vehicle over the embankment on Tyler Foote Crossing Road near Ananda Way. Emergency services dispatched.

December 26, 2022 at 9:16 AM Damaging winds tonight-Tuesday, prolonged series of atmospheric river storms this week into the weekend. Strong and damaging winds tonight – Tuesday will create hazardous driving conditions along with possible widespread power outages. Prolonged series of wet storms with fluctuating snow levels Tuesday – New Years weekend. Snow melt and runoff at mid-elevations initially. No major flooding expected, but small creeks and streams will rise with localized urban flooding.

December 26, 2022 at 8:50 AM Today is a No Burn Day in Placer County.

December 26, 2022 at 8:36 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 25, 2022 at 8:10 PM Just a shout out to all the first responders, law enforcement, healthcare workers and dispatchers on duty today. Thank you for your service, especially today.

December 25, 2022 at 7:58 PM Missing dog Last seen 12/24 on the San Juan Ridge at the corner of Cruzon Grade/Tyler Foote Road. Female Queensland/pit mix. 60 lbs Missing tip of left ear. White lightning bolt mark on the back of her head. Answers to the name “Rye”. She is approximately 12 years old. Very sweet. Contact Cedar at 530-575-9669 if you find her.

December 25, 2022 at 9:05 AM Today is a no burn day in Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra counties. That includes gift wrappings!

December 24, 2022 at 4:35 PM First unit has arrived on Daffodil Court, reports the fire has been extinguished. All incoming resources have been canceled.

December 24, 2022 at 4:29 PM Report of a possible residential structure fire on Daffodil Court off Penn Valley Drive in Penn Valley. All occupants are out of the building.

December 24, 2022 at 4:27 PM Solo vehicle accident, car down the embankment, on Hwy 49 near Old Downieville Hwy. Emergency services at scene.

December 24, 2022 at 1:12 PM High Wind Watch now in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday morning. Winter Storm Watch now in effect for the higher elevations from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening.

December 24, 2022 at 12:57 PM Lexie is safely back with her humans, all is well.

December 24, 2022 at 12:39 PM Lost pup – Lexie, a female light brown Corgie mix, has been lost around noon on La Barr Pines Drive in Grass Valley. She and her humans are visiting from out of town, if you have seen her or have her, please call 707-953-8801.

December 24, 2022 at 10:33 AM Prolonged series of wet storms with fluctuating snow levels Tuesday – New Year’s weekend. Rain moves in sometime midday Monday to Monday night; heaviest rain expected Tuesday. Moderate to heavy rain may lead to roadway ponding and minor nuisance flooding of poor drainage areas, creating difficult commute conditions with slick roads. Rises on small streams and creeks likely with localized urban flooding.

December 24, 2022 at 8:30 AM In keeping with tradition, we have NORAD’s Santa Tacker!

December 24, 2022 at 8:15 AM Today is a NO BURN DAY in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties

December 23, 2022 at 8:00 PM Season’s Greetings from us to you.

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December 23, 2022 at 6:53 PM Hwy 49 at Brunswick is fully open again.

December 23, 2022 at 6:11 PM Vehicle accident on Hwy 49 at Brunswick Road, solo vehicle overturned.

December 23, 2022 at 6:07 PM Multi-car accident on Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive, the roadway is partially blocked – emergency services at scene.

December 23, 2022 at 4:34 PM The wayward Pointer found near Pike will be home with her humans shortly, all is well.

December 23, 2022 at 3:47 PM Vehicle vs bicycle on Dog Bar Road near Wheeler Cross Road. Emergency services dispatched.

December 23, 2022 at 3:45 PM Readers have found a young, likely purebred, chocolate Pointer. She was ravenously hungry and cowering in the middle of ridge road near Pike at the Sierra County line. If this is your pup, please contact 415-309-4837.

December 23, 2022 at 3:35 PM Vehicle vs pedestrian on Derbec Road off Back Bone Road on the San Juan Ridge. Emergency services dispatched.

December 23, 2022 at 11:55 AM Peardale Chicago Park Fire PIO Daniel Ramey shared the following: On December 21st, local fire and law enforcement agencies worked with Homeland Security on an active shooter training at the Sierra College, Grass Valley campus. Participants learned about Cold, Warm and Hot zones for rapidly rescuing victims in hostile environments. Fire and law enforcement personnel were rapidly put together to create a Rescue Task Force. Crews also trained on delegation of authority using the incident command system. They were then put into difficult situations where they had to make quick and precise decisions under pressure. In this video you will see victims as role-playing actors. All of these actors are students of Sierra College that volunteered to help with the training. We hope we never have to respond to these type of incidents, but we train for the worst. Agencies that were involved in the training were: Grass Valley Fire, Peardale Chicago Park Fire,
Penn Valley Fire, CAL FIRE, Nevada County Consolidated Fire, Grass Valley Police Department, State Parks, Homeland Security and Sierra Nevada Ambulance. Drone Footage: Nevada Yuba Placer CAL FIRE Unit. Other Photos / Videos by: Homeland Security and Peardale Chicago Park Fire.

December 23, 2022 at 8:54 AM Prolonged series of wet storms with fluctuating snow levels Tuesday – New Years weekend. Gusty winds with Storm #1 Tuesday. Snow melt and runoff expected at mid-elevations initially. No major flooding expected, but small creeks and streams will rise with localized urban flooding. Burn scar concerns are low at this time. Looks like a prolonged period of moderate to heavy rain but low threat of thunderstorms that produce the short-intensity, high rainfall rates that would near thresholds for debris flows.

December 22, 2022 at 8:38 PM A horse is strolling in the roadway on Simple Justice Road near Indian Springs Road.

December 22, 2022 at 4:33 PM Tomorrow, Friday, December 23, is a NO BURN DAY in Nevada County.

December 22, 2022 at 10:37 AM The McCourtney Road Transfer Station is adjusting its holiday hours and will be closing at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 24.

December 22, 2022 at 10:22 AM Solo vehicle accident on Hwy 49 at the Sacramento Street off ramp in Nevada City. No injuries reported, the center divide is blocked.

December 22, 2022 at 9:07 AM Prolonged series of wet, high snow level storms next week. Moderate to heavy rain may lead to roadway ponding and minor nuisance flooding of poor drainage areas, creating difficult commute conditions with slick roads. Rises on small streams and creeks likely with localized urban flooding. Timing of onset of rain is uncertain, as early as midday Monday to as late as early Tuesday – heaviest rain expected Tuesday and again late Wednesday – Thursday.

December 22, 2022 at 7:35 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 21, 2022 at 7:05 PM Firefighters at scene report the fire has been knocked down by the homeowner before their arrival, they will check for any residual heat and/or spread t the residence. They can handle with the resources at scene, canceling all incoming units.

December 21, 2022 at 7:03 PM Units at scene on Forest Glade Circle report everyone is out of the residence. Holding all incoming units at Forest Glade.

December 21, 2022 at 6:58 PM Residential structure fire reported on Forest Glade Circle off West Main Street in Grass Valley. Flames visible on the roof of the garage, homeowner is attempting to water down the house.

December 21, 2022 at 3:12 PM Hwy 49 near the 49’er bridge is fully open again.

December 21, 2022 at 1:56 PM Accident on hey 49 at the 49’er bridge, emergency services dispatched.

December 21, 2022 at 11:10 AM Pickup truck blocking the roadway on Tyler Foote Road near Murphy.

December 21, 2022 at 9:24 AM Dry and unseasonably mild Christmas weekend, wet and windy weather returns next week with high snow levels. Timing of onset of rain is uncertain, as early as midday Monday to as late as early Tuesday – heaviest rain expected Tuesday. Gusty winds may cause downed tree limbs and weakened trees and localized power outages. Unsecured items could be impacted, including temporary structures. Difficult driving conditions for high profile vehicles.

December 21, 2022 at 8:09 AM Tree into utility lines on Robinson Road on the San Juan Ridge, one injury reported, units dispatched.

December 21, 2022 at 7:42 AM Happy Winter Solstice!

December 21, 2022 at 7:30 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 20, 2022 at 3:51 PM Tomorrow is the last day for Holiday distribution at Interfaith Food Ministry. They will be CLOSED on Friday.

December 20, 2022 at 11:55 AM There’s a waiting line at the bird spa 🙂

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December 20, 2022 at 9:41 AM

December 20, 2022 at 7:08 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 19, 2022 at 10:57 AM Barrett IC reports it’s a flue fire, contained to the chimney. Cancelling all incoming units.

December 19, 2022 at 10:52 AM Units have arrived at scene on Barrett Street, smoke is showing from the attic.

December 19, 2022 at 10:42 AM Report of a possible residential structure fire in the Dutch Flat area on Barrett Street, smoke in the home – all residents are outside. Units dispatched.

December 19, 2022 at 9:12 AM Gradual warming trend starting mid-week, warm and dry holiday weekend. Weak weather systems will bring a chance of light precipitation to mainly the northern mountains Tuesday and again later Thursday – but no precip in our immediate area forecast. Significantly wetter weather could return mid to late next week.

December 19, 2022 at 6:46 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 19, 2022 at 6:39 AM Bitney Springs Road will open shortly once an overturned vehicle is removed out of the roadway near Rapp Road, close to Penn Valley Road.

December 18, 2022 at 7:35 PM Car vs tree on McCourtney Road near Metcalf Road. Emergency services dispatched.

December 18, 2022 at 7:28 PM Restoration time for the remaining 222 customers between Alta Sierra and Brewer Road is now midnight.

December 18, 2022 at 4:30 PM Power has been restored in the Lime Kiln area.

December 18, 2022 at 4:19 PM Power outage affecting 2,851 customers in Alta Sierra and greater Lime Kiln area, estimated time of restoration is 7:15 pm. Trouble crew is at scene, others are patrolling the lines in the outage vicinity.

December 18, 2022 at 9:37 AM Head-on collision on Rough and Ready Hwy near Bonanza Way, emergency services are at scene.

December 18, 2022 at 8:52 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 17, 2022 at 3:55 PM Cool and dry weather across interior NorCal continues. Holiday Travel Outlook, Interior Northern California December 17-25, 2022. Sat 17 – Mon 19, impact: None, Morning fog and frost. Tue 20, impact: Minor, Slight chance for mountain rain & snow showers. Wed 21, impact: None, Partly cloudy. Thu 22 impact: minor, Slight chance for mountain rain & snow showers. Fri 23 – Sun 25, impact: none, Partly cloudy.

December 17, 2022 at 10:14 AM P-22, the iconic mountain lion who roamed Southern California, has been euthanized following severe injuries from being hit by a car. The aging cat had other issues, but the extent of his injuries was too severe. P-22 went to sleep this morning at 9:00 am. RIP P-22.

December 17, 2022 at 9:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 16, 2022 at 8:24 PM Car on fire at Cornish Christmas in Grass Valley. Emergency responders are at scene.

December 16, 2022 at 6:45 AM Solo vehicle accident on Dog Bar Rad near Oak Ridge Drive.

December 16, 2022 at 6:45 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 15, 2022 at 2:33 PM ‘Tis the season? Christmas tree in the lanes on Hwy 49 near Banner Lava Cap Road, towards Nevada City.

December 15, 2022 at 2:17 PM Traffic hazard near the Gold Flat off ramp on Hwy 49 going towards Nevada City. Reduce your speed coming up that hill please.

December 15, 2022 at 1:18 PM 540 customers out of power along Mt. Vernon Road in the North Auburn area. No estimate for restoration yet.

December 15, 2022 at 8:45 AM Multiple cars spun out on McCourtney Road at Wolf Mountain Road, two cars down the embankment, stuck in the snow. The roadway is clear, but rather icy.

December 15, 2022 at 6:22 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 14, 2022 at 8:17 PM The board meeting of the Nevada Joint Union High School District featured the swearing in of three newly elected Board of Trustees members and the abrupt resignation of a Trustee.

December 14, 2022 at 4:58 PM Non-injury accident on the 13000 block of Rough and Ready Hwy, the roadway is clear.

December 14, 2022 at 9:23 AM Traffic hazard on Hwy 49 at the Dorsey Drive on ramp.

December 14, 2022 at 8:49 AM Accident on Ridge Road in Nevada City near Forsman Place. Use caution, roads are icy.

December 14, 2022 at 8:09 AM This sweet kitty is now out of the cold in the vicinity of Hwy 174 and the Greenhorn Access Road to Rollins Lake. Seems to be fairly young, but very friendly. If you lost your feline family member, contact 530-575-5015.

December 14, 2022 at 7:28 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 14, 2022 at 12:33 AM First unit at scene reports deck of the yurt is fully involved, but no threat to the vegetation. One more engine and a CAL FIRE resource to continue, all others can cancel.

December 14, 2022 at 12:29 AM First unit is arriving on Sunrise Road, reports this as a yurt on fire, now mostly extinguished.

December 14, 2022 at 12:07 AM Reports of explosions heard, possibly a vehicle fire into the vegetation on Sunrise Road off Clarks Road near Grizzly Hill School, units dispatched.

December 13, 2022 at 11:32 PM Accident on Hwy 174 at Rollins Lake Road, emergency services dispatched.

December 13, 2022 at 7:37 PM Possible structure fire in the Browns Valley RV Park, units dispatched.

December 13, 2022 at 7:02 PM Accident on Spenceville Road just past Indian Springs Road, emergency services at scene.

December 13, 2022 at 4:30 PM One lane is open on Hwy 174 near Maple Way, traffic is backed up. Firefighters are working to reopen both lanes shortly.

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December 13, 2022 at 3:55 PM Two-car accident on Hwy 174 at Maple Way, emergency services dispatched.

December 13, 2022 at 1:29 PM Banner Quaker Hill Road is now completely blocked with several cars spun out or stuck in the snow. Public Works notified for snow removal.

December 13, 2022 at 12:38 PM A reminder, the Cold Weather Shelter will be open today at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room.

December 13, 2022 at 12:08 PM A driver didn’t realize how much snow was on the roadway and got their car stuck in the middle of the roadway on Banner Quaker Hill Road near Pasquale Road.

December 13, 2022 at 12:06 PM Sesame Street, no not the TV program, but a private road off Banner Lava Cap, is blocked at this time.

December 13, 2022 at 10:17 AM Box drop on Hwy 49 near McKnight – loose metal items in the slow lane. Use caution and secure your cargo.

December 13, 2022 at 7:49 AM Blue, the wayward pittie is safely back home with his humans.

December 13, 2022 at 6:53 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 12, 2022 at 10:48 PM Bluenose pit, sweet, energetic boy. His name is Blue. He ran off his property near Hardy Way off North Bloomfield Rd, around 3:30pm Dec 11th. He has a white muzzle and some white on his paws. Please contact 510-388-9999 if you’ve seen him or have him.

December 12, 2022 at 4:22 PM Units at scene on Secret Town Road report a fully involved 1,200-sq ft residence, immediate threat to two trailers on the property. All units to continue in and PG&E to respond to the scene to deenergize the dropline.

December 12, 2022 at 4:10 PM Approximately 25 cars stuck on Pasquale Road and Red Dog Road. Black ice never thawed, now the roadway is completely blocked.

December 12, 2022 at 4:03 PM The reported structure fire is located on Secret Town Road, first units are arriving at scene, now reporting a fully involved structure.

December 12, 2022 at 3:55 PM Residential structure fire in the area of I-80 and Gold Run, reported as a roof on fire. Units dispatched.

December 12, 2022 at 2:00 PM Roadway is blocked on the 12000 block of Red Dog Road again, the roadway is still icy.

December 12, 2022 at 11:50 AM Accident on Pittsburg Road near Hawke Lane in Nevada City, car vs pole. Units dispatched.

December 12, 2022 at 11:33 AM Accident on Wheeler Cross Road near Rattlesnake Road, pickup truck on its side, roadway is partially blocked.

December 12, 2022 at 11:15 AM NCSO deputy was at scene and cleared the bricks, Brunswick is clear again.

December 12, 2022 at 11:10 AM Unintended Tetris – large amount of bricks in the roadway on Brunswick Road near Loma Rica Road. Public Works has been notified.

December 12, 2022 at 10:44 AM Tow trucks dispatched to Red Dog Road – road is closed at this time to allow for retrieval of the spun out cars. Reader Noah reports a 30-minute wait time and below freezing temps at the location.

December 12, 2022 at 9:43 AM Several vehicles have spun out on the icy roadway on Red Dog Road near Pasquale Road. One accident so far, no injuries reported. Use caution and reduce your speed.

December 12, 2022 at 9:38 AM Cold mornings this week. Dry weather returns this week with cold nights and below normal highs. Cold temperatures will impact persons living with homelessness and those without adequate heating. Sensitive plants left outdoors may be damaged or killed.

December 12, 2022 at 7:20 AM Accident on Hwy 49 at Combie Road, no injuries reported and the roadway is clear.

December 12, 2022 at 6:49 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 11, 2022 at 8:31 PM

December 11, 2022 at 8:10 PM Vehicles are spun out in the snow on Idaho-Maryland Road.

December 11, 2022 at 6:55 PM Vehicle over the embankment on Old Tunnel Road in Grass Valley, units dispatched.

December 11, 2022 at 6:27 PM This large, lost and very wet pup is on Lake City Road on the Ridge. He’s skittish, but a kind person has put out food for him in a shed. If this is your pup, contact YubaNet at 530-409-9888 and we’ll put you in touch with the finder.

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December 11, 2022 at 3:23 PM Accident on Idaho-Maryland Road, just past Brunswick Road. Extrication required, units dispatched.

December 11, 2022 at 10:34 AM Greenhorn Road is open again, tree has been cleared.

December 11, 2022 at 9:30 AM Electrical hazard, tree into power lines, on Robinson Road on the San Juan Ridge. Units dispatched.

December 11, 2022 at 9:13 AM Tree down across Greenhorn Road near Anvil. Thanks to reader Marshall for the heads up and the photo.

December 11, 2022 at 8:53 AM The pup Miriam found is safely back with his humans. All is well.

December 10, 2022 at 11:50 PM Found this little pup running down McCourtney Road heading south just south of Indian Springs Road at 11:15PM. Luckily was in a reflector red coat pictured. No tags. Text Miriam Limov at 530-913-6340 if this is your pup. We have it in a kennel wrapped in blankets to warm up in a heated room with food and water. It was shivering and soaking wet. Will bring to Sammie’s Friends Sunday morning. It has some abrasions.

December 10, 2022 at 11:09 PM Accident on Hwy 49 at Alta Sierra Drive, debris in the roadway.

December 10, 2022 at 9:52 PM A photo gallery by Penny Collins to highlight the 2022 Nevada County Food and Toy Run.

December 10, 2022 at 6:50 PM Reader photo from this afternoon on old Hwy 40, you can see the Rainbow bridge through the whiteout.

December 10, 2022 at 6:33 PM Caltrans: Here’s the latest update on the closure of I-80 in the Sierra: EB traffic is being turned around in Colfax: WB at the CA-NV stateline; and SR 20 closed at Nevada St. in Nevada City. Highway 267 is closed from 5 miles south of Truckee to Kings Beach because of multiple vehicle spinouts. No ETO. Traffic is being temporarily held on US 50 between Meyers and Echo Summit for avalanche control operations. Please be patient as our crews work to keep the roadway safe for travelers.

December 10, 2022 at 5:09 PM Outage along Auburn Road and Goodridge Way has been reduced to 63 customers. Estimated time of restoration is 7:00 pm.

December 10, 2022 at 3:48 PM Lanes are clear on Murphy Road.

December 10, 2022 at 3:40 PM Trees blocking the roadway on Murphy Road at Lost River Ranch Road on the San Juan Ridge.

December 10, 2022 at 3:24 PM I-80 is being closed from Colfax to the stateline due to whiteout conditions.

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December 10, 2022 at 2:44 PM Reader report of a tree down on Red Dog Rd near Lyle White Memorial Drive.

December 10, 2022 at 1:56 PM Tree down on Oak Tree Road near Tyler Foote Road, NSJ firefighters dispatched.

December 10, 2022 at 1:53 PM Accident on Hwy 49 at Nishinam Gulch just outside of Nevada City.

December 10, 2022 at 1:52 PM PG&E map indicates power has been restored to the Penn Valley and Lake Wildwood area.

December 10, 2022 at 1:50 PM Tree down on Hwy 174 at Somerset Drive, cars have to use the oncoming traffic lane to get around.

December 10, 2022 at 1:46 PM Tree partially blocking all lanes on Hwy 20 at the McCourtney off ramp.

December 10, 2022 at 1:44 PM Tree into a house on Lake Forest Drive, Lake Wildwood area.

December 10, 2022 at 1:25 PM An additional 517 customers without power on Indian Springs Road/McCourtney Road to Wolf Mountain Road.

December 10, 2022 at 1:13 PM Vehicle accident, extrication required, on Hwy 174 in the vicinity of Rollins Lake Road, units dispatched. Vehicle overturned, electrical lines down.

December 10, 2022 at 1:07 PM Tree down n the southbound lane of McCourtney Road near Willow Tree Lane.

December 10, 2022 at 12:50 PM Now 7,216 customers out of power in Penn Valley, Lake Wildwood and Rough & Ready.

December 10, 2022 at 12:31 PM Power outage affecting 100 customers in Lake Wildwood on Swallow Way and Hummingbird Drive.

December 10, 2022 at 12:21 PM Power has been restored to Lake Wildwood and Rough & Ready.

December 10, 2022 at 12:00 PM 38 customers out of power on Rock Creek Road, Nubian Way and Rockaway Place. Trouble crew has been dispatched.

December 10, 2022 at 11:55 AM Tree down on Tyler Foote at Cruzon Grade on the San Juan Ridge. Cars have to go off the roadway to get around.

December 10, 2022 at 11:51 AM As a reminder, The Nevada County Food and Toy Run will be leaving the Rood Center at noon and make their way to the Fairgrounds via Nevada City and Grass Valley. Expect some minor traffic delays and feel free to wave to the riders 🙂

December 10, 2022 at 10:50 AM Oak tree in the roadway, all lanes blocked, on Knolls Drive at Magnolia Road in the Lake of the Pines area.

December 10, 2022 at 10:46 AM Tree in the roadway, partially blocking at least one lane, on Bitney Springs Road near Newtown Road.

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December 10, 2022 at 10:16 AM Power outage on the San Juan Ridge has been resolved.

December 10, 2022 at 10:13 AM Near impossible mountain travel through the weekend, cold mornings to follow. Periods of moderate to heavy rain and mountain snow this weekend will create difficult to impossible mountain travel at times. Lingering showers into Monday morning. Strong wind in the Central Valley today with whiteout conditions possible in the mountains. Downed tree branches, possible power outages, and difficult driving conditions expected. Isolated thunderstorms are possible through the weekend in the Central Valley and foothills, bringing brief moderate to heavy rainfall, lightning, gusty wind, and small hail. Near to below freezing overnight lows in the Central Valley Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. Periods of heavy rain today may cause minor debris flows within the Mosquito Burn Scar area.

December 10, 2022 at 9:59 AM 913 customers without power in Sierra County.

December 10, 2022 at 9:55 AM Power outage affecting North San Juan, some 300 customers are without power.

December 10, 2022 at 9:25 AM Power outage affecting 3,443 customers in Lake Wildwood and Rough and Ready. PG&E trouble crew dispatched. No estimated time of restoration available yet.

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December 10, 2022 at 8:53 AM Power outage affecting 3,002 customers from Georgetown to Coloma along Hwy 193, no estimated time of restoration.

December 9, 2022 at 3:15 PM Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Shelter at 4:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday nights in Nevada City at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room and will accept guests until 8:00 p.m.

December 9, 2022 at 11:01 AM Significant winter storm tonight into early Monday. To put this weather system into perspective, this next system will be much stronger than yesterday’s system, and is expected to be even more impactful than last weekend’s system. Avoid mountain travel if possible. A Wind Advisory is in effect for strong winds Saturday. Downed trees & tree branches and power outages are possible. A strong winter storm will bring major mountain travel impacts late Friday through Sunday. 3-5 feet of snow, locally up to 6 feet, are possible above 5000 feet. Dangerous to near impossible mountain travel conditions. Extended periods of white out conditions, road closures, delays all likely.

December 9, 2022 at 9:07 AM Accident on Hwy 49, 1/2 mile west of Combie Road, no injuries reported.

December 9, 2022 at 7:55 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 8, 2022 at 11:19 PM Vehicle vs embankment on Greenhorn Road near La Noria Court.

December 8, 2022 at 10:13 PM The accident on Pleasant Valley Road has caused a power outage in the area. PG&E trouble crew dispatched.

December 8, 2022 at 10:06 PM Accident on Pleasant Valley Road near Hwy 20, car vs pole. Emergency services dispatched, pole is in the roadway.

December 8, 2022 at 8:48 PM Vehicle down the embankkment on Hwy 49 at Lime Kiln Road, emergency servcies at scene. Accident on Harley Court off Retrac way, solo vehicle vs mailboxes. Accident on Rough and Ready Hwy at Ranch Road, vehicle into a ditch.

December 8, 2022 at 7:02 PM Placer County Sheriff’s update: It is with a heavy heart we are updating the community that 16-year-old Dante de la Torre was found deceased this afternoon in a remote wooded area near the Gold Run Rest Stop. There is no indication Dante’s death was foul play. Dante will be taken to the Coroner’s Unit to undergo an examination. We offer our condolences to the de la Torre family and Dante’s friends during this unbelievably tragic time.

December 8, 2022 at 6:10 PM Placer County Sheriff: We are currently searching for 16-year-old Dante de la Torre, a Hispanic male juvenile who was reported missing last night. Dante went to the Gold Run rest stop area for a school project around 12:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, but did not return. It is believed Dante packed water bottles, a hand trowel or small shovel, and snow boots. He has had no contact with friends or family since then. We have deployed multiple resources to assist in the search for Dante. Dante has brown hair (buzz cut) and brown eyes, is 5’11, and weighs 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a tan jacket, blue sweatshirt, tan pants, and brown hiking boots. If you see Dante, please call our dispatch center immediately: (530) 886-5375. We are aware there are multiple civilian search parties interested in searching for Dante Delatorre, and while we appreciate the offer to help, this will only impede our search for him.

December 8, 2022 at 4:01 PM

December 8, 2022 at 2:10 PM If you missed the respiratory illnesses update:

December 8, 2022 at 9:43 AM Moderate mountain snow and valley rain through early Friday, followed by near impossible mountain travel late Friday through the weekend. Widespread, gusty winds Saturday will bring whiteout conditions over the mountains, possible power outages, and difficult driving conditions across the Valley. Isolated thunderstorms possible Saturday afternoon-evening in the Valley and foothills, bringing brief moderate to heavy rainfall.

December 8, 2022 at 9:12 AM There’s still time to register for the noon webinar with local physicians. They’ll talk about the Tripledemic of COVID-19, RSV and influenza and what you can do to keep safe. Register here.

December 8, 2022 at 8:17 AM Accident on McCourtney Road at Wolf Road, car off the roadway.

December 8, 2022 at 7:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 7, 2022 at 7:25 PM Solo vehicle off the roadway on Hwy 49 at Nishenam Gulch, emergency services dispatched.

December 7, 2022 at 7:20 PM All units released from the Norlene assignment.

December 7, 2022 at 7:02 PM Single report of a small fire on Norlene Way and Connie Drive in Alta Sierra, units assigned.

December 7, 2022 at 3:51 PM Tonight is not just a full moon, according to NASA’s JPL night sky guide. The Moon occults, or covers up, Mars tonight. In the U.S., Mars slips behind the Moon for viewers everywhere outside the East Coast and Southeast, where the Moon will appear to just barely graze past Mars. Check your favorite stargazing app or website for the timing of the disappearance and reappearance of Mars.

December 7, 2022 at 3:47 PM Due to the closure of Broad St. in Nevada City for the Victorian Christmas event, Nevada County Connects bus stops at Chief Kelley, Bennett and City Hall are temporarily closed from 3:30 – 8:00 PM (effects routes 1 & 7). Detour will be Coyote St.

December 7, 2022 at 1:21 PM Garbage truck on fire on Blue Jay Hill Road off The Burma Road in the Cedar Ridge area. Units dispatched.

December 7, 2022 at 11:28 AM A bed frame or sofa in the roadway on Hwy 49 at the Sacramento Street on ramp in Nevada City. Naps are good, traffic hazards are bad. Use caution.

December 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM For the birds! Clean water is important for birds, especially when the temperatures are this low.

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December 7, 2022 at 8:52 AM Two winter storms with mountain travel impacts late week through the weekend. Cold morning lows Thursday. Late Friday – Sunday, snow levels 3500-5500 feet, lowering to 2500-3500 feet Sunday. Heaviest snow expected late Friday night through Saturday.

December 7, 2022 at 6:57 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 6, 2022 at 8:21 PM Solo vehicle accident on You Bet Road near Mule Canyon Road. The roadway is clear.

December 6, 2022 at 10:27 AM Non-injury accident on Alta Street near the intersection of Ridge Road in Grass Valley, the roadway is clear.

December 6, 2022 at 10:17 AM Building on the previous traffic hazard, no there’s a report of plywood on Hwy 49 at the Idaho-Maryland off ramp.

December 6, 2022 at 10:07 AM A pallet in the roadway on Hwy 49 at the Dorsey Drive on ramp creates a traffic hazard. Also, that’s a literal “fell off the back of a truck.”

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December 6, 2022 at 8:26 AM Cold morning lows Wednesday and Thursday, additional winter storms with mountain travel impacts late week. Diminishing showers this morning. Break expected Wednesday into early Thursday. Winter storms will bring additional rain, moderate to heavy mountain snow, and mountain travel impacts Thursday – Sunday. Snow levels 3000-4500 feet, lowering to 2000-3000 feet Sunday.

December 6, 2022 at 8:05 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 5, 2022 at 11:08 PM Local health care providers will join us for a webinar on Thursday at noon to answer your questions about the flu, cold, RSV and other respiratory illnesses. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nJpETN-LRdqVrsTbTSgoBA

December 5, 2022 at 5:02 PM Nevada County and Sierra Roots will open the Cold Weather Shelter Tuesday night, December 6th.

  • The Cold Weather Shelter is located at Madelyn Helling Library Community Center, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City.
  • The shelter will open at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday will accept guests until 8:00 p.m. The shelter will close at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
  • The Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement Team (HOME Team) will provide case management services to attendees and the Nevada County Veteran Services Office will also connect homeless veterans to available services.
  • Hospitality House will provide Homeless Access Transportation (HAT) to and from the sheltering location.

December 5, 2022 at 11:34 AM Two-car accident on Hwy 174 at White Oak Drive, emergency services dispatched.

December 5, 2022 at 10:53 AM Vehicle into an NID irrigation canal on Newtown Road near Monte Vista Drive in Nevada City. Roadway will be blocked to retrieve the car.

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December 5, 2022 at 9:08 AM Significant mountain travel impacts through early Tuesday, additional weather systems later this week. Winter storm will bring additional rain, moderate mountain snow, and mountain travel impacts through early Tuesday. Diminishing showers Tuesday. Additional winter storms with mountain travel impacts possible Thursday – Sunday.

December 5, 2022 at 8:45 AM Tahoe National Forest firefighters will be burning piles throughout the week in the Pendola area, 147 acres near Camptonville. Smoke will be visible in the area, no need to report it, the burn will be staffed throughout.

December 5, 2022 at 7:30 AM Large rock and debris flow on Hwy 49 at the 49er bridge. Also, water ponding on I-80 between Hwy 174 and Auburn, reduce your speed!

December 5, 2022 at 6:50 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 4, 2022 at 8:05 PM The pup found on Hwy 174 and You Bet Road is back home.

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December 4, 2022 at 3:46 PM Reader Candy picked up this pup from the roadway on Hwy 174 and You Bet Road. If this is your dog, please contact 530.387.9353

December 4, 2022 at 3:17 PM This bobcat had just chased a squirrel running up a tree on Greenhorn Road and reader Cal McKitrick captured the moment perfectly. Thanks for sharing Cal.

December 4, 2022 at 11:46 AM All units available from the Elks Lodge, alarm has been reset.

December 4, 2022 at 11:35 AM Vehicle into a ditch on Wolf Road at Cone and Hill Drive, no injuries reported.

December 4, 2022 at 11:33 AM One more engine to respond to the back of the Elks Lodge, all others to stage at their present location.

December 4, 2022 at 11:30 AM First unit at scene in Grass Valley reports nothing showing from the outside, they will investigate. This will be the School incident.

December 4, 2022 at 11:25 AM Smell of smoke at the Elks Lodge in Grass Valley, numerous units dispatched. Light smoke seen/smelled upstairs, building is being evacuated now.

December 4, 2022 at 9:03 AM Minor rock slide and debris flow in the roadway on Rough & Ready Hwy at Cook Road.

December 4, 2022 at 8:33 AM Significant mountain travel impacts through Monday, cool and unsettled weather continues this week. Winter storm will bring additional rain, heavy mountain snow, and mountain travel impacts today through early Monday. Lingering showers through Monday night. Slight chance for thunderstorms today and Monday. Near to below freezing overnight lows in the Valley Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Additional unsettled weather possible late week.

December 4, 2022 at 8:30 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 3, 2022 at 9:30 PM Heads up, debris flow on Hwy 49 near the 49’er bridge. Large boulder, dirt and gravel in the roadway.

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December 3, 2022 at 11:14 AM Many thanks to reader Susan for sharing this photo of a very cute bobcat, posing for a closeup on Banner Mountain near Red Gate and Banner Lava Cap.

December 2, 2022 at 5:11 PM The Nevada County Elections Office has completed processing and counting all ballots for the November 8th General Election. The Official Results for select races are here.

December 2, 2022 at 4:31 PM A garden rake is “literally” taking a stand in the merge lane on Hwy 49 near Wolf Road. Per CHP log: GARDEN RAKE STICKING STRAIGHT UP IN THE MERGE LANE. Use caution. A standing rake is a little too on the nose even if raking leaves is a thing right now.

December 2, 2022 at 1:44 PM A shorthaired, somewhat scraggly pup is running on Allison Ranch Road near the Wolf Creek Trail in Grass Valley. The pup has a leash attached to the collar and could be a shorthaired Collie. Use caution in the area.

December 2, 2022 at 10:35 AM Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office has received word from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) that a scam has been reported on several occasions in Nevada County.  Reports of FALSE kidnappings were reported to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, by parents, on November 28 and 29th.  Parents received calls from an unknown number, advising them that the caller has their children.  The caller then inquired “how much money the children were worth” and directed parents to pay.  The caller provides no detailed information regarding the children’s names, ages, school attended, or a specific amount of money requested.

The scare that this situation poses, as well as the high potential for scamming people out of money is of the utmost concern.  PLEASE notify the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office or local law enforcement agency if you receive a call of this nature.  NCSO is working on these cases in collaboration with the FBI.  This scam has been reported across several states.  

A free app, “LIFE 360” is available for downloading on all cell phones.  This application is a two-way tracking app. Students find this app to be minimally invasive as not only can their parents see where they are, but they can see where their parents are.  This application may provide some reassurance for parents if they receive these types of calls from scammers.

December 2, 2022 at 7:48 AM Cold and dry today, next storm arrives Saturday. Dense valley and foothill fog this morning then periods of rain or mountain snow this weekend into early next week before drying out. Plan on mountain travel delays, chain controls and reduction in visibility.

December 2, 2022 at 6:27 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 1, 2022 at 6:32 PM Per Caltrans: Traffic RELEASED on Interstate 80 and Highway 20. Trucks still being turned around on I-80.

December 1, 2022 at 5:38 PM Thanks to reader Kerry for this photo of Hwy 20 at Sky Pines Ridge Road – looking west towards Nevada City. If you don’t have to drive…

December 1, 2022 at 5:36 PM Hwy 49 at Dorsey, all lanes are clear again.

December 1, 2022 at 5:03 PM Accident on Hwy 49 at the Dorsey on ramp, one lane is blocked on Hwy 49. Emergency services are at scene.

December 1, 2022 at 4:16 PM Car vs guardrail on Hwy 49 at the Yuba River bridge. No injuries reported and the roadway is mostly clear.

December 1, 2022 at 1:49 PM

December 1, 2022 at 1:26 PM Power outage along McCourtney Road has been reduced to 454 customers, no restoration time available yet.

December 1, 2022 at 12:10 PM The Truckee Courthouse will be closed as of noon today due to weather conditions.

December 1, 2022 at 11:48 AM Residential structure fire, flames seen behind the home, on La Porte Road near Hummingbird Way in the Brownsville area. Units dispatched.

December 1, 2022 at 10:48 AM Vehicle into a power pole on Banner Lava Cap at Old Wood Road in Nevada City, roadway is partially blocked.

December 1, 2022 at 10:32 AM Heads up, Hwy 49 from Dorsey to Gold Flat Road is experiencing rolling closures for Caltrans emergency work.

December 1, 2022 at 10:21 AM Disabled vehicle on Hwy 49 at Smith Road, tow truck dispatched, use caution in the area and reduce your speed (a good idea anyway in this weather.)

December 1, 2022 at 9:49 AM Power outage along Hwy 20 has been reduced to 208 customers. The North Bloomfield side is back up again. Thanks to reader Helen for the heads up.

December 1, 2022 at 9:48 AM Nevada County and Sierra Roots will open the Cold Weather Shelter Thursday Night, December 1st, and Friday night, December 2nd. The Cold Weather Shelter is located at the Veterans Hall (lower level), 415 North Pine Street in Nevada City. The shelter will open at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday in Nevada City Veterans Hall and will accept guests until 8:00 p.m. The shelter will close at 7:30 a.m. each morning. The Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement Team (HOME Team) will provide case management services to attendees and the Nevada County Veteran Services Office will also connect homeless veterans to available services. Hospitality House will provide Homeless Access Transportation (HAT) to and from the sheltering location.

December 1, 2022 at 9:41 AM Two major winter storms with mountain travel impacts, cold mornings to follow. Winter storm will bring rain, heavy mountain snow, gusty winds and mountain travel impacts today. Break expected later tonight into Friday night. A second winter storm Saturday and Sunday will bring additional rain, heavy mountain snow, and mountain travel impacts. Lingering showers into Monday.

December 1, 2022 at 9:34 AM 517 customers affected by a power outage in the McCourtney Road area past Indian Springs Road. No estimated time of restoration.

December 1, 2022 at 9:23 AM Tahoe National Forest firefighters are planning 76 acres of prescribed burns today through Sunday near Bullards Bar. Firefighters will be burning hand piles near the Bullards Bar Work Center.

December 1, 2022 at 9:20 AM Two-car accident on Hwy 49 at the Brunswick Road on ramp, use caution in the area.

December 1, 2022 at 9:11 AM Reader Sarah reports another outage on Wolf Mountain Road.

December 1, 2022 at 9:08 AM Hwy 20/North Bloomfield area power outage is affecting 946 customers.

December 1, 2022 at 9:01 AM Down tree blocking all of the roadway on Wet Hill Road in Nevada City, Public Works notified.

December 1, 2022 at 8:28 AM According to Buzz, the power has been restored in the Wolf Mountain area.

December 1, 2022 at 8:23 AM Power outage affecting 517 customers in the Wolf Mountain area, no estimated time of restoration yet.

December 1, 2022 at 8:22 AM Heads up, roadway flooding on Hwy 49 at the Idaho-Maryland ramps.

December 1, 2022 at 8:02 AM Abandoned car blocking the roadway on East Bennett Street in Grass Valley, appears to have been in an accident.

December 1, 2022 at 7:59 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM. Do not burn wet, snow covered piles, which prevents a clean, hot fire, and creates a smoke health hazard.

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

December 1, 2022 at 7:55 AM Power outage affecting 131 customers along Newtown Road, tree into power lines. No estimated time of restoration yet.

December 1, 2022 at 7:20 AM December 1, 2022 at 7:22 AM Reader Dennis reports power has been restored in Lake Wildwood.

December 1, 2022 at 7:16 AM Power outage affecting 262 customers in the North San Juan area, no estimated time of restoration available.

December 1, 2022 at 6:32 AM Power outage along Pleasant Valley Road is affecting 896 customers. Estimated restoration time is 10:15 am.

December 1, 2022 at 6:24 AM Units at scene on Minnow Way in Lake Wildwood report the power lines are intact, however power is out in the area.

December 1, 2022 at 6:14 AM Reader Dennis reports a power outage in Lake Wildwood.

December 1, 2022 at 6:08 AM Tree into power lines, lines are arcing, on Minnow Way across from Golden Trout Way in the Lake Wildwood area. Units dispatched.

December 1, 2022 at 6:05 AM All Nevada County schools are open today.

https://twitter.com/NWSSacramento/status/1598315047960256512

December 1, 2022 at 6:04 AM You can find last month’s log here.