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May 26, 2017 – Plumas National Forest visitors wanting access to the Bucks Lake and Granite Basin areas are advised to use CA Hwy 70 to Quincy/Plumas County Road 414 (Bucks Lake Road) as an alternate to the temporarily closed Oro-Quincy Hwy (Butte County Road 119).

“Butte County has informed us that the Oro-Quincy Hwy (Butte County Road 119) is closed for an undetermined length of time due to storm damage,” according to Randy Gould, Feather River District Ranger.

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Public access via Forest Service Road #22N49 is not advised as the road has heavy logging truck traffic and is rough, narrow and winding with no pullouts and poor sight distance (visibility).  The road is not suitable for commercial vehicles such as lowboys hauling equipment.

In addition, beginning May 30th, the road to the Forbestown Dam (FS #20N29) will be closed temporarily to allow South Feather Water & Power to fix storm damage to their facilities at the dam. The road will be re-opened no later than July 15, 2017 and possibly earlier depending on how quickly repairs can be accomplished.