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TAHOE CITY, Calif. January 11, 2017 – As winter weather conditions continue to wreak havoc in the Sierra leaving many residents without power, Placer County has opened four warming/charging centers in the North Lake Tahoe area.
All four locations provide the public a place to stay warm and charge their phones.
People should not expect food and water at these locations, and pets are not allowed.
Warming center and charging station locations include:
Tahoe City Public Utility District
221 Fairway Drive
Tahoe City
North Tahoe Public Utility District
875 National Avenue
Tahoe Vista
Truckee Tahoe Airport
10356 Truckee Airport Road
Truckee
Squaw Valley Fire Department
305 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley
“Because of the extensive power outages throughout North Tahoe, we have opened these warming/charging centers to give people a place to keep warm and power up their communication devices so they can stay in contact with friends and family and receive emergency updates sent through Placer Alert, our emergency notification system” said John McEldowney, Placer County emergency services manager.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office will be handing out fliers to at-risk communities that may not receive the messages otherwise.

UFA Cold Weather Emergency Warming Center (Church of the Mountains, Truckee)

  • Power is returning to Truckee,  EWC may be opening: (530.386.7954)
  • At last check, the warming center was in search of a generator and volunteers to get the doors open today. Contact Cathie Foley at comumc@sbcglobal.net

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TART Service Suspended
Note that TART will not be running today. Transportation to shelter may be an issue for some community members.

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