NEVADA CITY, Calif. January 17, 2017 – During the height of the storm on January 10, a large pine tree was threatening to fall on the roadway and possibly some homes on Banner Quaker Hill Road outside of Nevada City. A temporary road closure went into effect while various agencies assessed the hazard. Today, the tree was successfully removed and the hazard mitigated.
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During the storm, CHP Grass Valley, Public Works and PG&E were concerned the large pine could not only block the roadway, but due to the high wind power lines and homes were at risk. The tree was located on private property near the end of Banner Quaker Hill and conditions were too dangerous to remove the tree during the storm.
Today, Public Works provided traffic control for PG&E to safely remove the 120-foot tall dead tree located on private property near the roadway. Banner Quaker Hill Road is open again to traffic.