[UPDATED 1/7/22 at 2:36 p.m.]
A winter storm update was provided by county departments, first responder partners, and PG&E during a Jan. 4 Board of Supervisors meeting. During the meeting the Placer County Board of Supervisors ratified the county’s proclamation of local emergency due to the ongoing threat from winter storm conditions.
Click here Version OptionsCurrent IncidentsHeadline to view a statement on the winter storms from Placer County Supervisors Robert Weygandt and Cindy Gustafson.
A quick-moving storm will bring strong gusty winds, rain in the foothills, and mountain snow during the day Friday. The weekend forecast is dry with mostly sunny skies, near-normal temperatures, & patchy valley fog.
Road Conditions & Snow Removal
- Widen roads this week by removing additional snow from narrow roads
- Continue to remove fallen trees
- Mobilize additional tree removal contractors
- Encourage neighbors to help each other shovel snow berms left behind by snowplows
Please refer to the road conditions tabs in the Ready Placer dashboard below for road closure information.
Please refer to the power outage tabs in the Ready Placer dashboard below for more information.
There is firewood available at the locations listed below for those needing to heat their home or who have depleted supplies due to the power outage. Supplies are VERY limited, so we encourage folks to PLEASE only take what they absolutely need for the next few days.
- Old Foresthill Elementary School (24750 Main Street, Foresthill)
- Sierra Vista Community Center (55 School Street)
Community Resource Center
- Alta Fire Protection District Community Hall (33950 Alta Bonnynook Road), open Jan. 7-9, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Foresthill Veterans Memorial Hall (24601 Harrison Street) open Jan. 7-9, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Non-perishable food boxes, 1-gallon jugs of drinking water for those on private wells without power, go-bags that include a blanket, charging device and snacks available)
There is also a charging center available for residents to charge phones, laptops and durable medical devices:
- Sierra Vista Community Center (55 School Street), open Jan. 7-9, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Non-perishable food boxes, 1-gallon jugs of drinking water for those on private wells without power, go-bags that include a blanket, charging device and snacks available)
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Raw Water Outages
Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART) and Placer County Transit (PCT) are currently operating.
Please reserve 9-1-1 for active emergencies only! General information can be found by dialing 2-1-1.
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Learn more about how to prepare for winter weather events on our Ready Placer winter preparedness page
- Find Sand and Sandbag Locations
- Monitor our weather and roads Twitter list: https://twitter.com/i/lists/1086405749754933248
- View Caltrans QuickMap: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/
- Track weather warnings: https://www.weather.gov/safety/winter-ww
- Monitor the Alert Wildfire map: http://www.alertwildfire.org
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