Current Incidents

[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 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

Our crews are still on their 24-hour rotation, working to clear every road within our service area across the county. Current priorities for our roads crew are to: 
  • 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
**We understand that snow berms are inconvenient. Our roads department's #1 priority is fallen trees and road widening efforts for safety and access to communities. With this priority in mind, we do rely on our homeowners to work with their community to remove berms on their properties. We thank you in advance for working together as we work around the clock to get us through this storm episode.*** Learn more about our snow removal operations.


Please refer to the road conditions tabs in the Ready Placer dashboard below for road closure information.

Power Outages 

Please refer to the power outage tabs in the Ready Placer dashboard below for more information.

Firewood Pickup

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

Community Resource Centers run by PG&E are available to offer a ADA-accessible restrooms and hand-washing stations, basic medical equipment charging, device charging, Wi-Fi and other amenities.
  • 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)

Charging Center

There is also a charging center available for residents to charge phones, laptops and durable medical devices:

Raw Water Outages

The Boardman Canal breach has been repaired and water deliveries resumed. Affected communities' water production may be limited due to ongoing power outages.

Public transit

Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART) and Placer County Transit (PCT) are currently operating.

View TART service information 

View PCT service information 

Stay up-to-date

Please reserve 9-1-1 for active emergencies only! General information can be found by dialing 2-1-1. 

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Preparation tips

Learn more about how to prepare for winter weather events on our Ready Placer winter preparedness page

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