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2/3/2010 - 6:00 a.m.
The bus barn at Plumas Unified School District called to inform Feather Publishing that all PUSD schools are open and running on time for Wednesday, Feb. 3. Buses in the Portola area are running chains because they received two inches of new snow in the area.
An overturned big rig has partially blocked the route from Quincy down the Feather River Canyon. Initially both lanes were blocked but as of 3:30 Cal Trans reports that one lane is open with controlled traffic. The crash reportedly spilled a load of lumber onto the road, and radio traffic indicated about two gallons of diesel fuel has spilled out so far. The crash site is between the Greenville Wye and Spanish Creek Bridge; travel from Greenville down the Canyon towards Oroville will likely be unaffected. Photo submitted1/30/20107:00 a.m. Update
Highway 70 has been cleared and is open to normal traffic.
Winter weather and road conditions forced postponement Tuesday, Jan. 19, of a public hearing about the Lake Front at Walker Ranch project at Lake Almanor.
County supervisors were set to hear an appeal of the planning departmentís approval of the environmental review document for the development. When the developerís representative, the appellants and an environmental consultant could not make it to the meeting in Quincy because of last weekís winter storm, the board tentatively moved the hearing to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2.
Snowmobilers are cautioned to avoid riding near power lines, even in areas where power has been restored, due to debris that may be just below the snow surface, Pacific Gas and Electric Company advised.
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