Don’t call 911 for power outages
The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to restrain from calling 911 unless it is a true emergency situation.
Dispatchers are being overwhelmed with callers reporting, and seeking information about, power outages in the area. Those calls should be directed to the power company.
PG&E crews make strong progress on power restoration
By Friday morning, Pacific Gas and Electric Company crews have restored power to nearly all customers in the North Valley division impacted by Thursday’s storm. By 9 a.m. Friday, about 2,000 customers are without power in PG&E’s North Valley division – nearly all of them in Plumas County from outages that began today during snowy weather.
The Plumas County power outages are impacting portions of Quincy, Bucks Lake, Cresent Mills and Indian Valley. The more than a dozen separate outages caused by trees and limbs falling into power lines and breaking poles and cross arms. PG&E crews expect to restore power to most of these customers by 6 p.m.
Read more: PG&E crews make strong progress on power restoration
FRC, PUSD schools update, Greenville closed; Plumas Charter schools are closed
12/12/2014 - 6:30 a.m.
Most Plumas Unified School District schools are open and operating on a normal schedule Friday, December 12, 2014.
However all Greenville schools are now closed for the day, both PUSD and Plumas Charter, due to lack of power.
Buses may be a little late to bus stops, due to chain controls.
Plumas Charter Schools are all closed for the day.
Feather River College campus in Quincy does not have power as of 7:30 a.m., today's start time has been moved to 10am pending restoration of power. We will update as we get more info.
Supervisors ask Forest Service to reconsider picture policy
Dubbing a new Forest Service rule about commercial photography in the wilderness “confusing,” the Board of Supervisors is asking the agency to reconsider.
The Forest Service published a new directive in mid-September requiring that permits be obtained to film or take photographs for commercial purposes in wilderness areas.
Because the directive is not specific, many questions have arisen.
Read more: Supervisors ask Forest Service to reconsider picture policy
Plumas County storm updates
Sandbags are only available for property that is immediately at risk of flooding. Please do not call the fire department unless it is an emergency
Individuals wanting sandbags as a precaution or to storm-proof their homes need to contact a local supplier. Sandbags are locally available from Builders Supply in Chester and Mountain Building Supply in Quincy.
Sand is available from various local excavation contractors or sand and gravel quarries.
Read more: Plumas County storm updates