Highway 70 closed at Elephant Butte
Feather PublishingUpdate; January 19, 2010
As of 9:45 Tuesday morning Caltrans reports that Highway 70 is still closed between Elephant Butte and the Greenville Wye. Alternate routes between the Quincy area and the Sacramento Valley are provided by Highways 32 and 80. Both of these connect to the Quincy area via Highway 89. Chains or snow tires are required on Highway 89.
Read more: Highway 70 closed at Elephant Butte
Ten feet or more of snow expected according to the National Weather Service
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
UPDATED TUE A.M. JAN 19 2010
...HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE IN THE MOUNTAINS...
.PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY. SNOW LEVELS
Read more: Ten feet or more of snow expected according to the National Weather Service
Power outages in the Almanor Basin
Feather Publishing1/18/20102:15 p.m. update
PG&E now predicts it will be 9:00 p.m. before power is restored to Chester. Feather Publishing1/18/201011:00 a.m.
A downed power line to a transformer has knocked out power in the community of Chester. According to PG&E supervisor Kevin McCallam, the cause of the downed line is not known. As of 11:00 a.m, he estimates the repair will take approximately four hours.
Read more: Power outages in the Almanor Basin
Petitioners gather enough signatures—PDH says ‘not so fast’
Linda SatchwellStaff Writer1/13/2010
Plumas District Hospital’s administration came to the Jan. 5 board meeting prepared to answer Skip Alexander, Robert Zernich and other proponents of a petition to cap the hospital bond at $50 per $100,000 of assessed home value.
Read more: Petitioners gather enough signatures—PDH says ‘not so fast’
Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley, left, shares a laugh with Plumas Ski Club president Ron Logan. Moseley borrowed Logan’s boots and skis during the longboard demonstration at Squaw Valley last Sunday. For more photos of the event, see next week’s Regional section. The longboard races scheduled for this Sunday have been cancelled due to lack of snow. Photo by Shannon Morrow
Plumas Schools open Tuesday and buses on normal schedule
January 19, 2010
All schools in the Plumas Unified School District including Quincy, Greenville, Chester and Portola will start on time this morning.
Buses in some areas will be chained up and running at the maximum of 35 MPH allowed on the highways under chain restrictions. Students in those areas may notice small delays. Snow levels are predicted to range between 3000 feet to 4000 feet during the day, with heavy snow accumulations in the higher elevations.
Read more: Plumas Schools open Tuesday and buses on normal schedule