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Plumas County prepares as blizzard warning issued

There is more winter weather on the way and Plumas County Sheriff Todd Johns wants the public to be prepared, including the possibility that county offices could be closed Monday.

The National Weather Service has issued both a winter storm warning and a blizzard warning for Plumas County. The winter storm warning is in effect from 4 a.m. Sunday to 4 a.m. Monday and the blizzard warning is in effect from 4 a.m. Monday to 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Heavy snow of 1 to 3 feet is expected along with winds gusting up to 45 mph during the storm warning. While snow accumulations of 2 to 6 feet and wind gusts up to 60 mph accompany the blizzard warning.

Travel will be extremely dangerous and motorists are warned to stay off the roads if at all possible. Downed trees and power lines along with power outages are possible.

The snow levels are expected to be 2500 to 3500 feet on Sunday, then falling to 2000 to 3000 feet on Monday and dropping even lower on Tuesday to 1000 to 2000 feet.

County Administrative Officer Debra Lucero said that county officials are watching this closely and might close county offices on Monday as a result of the weather. Chester and Quincy are expected to be hard hit during this new round of storms.

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