Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon is closed due to debris and mud flows — exactly the type of activity that the National Weather Service has issued a warning for this evening. Photo courtesy of Brian Wood

Plumas on alert for flash flooding this evening

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood alert for the Dixie Fire burn scar in Plumas County, which is in effect until 11 p.m. tonight, June 12.

The corridors of Highways 70, 36 and 32 will be at highest risk. (Highway 70 is already closed through the Feather River Canyon due to mud and rock slides.)

The National Weather Service mentioned the following as having the potential to experience flash flooding: Chester, Almanor, Prattville, Lake Almanor West, Lake Almanor Country Club, Canyondam, East Shore, Caribou, Seneca, Belden, Twain, Paxton, Indian Falls, Bald Eagle Mountain, Tobin, Crescent Mills, Storrie, Keddie and Greenville.

Motorists are warned to stay off the roadways as debris flows are anticipated. They are warned to turn around if they encounter standing water or debris.