Storm could impact Christmas tree cutting

The Plumas National Forest announced that all of its offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28. Offices will resume normal business hours, weather permitting, on Friday, Nov. 29.

Due to forecast weather impacts, visitors, particularly those interested in Christmas tree cutting permits and tree cutting adventures, should consider calling ahead to ensure offices are open. Depending on snowfall amounts, many forest roads may not be accessible this week. For major routes/state highway conditions contact the Caltrans at 1-800-427-7623 or check http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov. Highway webcams are also available on the website.

In the event of an emergency, telephone landlines are the most reliable means of calling 911. The increased number of cell phone calls during holidays often strain rural telecommunication systems, sometimes creating problems making a call. There are also many areas within the forest that do not have cell phone reception.