Storm pummels state, but Plumas faring well thus far

All things considered, Plumas County is faring better than many areas of California as storm after storm pummels the state.

Yes, Highway 70 is closed through the Feather River Canyon as of this morning, Jan. 9, but other roadways remain open.

Plumas News contacted the Quincy office of the California Highway Patrol this morning, and learned that all areas are looking good except for Highway 89 near the Crescent Grade. Rocks have come down onto the roadway and the CHP is providing traffic control as Caltrans works to clear all of the rocks. The roadway remains open.

As for other trouble spots — such as Highway 70 west of Portola that flooded during the storms of 2017 — they all remain open. Portola City Manager Jon Kennedy said that thus far there has been no flooding in the city.

While it’s been rain for central Plumas, the Chester area has been contending with snow, with berms several feet high in some neighborhoods. The Susanville area office of the CHP, which has jurisdiction over the Almanor Basin area, is also reporting no major issues to the roadways.