The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) has lifted the Happy Valley area evacuation order and road closures. Residents are allowed to return to their homes at this time.
24 hour security is in place at the site as a significant amount of explosives remain on the property (5747 Happy Valley Road, Happy Valley, CA). Due to the significant age of the explosives, and that they are considerably more volatile when moved, the determination has been made to keep in them in place as plans are developed for safe removal/destruction. These plans may include a notice to residents for future evacuations and road closures.
Throughout the day, the SCSO Bomb Squad continued to locate more explosives, creating a delay for residents to return.
ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE
Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad is on location at 5747 Happy Valley Road, Happy Valley, CA due to a large cache of explosives located. As a precautionary measure, mandatory evacuations are underway for residents located within ½ mile radius of the site, including: Shawn Drive, Andrea Way, Flowers Lane and Triple S Drive. Evacuees may report to the Shasta County Fairgrounds – Fucero Hall, non-ambulatory residents requiring assistance should contact SHASCOM Dispatch at (530) 245-6540. As of this time, animals may shelter in place.
Happy Valley Elementary School students are being bussed to West Valley High School. Parents may pick up students at that location.
Road closures are as follows:
Happy Valley Road at Palm Avenue
Flowers Lane at Happy Valley Road
Residents in precautionary evacuation zone may use detour at northbound Happy Valley Road to Oak Road to Hawthorne Avenue.