Local Emergency Declared as North State Receives Heavy Snowfall – 2:06 PM

Photo by Matt Grigsby

The latest news and reports on snowfall in the North State.

UPDATE AT 2:06 pm

CALTRANS

HIGHWAY 299

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON SINGLE AXLE DRIVE VEHICLES TOWING TRAILERS FROM 9 MI WEST OF CEDARVILLE TO CEDARVILLE (MODOC CO) /CEDAR PASS/

INTERSTATE 5

[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA]
IS CLOSED TO NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC 10 MI NORTH OF REDDING /AT FAWNDALE/ (SHASTA CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

IS CLOSED TO SOUTHBOUND TRUCKS 26 MI SOUTH OF YREKA /AT EDGEWOOD/ (SISKIYOU CO) – DUE TO SNOW – TRUCKERS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM 24 MI NORTH OF REDDING TO 19 MI SOUTH OF DUNSMUIR (SHASTA CO)

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 3 MI SOUTH OF DUNSMUIR TO 3 MI NORTH OF WEED (SISKIYOU CO) /BLACK BUTTE SUMMIT/

HIGHWAY 44

[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA]
NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.

HIGHWAY 36

[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA]
IS CLOSED FROM THE JCT OF SR 3 (TRINITY CO) TO 3.6 MI EAST OF THE TRINITY/SHASTA CO LINE – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM 3 MI EAST OF MAD RIVER TO 5 MI WEST OF FOREST GLEN (TRINITY CO) /SOUTH FORK MOUNTAIN/

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES, NO EXCEPTIONS, FROM THE JCT OF SR 3 (TRINITY CO) TO 5 MI WEST OF PLATINA (SHASTA CO)

CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM 5 MI WEST OF PLATINA TO PLATINA (SHASTA CO)

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 9 MI EAST OF MINERAL TO 3 MI WEST OF CHESTER (PLUMAS CO)

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON SINGLE AXLE DRIVE VEHICLES TOWING TRAILERS FROM 6 MI EAST OF WESTWOOD TO 10 MI WEST OF SUSANVILLE (LASSEN CO) /FREDONYER SUMMIT/

HIGHWAY 3

[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA]
IS CLOSED FROM 20 MI NORTH OF TRINITY CENTER (TRINITY CO) TO 3 MI SOUTH OF CALLAHAN (SISKIYOU CO) /SCOTT MOUNTAIN/ – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 7 MI NORTH OF HAYFORK TO 5 MI SOUTH OF DOUGLAS CITY (TRINITY CO) /HAYFORK MOUNTAIN/

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 5 MI SOUTH OF DOUGLAS CITY TO 1 MI SOUTH OF DOUGLAS CITY (TRINITY CO)

Declaration of Local Emergency

On February 13th 2019 Undersheriff Eric Magrini (acting for Sheriff Tom Bosenko), Director of Shasta County Emergency Services, declared a local state of emergency due to the recent snow storm, which has caused significant damage throughout Shasta County.

The weather forecast is calling for several days of high winds and heavy rains. Combined with the snow fall, there is a high potential for localized flooding and more damage. The Sheriff’s Office urges the citizens of Shasta County not to travel unless absolutely needed, use caution and be aware of the potential of falling trees and downed power lines. It is advised to prepare for several days of power outages, limited public services and extended emergency response times.

UPDATE 10:49 am

Shasta College Campuses Closed Due To Snow

REDDING, CA– All Shasta College Campuses in the Shasta-Trinity-Tehama Community College District are closed for Wednesday, February 13 due to snow and unsafe driving conditions throughout the service areas. All staff should not report to work. Normal operations will resume Thursday, February 14.

 

UPDATE 8:25 AM

RPD is asking drivers to avoid Sulfer Creek Hill (North Market between Benton and Lake Boulevard) and Placer Street hill (between Court and Airpark).

UPDATE 8:09 AM FROM CALTRANS TWITTER

Caltrans District 2

SR 273 (Redding): Roadway currently closed between Benton Dr. and Lake Blvd. due to downed power lines across all lanes.

NB I-5 at Knighton Road (Shasta County): All lanes currently blocked due to vehicles stuck in snow.

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Power is out County-wide with reports of downed trees and power lines. If it’s not essential to be out, please stay home. Be safe today!

POWER OUTAGES

Both REU and PG&E have multiple reports of power outages throughout the North State.  Downed trees are causing major damage to the systems. Crews are assessing damages and restoring power but there is no estimated time for power to be restored to specific locations.

Placer Street snow by Matt Grigsby

STAY AWAY FROM DOWNED POWER LINES.

School CLosings, from KRCR-TV

Evergreen School in Cottonwood
Prairie School
Pacheco School
Anderson High School
West Valley High School
New Tech High School
Oak View High School
North Valley High School
Foothill High School
Enterprise High School
Shasta High School
Pioneer High School
All Shasta Union schools
Redding Elementary District
Shasta Elementary District
Igo Elementary District
Chrysalis Charter School
Cottonwood Union Elementary School District
Enterprise Elementary District
North Cow Creek Elementary School
Bella Vista Elementary School
Gateway Unified School District
Shasta County Independent Charter School
Excel Academy
Columbia including lion cubs Pre-School
Columbia Elementary
Mountain view Middle schools
Mountain Union for Montgomery Creek school
Trinity High School in Weaverville
Simpson University
U-prep
All schools Shasta Union High School District
Alta Mesa Elementary
Rother Elementary
Shasta Meadows Elementary
Parsons Jr. High
Mistletoe School
PACE Academy
Redding Collegiate Academy
Lassen View Elementary
Boulder Creek School
Shasta County Office of Education
Castle Rock School
Weaverville Elementary
Trinity High School
Trinity Prep
Cascade in Anderson
Blackbutte Union Elementary School in Shingletown
Grant School
Columbia Elementary School District
Mountain Union Elementary School District
Redding Stem Academy
All Happy Valley Union Elementary Schools
Early Foundations Children’s Academy
West Redding Pre-School
Kids and Me Pre-School
All Junction Elementary Schools
Oak Run School
California Heritage Youthbuild Academy
Saint Joseph Catholic School
All Shasta College Campuses in the Shasta-Trinity-Tehama Community College District
YMCA Manzanita Preschool and YMCA N Cottonwood Preschool
Redding School of the Arts
French Gulch Whiskeytown School
Rocky Point Charter School
Dunsmuir Elementary
Millville Elementary School District
Whitmore School
Sacred Heart School in Red Bluff and Sacred Heart Pre-School in Red Bluff
Cottonwood Creek Charter School
Kinderland Child Development Center
Antelope Elementary School District
Mt. Calvary Lutheran School
Monarch Charter School
Trinity School District. Includes Southern Tinity High School, Van Duzen Elementary School, and Hoogalin Elemantary School in Zenia
Tree of Life International Charter School
Fall River Joint Unified
Southern Trinity Joint Unified School District
Fall River Joint Unified School District
Mercy High School in Red Bluff
All Klamath-Trinity School sites
Shasta Charter Academy
Liberty Union Elementary School District
Mt. Valley Unified School District
Country Christian School
Country Christian School Pre-School

Snow at Benton Airfield by Matt Grigsby

From NOAA

Winter Storm Warning
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
300 AM PST Wed Feb 13 2019

Northern Sacramento Valley-
Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Northern Lake County-
Including the city of Redding
300 AM PST Wed Feb 13 2019

…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TODAY…

* WHAT…Heavy wet snow occurring. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Damage to trees and power lines is likely. Total wet snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with localized amounts up to 18 inches in the foothills, are expected in the Redding
area. Total snowfall accumulations of up to 30 inches locally over the higher elevations of the Coast Range.

* WHERE…Northern Sacramento Valley and Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Northern Lake County.

* WHEN…Until noon today.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Warning for wet snow means there will be snow covered roads and limited visibilities. Travel is not recommended while the warning is in effect. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Wind Advisory
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
145 AM PST Wed Feb 13 2019

…Windy today and Thursday…

.Windy conditions will continue into this afternoon and will pick
up again on Thursday.

Northern Sacramento Valley-
Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Northern Lake County- Clear Lake/Southern Lake County- Including the cities of Redding, Red Bluff, Alder Springs, and Lakeport
145 AM PST Wed Feb 13 2019

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM PST THURSDAY…

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 6 AM to 6 PM PST Thursday.

* TIMING…Winds increase Thursday.

* WINDS…South 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 40 to 55 mph.

* IMPACTS…Tree branches down, possible local power outages, difficult driving conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of 40 mph, or higher, are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for small cars amd high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Roads, from CalTrans

SR 44
[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA]
CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 9 MI WEST OF SHINGLETOWN TO VIOLA (SHASTA CO)

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM VIOLA TO 8 MI WEST OF OLD STATION (SHASTA CO) /ESKIMO HILL/

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 8 MI WEST OF OLD STATION (SHASTA CO) TO THE JCT OF SR 36 (LASSEN CO)

Interstate 5

IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA]
IS CLOSED TO NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC 10 MI NORTH OF REDDING /AT FAWNDALE/ (SHASTA CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

IS CLOSED TO SOUTHBOUND TRUCKS 26 MI SOUTH OF YREKA /AT EDGEWOOD/ (SISKIYOU CO) – DUE TO SNOW – TRUCKERS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM 24 MI NORTH OF REDDING TO 19 MI SOUTH OF DUNSMUIR (SHASTA CO)

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 3 MI SOUTH OF DUNSMUIR TO 3 MI NORTH OF WEED (SISKIYOU CO) /BLACK BUTTE SUMMIT/

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 3 MI NORTH TO 8 MI NORTH OF YREKA (SISKIYOU CO) /ANDERSON GRADE/

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON SINGLE AXLE DRIVE VEHICLES TOWING TRAILERS FROM 6 MI SOUTH OF THE OREGON STATE LINE TO BAILEY HILL (SISKIYOU CO)

A HIGH WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT OVER THE ELKHORN BRIDGE & OVER THE ELKHORN CAUSEWAY /NORTH OF SACRAMENTO/ (YOLO CO)

A HIGH WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM WEED TO YREKA (SISKIYOU CO) – TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CAMPERS, TRAILERS OR PERMIT LOADS

Highway 299

[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA]
IS CLOSED TO WESTBOUND TRAFFIC AT THE JCT OF SR 200 (HUMBOLDT CO) FROM 2000 HRS EACH NIGHT TO 0600 HRS EACH MORNING MONDAY THRU FRIDAY THRU 2/15/19 – DUE TO CONSTRUCTION – A DETOUR IS AVAILABLE

CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM 1 MI EAST OF JUNCTION CITY TO WEAVERVILLE (TRINITY CO) /OREGON MOUNTAIN/

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM FROM 11 MI EAST OF DOUGLAS CITY (TRINITY CO) TO 21 MI WEST OF REDDING (SHASTA CO) /BUCKHORN SUMMITT/

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 6 MI WEST OF REDDING TO 8 MI WEST OF MONTGOMERY CREEK (SHASTA CO)

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES, NO EXCEPTIONS, FROM 8 MI WEST OF MONTGOMERY CREEK TO MONTGOMERY CREEK (SHASTA CO)

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM MONTGOMERY CREEK TO 10 MI WEST OF BURNEY (SHSASTA CO)

CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM 10 MI WEST TO 3 MI WEST OF BURNEY (SHASTA CO) /HATCHET MOUNTAIN/

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 2 MI EAST TO 4 MI EAST OF THE JCT OF SR 89 (SHASTA CO)

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON SINGLE AXLE DRIVE VEHICLES TOWING TRAILERS FROM 4 MI EAST OF MCARTHUR TO 8 MI WEST OF NUBIEBER (LASSEN CO)

CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM 8 MI WEST TO 1 MI WEST OF NUBIEBER (LASSEN CO) /BIG VALLEY MOUNTAIN/

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON SINGLE AXLE DRIVE VEHICLES TOWING TRAILERS FROM 5 MI EAST OF ADIN TO 10 MI WEST OF CANBY (MODOC CO)

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON SINGLE AXLE DRIVE VEHICLES TOWING TRAILERS FROM 10 MI WEST TO 4 MI WEST OF CANBY (MODOC CO) /ADIN MOUNTAIN/

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON SINGLE AXLE DRIVE VEHICLES TOWING TRAILERS FROM 9 MI WEST TO 4 MI WEST OF CEDARVILLE (MODOC CO) /CEDAR PASS/

Highway 3

[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA]
IS CLOSED FROM 20 MI NORTH OF TRINITY CENTER (TRINITY CO) TO 3 MI SOUTH OF CALLAHAN (SISKIYOU CO) /SCOTT MOUNTAIN/ – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 7 MI NORTH OF HAYFORK TO 5 MI SOUTH OF DOUGLAS CITY (TRINITY CO) /HAYFORK MOUNTAIN/

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 5 MI SOUTH OF DOUGLAS CITY TO 1 MI SOUTH OF DOUGLAS CITY (TRINITY CO)

CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM 6 MI NORTH OF FORT JONES TO 2 MI SOUTH OF THE JCT OF I 5 (SISKIYOU CO) /FOREST MOUNTAIN/

Highway 36

[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA]
IS CLOSED 8 MI WEST OF BRIDGEVILLE (HUMBOLDT CO) AT 0712 HRS ON 2/13/19 – DUE TO ROCK SLIDE – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

IS CLOSED FROM THE JCT OF SR 3 (TRINITY CO) TO 3.6 MI EAST OF THE TRINITY/SHASTA CO LINE – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 3 MI WEST OF MAD RIVER TO MAD RIVER (TRINITY CO)

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 3 MI EAST OF MAD RIVER TO FOREST GLEN (TRINITY CO) /SOUTH FORK MOUNTAIN/

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 4.3 MI WEST OF MINERAL TO MINERAL (TEHAMA CO)

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM FROM MINERAL TO 9 MI EAST OF MINERAL (TEHAMA CO) /MORGAN SUMMIT/

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOWA TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 9 MI EAST OF MINERAL (TEHAMA CO) TO 4 MI WEST OF WESTWOOD (PLUMAS CO)

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 6 MI EAST OF WESTWOOD TO 5.1 MI WEST OF SUSANVILLE (LASSEN CO) /FREDONYER SUMMIT/

CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM 5.1 MI WEST OF SUSANVILLE TO SUSANVILLE (LASSEN CO)

Barbara Rice
Barbara Rice is anewscafe.com's administrative assistant. She grew up in Igo listening to the devil's music, hearing tales of WWII, and reading James Thurber and Mad Magazine while dreaming of travel to exotic lands. She graduated from Shasta High School, Shasta College, and San Francisco State University. After too many blistering Sacramento Valley summers, she's traded it all for the ocean breezes of Humboldt County. She's been told she's a bad influence and that makes her very happy. She tweets, travels, and spoils cats. There's a dance in the old dame yet.
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2 Responses

  1. Well done, Barbara. Thank you for being ANC’s go-to public-safety information person. Nobody does it better.

    • Barbara Rice Barbara Rice says:

      I have to admit, sitting here in rainy, windy Eureka, that I am just a teeny bit jealous of your snow.
      But then I remember back to big snowfalls when I lived in Igo and not having electricity or water for a week, and the jealously dissipates quickly.