Closures and Warnings from Wednesday’s Snow UPDATE – CalTrans & Shelters 3:22 PM

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The snow isn’t falling any more but there are still plenty of warnings and public safety issues. The latest:

EMERGENCY SHELTER

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of Emergency Services continue to monitor events unfolding from the snow storm that recently hit Shasta County. Local first responders, city and county staff throughout the operational area continue to work tirelessly to restore power, clear roads, conduct welfare checks, and monitor incoming weather patterns.

The American Red Cross and Good News Rescue are providing shelter for those in need. The American Red Cross has a shelter open at CrossPointe Community Church, 2960 Hartnell Ave., Redding. This shelter location will close tomorrow, February 15, 2019 at 10 a.m. The Red Cross has an alternate location identified for the weekend if needed.

The Good News Rescue Mission is located at 3100 S. Market St., Redding.

A warming center is open at the Redding Public Library today until 8:00 p.m.

Those residents who live in low lying areas and near creeks should be aware the creeks and tributaries will flow at higher levels due to snow melt and rainfall. Your residential areas could be impacted by small stream flooding. Residents should remain vigilant about creek levels rising and should be prepared to evacuate if ordered to do so by law enforcement. Residents do not need to wait to be ordered to evacuate; if you feel the need to evacuate due to rising creek levels, please do so immediately!

Every family should have an emergency plan in place and know what to do in the event of an emergency. Please be ready and if you do leave because of a weather emergency please have your medications, clothes and other small valuables ready to go. If you have animals please be sure to include them in your planning process. Have a plan, discuss the plan with friends and family and be ready to take action as needed.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning through Saturday. If you travel you may experience delays, be aware of damaged trees and downed power lines, chain controls are likely, and you may experience significant reductions in visibility.

CALTRANS

The Lakehead Rest Area on SB I-5 is currently closed due to storm damage. Will advise when rest area reopens.

The O’Brien Rest Area on NB I-5, north of Redding, is closed at this time due to a power outage.

EMERGENCY CLOSURE: SR 36W is currently closed from junction with SR 3 to Wildwood in Trinity County due to slipout.

SR 99 flooding in Tehama County. SR 99 remains closed from junction with SR 36 and Aramayo Way.

SCHOOL CLOSURES

Shasta College will be closed until Tuesday, February 19. Due to danger from damaged trees, students will not be allowed on campus until then.

From KRCR-TV

All sites and programs of the Shasta County Office of Education will be closed February 14, including after-school programs. The full list is here.

CALTRANS

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

Highway 36

[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA]
CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM THE JCT OF SR 3 (TRINITY CO) TO PLATINA (SHASTA CO)

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