Current Incidents

Please see our Winter Storm Recovery page for information and resources to assist with losses related to the December 27th winter storm.

UPDATED 1/12/22 at 1:30 pm

Power

1/12 UPDATE: PG&E estimates that there are currently 26 Nevada County customers without power. 

You can report and view outage information on PG&E's website or by calling PG&E at 1-800-743-5002.

PG&E Safety Net Program

Residential customers who go without power for 48 hours or longer due to severe events like storms may qualify for the PG&E Safety Net program. The Safety Net program pays $25 to $100 automatically 60 to 120 days after the outage. The amount may depend on the outage length and appears automatically on their bills.

Green Waste Removal

Now that power has been restored throughout the County and residents are taking advantage of the nice weather to begin cleaning up their yards, the Office of Emergency Services has received numerous calls about what to do with the significant amount of green waste. Our office has been working with local partners as well as CalOES to identify funding and develop a plan to assist residents with their green waste disposal.  

The current options for green waste are:Green Waste Flyer

  • Safely burn residential debris
  • Chip material
  • Order residential curbside pickup
  • Rent a large green waste dumpster
  • Compost leaves and pine needles

We are aware of the staggering amount of green waste that is currently lining the County maintained roadways. Currently, the County Roads Crews are actively surveying all county-maintained roadways to identify the scale of work that is needed to ensure our roads are clear and easily passable; this is especially important with fire season just around the corner. Just as we asked neighbors to help neighbors during the storm, that request continues. Together we can work to clear dead and dying debris from our properties to make them less of a fire hazard.

Road Conditions

County Roadways

All County roads are open. There are still trees in several locations on county roads, but the roads are traversable.  Most trees remaining are in power lines or telephone lines and require a team with PG&E and/or telecommunication companies to address. Find information on which roads are County maintained roadways on our MyNeighborhood maps by turning on the "County Maintained Roads" layer.

Private Roadways

YubaNet is gathering resident-reported roadway issues such as downed trees and power lines in roadways and the data is being shared with our GIS team and PG&E.

Nevada County Contractors Association has a database of local contractors for residents who are looking to hire help to address tree removal, snow removal, and more.

City/Town Roadways

If you are in the City of Grass ValleyCity of Nevada City, or Town of Truckee city/town limits, their service teams will be the go-to resource for that area. Please visit their websites for additional information.  

State Highways

Check the Caltrans District 3 map for information on highway conditions and closures.

Supplies & Services (firewood, food, fuel, etc.)

Firewood Distribution

All firewood distribution sites are now closed.

Over 248 cords of firewood provided by PG&E were distributed to residents without power. Another 13 cords of firewood were created by the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County and Team Rubicon from community-donated seasoned rounds.  

Thank you to everyone who used wood sparingly and helped deliver to neighbors who weren't able to pickup the firewood themselves. 

A huge thank you to Nevada County Consolidated Fire District, North San Juan Fire, First Baptist Church, Peardale Chicago Park Fire, and Washington Fire who hosted the firewood distribution sites.

Propane

Nevada County needs more information from residents who rely on propane as their sole heat source and are out of propane or have less than 10% remaining.

If after calling your propane vendor you have been unable to get your propane tank filled, please complete the form at https://211connectingpoint.org/winter-storm-reports/ or call 211 at 1-833-DIAL211. The information will be routed to the Western Propane and Gas Association to help coordinate delivery.

If you are able, please prioritize clearing your driveway and tank to make them accessible for your propane provider.

Conservation is also incredibly important. If you installed a large household generator, please use it only as needed. Most of the larger generators can use an entire tank of propane in just a few days.

Contractors

Nevada County Contractors Association has a database of local contractors for residents who are looking to hire help to address tree removal, snow removal, and more.

Waste Management

Waste Management has resumed normal operations. Check your MyWM app for service updates or sign up for an online account at wm.com.

Open Businesses & Available Vendors/Contractors

Are you are a vendor or business that offers needed services such as snow plowing, firewood, or tree removal? Please let 211 know by calling 1-833-DIAL211 know as we work to connect residents with available services. Nevada County Contractors Association has a database of local contractors for residents who are looking to hire help to address tree removal, snow removal, and more.

The County is partnering with 211 to maintain a list of gas stations, grocery stores, and hardware stores that are currently open to the public. Please call 211 for more information. Just dial 2-1-1 or 1-833-DIAL211. Do you own or manage a local business that is currently selling essentials like gas, food, ice, and water? Please let 211 know by filling out this simple form.

Emergency Weather Shelters

Currently there are no Emergency Weather Shelters open.

Please call 211 Connecting Point at 1-833-DIAL211 to connect with community resources for shelter and housing.

Daytime Warming Centers (PG&E Community Resource Centers)

PG&E's Community Resource Centers are now closed.

PG&E emergency kits are still available at the Madelyn Helling Library for those still in need.

Local Emergency Proclaimed

Nevada County's Office of Emergency Services declared a Local Emergency on Monday, December 27th, which went into effect immediately. Nevada County was the first impacted County to declare a Local Emergency and staff has been deployed nonstop--many working 24/7 on 12-to-14-hour shifts--plowing roads and responding to urgent community needs.

On December 30th, the Board of Supervisors held a Special Meeting to ratify the emergency proclamation. Ratification is a necessary formality, but it has not delayed the County's ability to access the outside resources needed to respond to this emergency event.

The Local Emergency Proclamation enables Nevada County to more effectively respond to the snowstorm, seek and utilize mutual aid, obtain State and Federal funds if available, and ensure that the County’s resources and economy, as well as the community at large, have all the necessary tools available to endure this ongoing challenge.