Winter Storms 2017
Feb. 16, 2017 -- as of 3:00 p.m.
More winter storms are expected over the next several days. Refer to the resources below to help you stay safe and informed.
Valley and Foothills: Rain, snow, strong winds are causing isolated street flooding, some road washouts and power outages. Please check the map below for the latest on road closures, and if you see a flooded street, with or without a 'closed' sign, please don't risk it.
Eastern Placer County:
- The large snow banks have been blocking the street drains, leaving nowhere for the rain of recent days to go. This has caused significant street flooding. Please see below for sandbag locations.
Placer County is monitoring the weather and river and stream levels and will update this website in addition to providing updates through our social media outlets.
HELP FOR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES
The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that low-interest federal disaster loans are available to businesses and residents in certain counties, including Placer, that were affected by the severe winter storms, flooding and mudslides that occurred Jan. 5-14, 2017. If you suffered storm-related damage during this time, you may apply for assistance here. If you incurred storm damage outside of this time period, we need your help collecting information to see if Placer may be eligible for this type of financial assistance for any other storms. Even if you don’t need financial assistance, please take the time to fill out our damage surveys for businesses and individual residents to help your neighbors who may.
Closures of Placer County-managed roads:
California Highway Patrol traffic incident information page.
Caltrans QuickMap of current highway closures and hazards.
Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit's night service will end at midnight Jan. 21, and all night service (between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m.) is canceled Jan. 22. Details
DOWNED TREES AND FLOODING
Placer County Public Works Department
To report downed trees or flooding during normal business hours, call Public Works at 530-889-7565.
During after-hours and weekends, call Placer County Sheriff's Office non-emergency dispatch at 530-886-5375.
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND LINKS
Please remember, in emergencies call 9-1-1.
Placer County Public Information Line: 530-886-5310
City of Roseville: 916-774-5812
City of Rocklin: 916-625-5400
City of Lincoln: 916-645-4040
Town of Loomis: 530-886-5310
City of Auburn: 530-823-4237
City of Colfax: 530-886-5310
American Red Cross
Placer County sand and sandbag locations
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
For road conditions on state highways, go online to www.dot.ca.gov
or call the Caltrans road information number: 1-800-427-7623.
Liberty Utilities (provides electricity to North Lake Tahoe communities in Placer County)
Go online to www.libertyutilities.com
or call customer service at 800-782-2506. Online, the company has a form that can be filled out and submitted, which sends an immediate email to all appropriate Liberty Utilities personnel.
The National Weather Service
Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
PG&E advises customers who smell natural gas, see downed power lines or suspect other emergency situations to leave the area immediately and then call 9-1-1 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.
Customer Service: 1-800-743-5000
Natural Gas System Information: 1-888-743-7431
PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE DURING THE STORM
The Placer County Flood Control and Water Conservation District advises residents to:
- Avoid areas subject to sudden flooding;
- Avoid trying to cross flowing streams where water is above the knees because residents could be swept away by strong currents;
- Not sightsee in flooded areas or try to enter areas blocked off by local authorities;
- Avoid unnecessary trips, and dress warmly and advise others of destinations when traveling during storms.
- Monitor radio, television or online news sites for emergency information and instructions from authorities;
- Keep vehicles fueled in case power outages interrupt service station operations;
- Know safe routes from home or work that lead to higher ground;
- Store drinking water in closed, clean containers in case water service is interrupted;
- If flooding is likely and time permits, move essential items and furniture to higher ground, such as the upper floors of homes;
- If advised by local authorities to leave home, move to safe areas promptly before access is cut off by flood waters.
Check our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for updates throughout the storm.