Voluntary evacuation advised in Alpine Meadows due to avalanche danger

Published on January 21, 2017

The Placer County Office of Emergency Services has issued an emergency alert encouraging a voluntary evacuation for residents of Alpine Meadows due to the risk of avalanche.

The advisory is in effect for residents for all areas of the valley, and may become a mandatory evacuation if conditions worsen. An already considerable avalanche danger throughout the Sierra is likely to increase in many places in eastern Placer County as Sunday’s storm moves in.

If residents choose not to evacuate, they are urged to closely monitor conditions and be prepared to evacuate quickly if they deteriorate. For updates on avalanche conditions, visit the Sierra Avalanche Center website.

Placer County encourages all residents to sign up for the Placer Alert emergency alert system to receive the fastest possible notification of dangers near the places they care about - by text, email or phone. Sign up.