Placer County opens four warming/charging centers in North Lake Tahoe due to extensive power outages during blizzard

Published on January 11, 2017

As winter weather conditions continue to wreak havoc in the Sierra leaving many residents without power, Placer County has opened four warming/charging centers in the North Lake Tahoe area.

All four locations provide the public a place to stay warm and charge their phones.

People should not expect food and water at these locations, and pets are not allowed.

Warming center and charging station locations include:

Tahoe City Public Utility District
221 Fairway Drive
Tahoe City

North Tahoe Public Utility District
875 National Avenue
Tahoe Vista

Truckee Tahoe Airport
10356 Truckee Airport Road

Squaw Valley Fire Department
305 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley

“Because of the extensive power outages throughout North Tahoe, we have opened these warming/charging centers to give people a place to keep warm and power up their communication devices so they can stay in contact with friends and family and receive emergency updates sent through Placer Alert, our emergency notification system” said John McEldowney, Placer County emergency services manager.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office will be handing out fliers to at-risk communities that may not receive the messages otherwise.