Magalia, and other cities on the ridge, hit with snow

Apr 1, 2014 6:11 PM

Gerald Vance has been working since 4 a.m. Tuesday, plowing snow from roads in Magalia and further up the ridge.

“This morning there was quite a bit up there in Sterling,” Said Vance, a Butte County Public Works road maintenance worker. “We plowed it out and we started getting a little bit of rain. So it looks better now and things are starting to melt. Hopefully it doesn't stay this way and doesn't freeze.”

Vance has been working road maintenance in Butte County for years. And after this year's recording-setting drought, this recent wet weather and snow comes as quite the shocker.

“This time of year, I’m real surprised,” Vance said. “It’s good though. We’re glad to have it. I'm a boater so I like to get out on the lake as often as possible.”

And while this late season rain and snow is good news for many, it also creates several dangerous conditions.

“People speeding. Tree limbs weighed down with snow,” Vance said. “You'll find a lot hanging over the roads sometimes coming around the corner. Somebody stuck and just not being prepared.”


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