Ridge Crews Scramble As High Winds Topple Trees and Power Lines

Dec 30, 2014 1:11 PM by News Staff

The following PG&E Weather Alert lists most of the main problem areas where residents are asked to avoid until these areas are safe:

The primary weather concern with this system continues to be the gusty offshore/northeast winds. As of 8 AM winds have already ramped up in the Sacramento Valley, Northern Sierra, and across elevated terrain north of the Bay Area. These winds will intensify and increase in coverage as the morning progresses and then remain on and off gusty through tonight. This evening and tonight the character of the wind will shift to be more focused across elevated terrain and those lower elevation locations adjacent to elevated terrain.

Road Closure Alert

Due to a downed tree, Clark road is closed between Skyway and Forest Service Ln. Elliott Road is closed between Ingalls and Copeland.

All residents are advised to use extreme caution on the roadways during this wind event.

The following roads are currently closed due to fallen trees/power lines:

1. Lofty Lane off Skyway
2. Pentz Road at Malibu
3. Clark Road between Gate Lane and Forest Service Lane
4. Stark Lane
5. Franke Lane
6. Stearns Road is closed at Pearson Road
7. Wagstaff Road is closed at Van Fossen Road

*Elliot Road between Ingalls and Copeland is now open
Currently the Paradise Police Department, Town of Paradise Public Works and Police Volunteers are dedicating all it's efforts and resources to emergencies. For more information and updates please got to Town of Paradise Facebook.


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