PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif. – The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday afternoon that residents, property owners, and vacation property renters of Bucks Lake and the Bucks Highlands will be allowed to temporarily access the area for purposes of winterizing property or retrieving property.
Authorities said those who wish to access the area must check-in at the Bucks Lake Road/Big Creek Road blockage. Individuals will be required to sign a waiver prior to accessing the closure area. A photo ID is also needed to gain access.
Officials said this is not for overnight access. Individuals will be required to come out the same day you enter by 3 p.m. The sheriff’s office asks that when driving in the closure area, you must drive 25 mph or less.
Those accessing the area will be restricted to accessing their properties only and will not be allowed to travel west on Bucks Lake Road west of the Bucklin Road intersection, according to the sheriff’s office.
Highway 162 from Butte County is still closed. Highway 70 from Cherokee Road in Butte County to the Greenville Wye (Highway 70/89 intersection in Plumas County).
The sheriff’s office said the access could be extended depending on the fire behavior and weather. Check the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for updates. For updates on the North Complex, click here.