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Winter Storms

Feb. 28, 2018 - as of 3:00 p.m.

Winter storms are expected over the next few days. Refer to the resources below to help you stay safe and informed.

Placer County is monitoring the weather and river and stream levels and will update this website in addition to providing updates through our social media platforms.


California Highway Patrol traffic incident information page.

Caltrans QuickMap of current highway closures and hazards.


Please remember, in emergencies call 9-1-1.

Placer County Public Information Line: 530-886-5310

City of Roseville: 916-774-5812

City of Rocklin: 916-625-5400

City of Lincoln: 916-645-4040

Town of Loomis: 530-886-5310

City of Auburn: 530-823-4237

City of Colfax: 530-886-5310

American Red Cross

Placer County sand and sandbag locations

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

  • For road conditions on state highways, go online to or call the Caltrans road information number: 1-800-427-7623.

Liberty Utilities (provides electricity to North Lake Tahoe communities in Placer County)

  • Click here to visit their website or call customer service at 800-782-2506. Online, the company has a form that can be filled out and submitted, which sends an immediate email to all appropriate Liberty Utilities personnel.

 The National Weather Service

Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

  • PG&E advises customers who smell natural gas, see downed power lines or suspect other emergency situations to leave the area immediately and then call 9-1-1 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.
  • Customer Service: 1-800-743-5000
  • Natural Gas System Information: 1-888-743-7431




The Placer County Flood Control and Water Conservation District advises residents to:

  • Avoid areas subject to sudden flooding;
  • Avoid trying to cross flowing streams where water is above the knees because residents could be swept away by strong currents;
  • Not sightsee in flooded areas or try to enter areas blocked off by local authorities;
  • Avoid unnecessary trips, and dress warmly and advise others of destinations when traveling during storms.
  • Monitor radio, television or online news sites for emergency information and instructions from authorities;
  • Keep vehicles fueled in case power outages interrupt service station operations;
  • Know safe routes from home or work that lead to higher ground;
  • Store drinking water in closed, clean containers in case water service is interrupted;
  • If flooding is likely and time permits, move essential items and furniture to higher ground, such as the upper floors of homes;
  • If advised by local authorities to leave home, move to safe areas promptly before access is cut off by flood waters. 

Check our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for updates throughout the storm.