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.
ROAD AND TRAFFIC INFORMATION
California Highway Patrol traffic incident information page.
Caltrans QuickMap of current highway closures and hazards.
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND LINKS
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 www.dot.ca.gov
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
PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE DURING THE STORM
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.