Current Incidents: Winter Storm

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Additional Resources

Snow Load Advisory for Buildings

With a large amount of snow accumulation on roofs, please check your structures for the following:

  • Cracks in walls
  • Sagging floors 
  • Displaced columns 
  • Cracking or dropping arches
  • Bulging walls
  • Difficulty opening doors or windows
  • Water/smoke that pushes through masonry

Structures with low-sloped or flat roofs, manufactured homes, carports, trellises, and patio covers may be more susceptible to increased snow loads. If you observe any of these items and are concerned about your structure's safety, consider contacting your local contractors' association for a list of local and reliable licensed contractors. Call 911 if there is a life-threatening emergency. 

Learn more about dangerous snow load on structures.

Sand & Sandbags

Free sand and sandbags are available for Nevada County residents at the following locations:

  • Nevada City: Next to the Nevada County Warehouse located at the corner of Highway 49 and East Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
  • Penn Valley: Penn Valley Fire Protection District located at 10513 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley, CA 95946
  • North San Juan: North San Juan Community Hall located at 10057 Reservoir Street, North San Juan, CA 95960
  • South County: Higgins Fire Department located at 10106 Combie Road, Auburn, CA 95602

Sand and sandbags are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please bring your own shovel and only take what you need. Sandbags can also be purchased at local feed and hardware stores if any locations are running low. Please be patient as we try to keep these locations stocked during higher than usual usage. Learn more.

Road Conditions

Roads Service Request 

To report downed trees on County Roads, call 530-265-1411 or 911. To report downed power poles and trees into power poles, contact PG&E directly at 1-800-743-5002 or 911.  

If you are in the City of Grass ValleyCity of Nevada City, or Town of Truckee city/town limits, their service teams will be the go-to resource for that area. Please visit their websites for additional information.  

Many unincorporated roadways are not County-maintained roadways because they are privately owned and maintained roadways by residents or HOAs. Downed trees with powerlines in them require PG&E response.




Please report outages directly to your communications provider.

Emergency Weather Shelters

Nevada County Library - Warming Zones

Nevada County Libraries are open as normal. View Library locations and hours.

Locations will provide: 

  • Heat
  • Power and charging station
  • Internet
  1. Over $1.5 Million Granted for Forest Resilience Projects in Nevada County

    Three local agencies in Nevada County have been awarded grant funding from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy for forest resilience projects that will reduce wildfire risk and restore forest health in the region. Learn More
  2. Nevada County Provides Priority Permitting and Fee Waiver for Winter Storm Damage

    Residents and business owners with storm damage repairs in unincorporated Nevada County will receive priority permitting and have local fees waived for repair permits through for serious repairs following the February 24, 2023, winter storm. Learn More
  3. Property Tax Relief as a Result of Storm Damage

    With a state and local emergency proclamation in place because of recent storm damage, qualified property owners in Nevada County might be entitled to property tax relief. Learn More
  4. Take Nevada County’s Storm Damage Survey to Share Damage and Needs Data

    Residents and businesses can help report storm damage like down trees on their property or into structures, propane shortages, internet and phone outages, and dangerous snow loads that may threaten their building’s structural integrity. Learn More
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