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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

Plumas Schools open Tuesday and buses on normal schedule

January 19, 2010

6:00 a.m.

All schools in the Plumas Unified School District including Quincy, Greenville, Chester and Portola will start on time this morning.

Buses in some areas will be chained up and running at the maximum of 35 MPH allowed on the highways under chain restrictions. Students in those areas may notice small delays. Snow levels are predicted to range between 3000 feet to 4000 feet during the day, with heavy snow accumulations in the higher elevations.

As of 6:00 a.m. many parts of Plumas County were under R1 Chain restrictions where chains are required on all commercial vehicles (trucks or buses). All other vehicles (cars, pick-ups, vans, etc.) must have either snow tread tires or chains on the drive axle

Chains or snow tires are required from 10 miles east of Quincy to 8 miles west of Blairsden (Plumas Co) at Lee Summit all the way to 395 at Hallelujah Jct.

Chains or snow tires are required from Greenville to Canyon Dam.

Chains or snow tires are required from 4 miles west of Mineral (Tehama Co) to 9 miles west of Susanville (Lassen Co)

Chains are required on all vehicles except 4-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires on all 4 wheels from 6 miles east of Westwood to 10 miles west of Susanville (Lassen Co)  over Fredonyer Summit.

Highway 70 is closed in the Feather River Canyon due to a rock slide.

Current chain controls for Plumas County can be viewed here.

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