A wet start to your morning. 24-hour rain totals have already topped an inch as the second atmospheric river impacts the state. And you can expect it to continue throughout the week. A winter storm warning is in place through Wednesday morning. Then the National weather service says a colder storm will arrive early next week.
Caltrans and OES urge you to avoid non-essential driving if traveling the highways. You can catch the warning on the traffic sign as you begin your drive on US 395 out of Susanville, warning you not to drive if not necessary. This is part of a statewide activation, and storm preparedness as the department has staffed more than 4000 crew members working 12-hour shifts, as well as placing equipment at critical locations to prepare for flooding and mudslides for a quick response and to monitor bridges as river levels rise and water flows increase.
Be cautious while driving through the burn scar, as debris flows are very likely. The Plumas sheriff’s office says throughout the county, Poor drainage areas, including snow-clogged drains, could see significant ponding issues.
If you have flooding concerns, there are sandbag locations throughout the county. Bring a shovel, and you can fill bags in the Quincy area at the Feather River College baseball parking lot. In Chester, portola, and indian valley at each fire station.