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Local Emergency Declaration From Snow Impacts

As you can imagine, calls for service through the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department’s Dispatch Center were way up from one of the snowiest systems in the western county in the last 15 to 20 years that occurred late Sunday and early Monday. Sheriff’s Lieutenant Sean Scales was recently appointed as coordinator for the Office of Emergency Services. He says by 8:30 Monday morning, 326 calls for assistance had already been received. That compares to no more than 300 for an entire busy day…

click to listen to Sean Scales

Meanwhile, a local emergency declaration was made on Monday and the Board of Supervisors is expected to pass a similar proclamation at a special meeting Thursday afternoon. Also, Scales says thanks to adjustments from the pandemic over the last couple of years, county services have not been overly disrupted…

click to listen to Sean Scales

And warming and overnight shelters are expected to stay open during the daytime as well as night time at the Madelyn Helling Library and the Veterans Hall in Nevada City.

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