Caltrans initiates emergency tree removal operations in storm-damaged regions – The Union

A car drives beneath a downed tree relaxationing alongside a damaged utility pole alongside East Bennett Roadvert in Grass Valley Tuesday. Whereas this week’s forecast Requires extra rain, County residents can relaxation assured that one other low snow event Isn’t Inside The current climate fashions.

Caltrans is alerting motorists to anticipate intermittent one-method visitors advertministration on a quantity of Sierra extrememethods by way of March for emergency tree eradverticating operations.

After doc-breaking winter storms in December, coupled with extreme mountain winds, pretty A pair of timber all by way of the Sierra have fallen on state extrememethods or are Weak to falling As a Outcome of of heavy snow, saturated floor and continued extreme wind gusts. Caltrans has initiated a $3 million emergency tree eradverticating contract with Tyrrell Assets, Inc. of Truckee, To assist with tree eradverticating operations and cleanup.

Motorists ought to anticipate intermittent one-method visitors advertministration on The subsequent extrememethods. Most tree eradverticating work will happen all by way of daytime hours till in any other case famous.

Impacted roadverts embrace Highmethod 20 between Grass Valley and the Interstate 80 separation; Highmethod 49 between La Barr Meadvertows Roadvert and McKnight Way in Grass Valley — tree eradverticating work is scheduled in a single day from 8 p.m. To 5 a.m. Wednesday by way of Friday; Highmethod 49 between Nevadverta Metropolis and the Highmethod 89 separation in Sierra County; Highmethod 174 between the Highmethod 20 separation and Greenhorn Entry Roadvert; and Highmethod 193 between Cool and Placerville in El Doradverto County.

Caltrans upkeep crews responded shortly to pretty A pair of downed timber Inside the quick aftermath of the doc-breaking storm to reopen extrememethods to visitors. The emergency tree eradverticating contract will further allow crews To Think about continued snow eradverticating operations and extrememethod upkeep actions.

District 3 is Responsible for sustaining and working 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties.

Supply: Caltrans