Saturday, November 26, 2016

Storm hiits motherlode

  November 26, 2016 at 2:45 AM:   The rain and snow have finally hit the motherlode, in the foothills and the mountains. No chain requirements have been listed as required yet on Hwy 4, but carry chains.

   And slow down, drive defensively, allowing room between yourself and other cars if you must go out.

Fatal collision on Hwy 12

   November 26, 2016 at 2:35 PM:  A fatal collision has been reported on Hwy 12 at Central Hill between San Andreas and Valley Springs.

   Apparently a garbage truck and an SUV were involved.  One person was fatally injured, per CHP. There may have been three vehicles involved. Two trucks are responding to the scene.

Be prepared to lose power in this storm

  November 26, 2016:   Due to the number of dead trees in Ebbetts Pass caused by the bark beetle, residents should be prepared for power failures in the coming storm. Snow is expected down to 3500'.

   Many of the dead trees are already bending over and will likely fall on power lines.  Hopefully none will fall on homes. Make sure you have candles and lanterns and plenty of wood nearby for warmth.

Breaking News: Recounts in three states

   First the Green Party candidate raised $5 million to start a recount of the Presidential ballots in three states.

   Now the Clinton campaign has joined in the assistance and will ask for Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan to be recounted.  It most likely won't make a difference in the outcome, but will make voters feel better.

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet???

I think I'll go hibernate for Christmas!!

Notice to Contractors: Calaveras Tree removal RFQ

   County of Calaveras, Public Works Department has issued a Request for Qualifications titled "ON-Call Hazardous Tree Removal Service"

Fidel Castro dead at 90

    Fidel Castro,  who has ruled Cuba with an iron first for 50 years, has died. He was 90 years old.

   He had turned the government over to his brother Raoul a few years ago, as his health declined.