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County Says Cedar Valley Dam Not In Danger Of Failure

CEDAR VALLEY — With all the concern generated by media reports yesterday that the earthen dam in Cedar Valley was in imminent danger of failure, we followed up with Madera County Public Works to find out what is really going on. Ahmad Alkhayyat is the Director of Public Works for Madera County. We asked Alkhayyat about media reports that the earthen ...

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Mandatory Evacuation Order For Low-Lying Areas Of North Fork

NORTH FORK — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has issued a mandatory evacuation order for the following areas of North Fork: -East Side of Church Street -Bass Lake Mobile Home Park. Be aware of rising water levels and evaluate your conditions. Residents who live in these areas or other areas threatened by rising water levels should immediately evacuate to the ...

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Hazardous Driving Conditions Across Eastern Madera County

CENTRAL SIERRA — Mud slides, roadway flooding, evacuation warnings, and trees falling across roadways are just some of the emergencies to which firefighters, CHP, Sheriff’s deputies, PG&E, Caltrans and County Roads are responding today. Currently there are dangerous road conditions in the following areas of Eastern Madera County: Road 274 at Marina View – mud/debris in roadway Highway 41 on ...

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Evacuation Warning Issued For Areas Of Cedar Valley

OAKHURST — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an Evacuation Warning for the following areas in Cedar Valley: Lake Side Drive (South of Fire Station 18) Cedar Place Deer Run Trail Road Lazy Oak Drive Be aware of rising water levels and evaluate your conditions. If you feel the need to evacuate, please do so. Residents in these area ...

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Pre-Evacuation Notices Issued For Areas Of North Fork

NORTH FORK — The Sheriff’s Office has issued a pre-evacuation advisory for the following areas: Bass Lake Mobile Home Park Road 222 between Railroad Grade Road and Road 200 Road 226 between Keller Road and Road 222 Manzanita Lake Drive Old Central Camp Road between Road 222 and ½ of a mile west of Road 274 Road 225 between Road ...

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Flash Flood Warning For Central Sierra

CENTRAL SIERRA — The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Flash Flood Warning for central Mariposa County, central Madera County, east-central Merced County, southern Tuolumne County, northwestern Tulare County, central Fresno County, effective until 2:45 p.m. today. Local law enforcement officials have reported flooding due to heavy rain across the area. Estimated rainfall rates are one-quarter to one-half ...

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PG&E Activates Emergency Action Plan For Bass Lake Dam

BASS LAKE — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is cautioning that flows from the Crane Valley Dam spillway have reached 800 cubic feet per second and will likely increase as rain continues to fall in the area. PG&E says the dam is functioning as designed, and PG&E activated the emergency action plan for the area once flows exceed 750 ...

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Big Oak Flat Road Closed, Travel Hazards In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park (Hwy 120) is currently closed from Crane Flat to Foresta due to a rockfall.  On Sunday morning, Feb. 5, debris and several boulders fell into the road. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via The Big Oak Flat Road.  Park road crews have been working to clear the ...

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Flood Watch For Yosemite Foothills And San Joaquin Valley

CENTRAL SIERRA — A flood watch is in effect for the Mariposa, Madera, and Fresno County Foothills in the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, including the towns of Bass Lake, Coarsegold, Fish Camp, Oakhurst, North Fork, Mariposa, Tuolumne Meadows, Auberry, and Wawona. Issued by the National Weather Service, the flood watch is in effect from 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 ...

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Caltrans Tree Work And Maintenance Schedule On Highways 41 And 49

MADERA COUNTY — Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth reports that, depending on weather, drivers in the Oakhurst, Coarsegold and Ahwahnee areas should expect some delays while road maintenance and tree work continues between storms. Caltrans will work in the following neighborhoods: Highway 41 in the vicinity of Road 425B in Coarsegold/Oakhurst Highway 49 in the vicinity of Mockingbird Lane in Ahwahnee Maintenance ...

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