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Sierra National Forest Closes Minarets Road

NORTH FORK— Sierra National Forest (SNF) officials have announced the closure of a segment of Minarets Road (4S81) at Mile Post 28 as of Thursday, February 22. That segment of the road is currently unsafe. Because of the heavy rainfall deep fissures are threatening the road’s integrity. This closure will allow SNF road crews to put in place a temporary ...

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One-Way Traffic Control Next Week

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct the following one-way traffic control next week on State Route-49 (SR-49) and SR-140 for maintenance and construction operations. Work is scheduled as follows: STATE ROUTE 49 • One-way traffic control from Shilling Road to Crown Lead Road for sign work beginning Monday, February 26, through Thursday, February 29, from ...

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Homeowner Assistance Available for Defensible Space

MADERA COUNTY–The Eastern Madera County Fire Safe Council (EMCFSC) is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for Defensible Space Assistance, chipping, and hazard tree removal. EMCFSC has resources available to assist low-income, tribal, elderly, or otherwise disadvantaged residents. Residents identified as vulnerable in Eastern Madera County (EMC) with establishing defensible space in compliance with regional code ordinances. ...

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Flood Watches and Winter Weather Continue

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting our area will continue to see winter weather through midweek. This includes a flood watch, excessive rainfall, thunderstorms and snow. An atmospheric river will pass through Central California today into tonight. Extreme winter storm impacts are anticipated in the Sierra Nevada above 6,000 feet  due to snow load and snow amounts ...

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One-Way Traffic Control Next Week

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct the following one-way traffic control next week on State Route-49 (SR-49) and SR-140 for maintenance and construction operations. Work is scheduled as follows: STATE ROUTE 49 • One-way traffic control at Mt. Bullion Cutoff Road for utility work beginning Wednesday, February 21, through Friday, February 23, 2024, from 10:00 ...

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Holiday Weekend Weather Expected to Pack a Punch

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting that our area can expect two storm systems over the holiday weekend. They will continue into next week.  The first of two systems will impact Central California on  Saturday, with periods of light rain below 6,000 feet. Light snow will fall above 6,000 feet. The first system will be the smaller ...

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One-Way Traffic Control This Week

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct the following one-way traffic control this week on State Route-49 (SR-49) and SR-140 for maintenance and construction operations. Work is scheduled as follows: STATE ROUTE 49 • One-way traffic control at Joe Howard Road for utility work beginning Saturday, February 10, through Sunday, February 11, 2024. Traffic control will ...

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Storm Watch Early February 2024

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Keep reading for weather alerts, road conditions including traffic collisions, closures and hazards, school closures, power outages and other emergencies as they happen. We will continue to update this article throughout the storm – stay safe! Updated 2.8.2024 9:30AM Madera County 2/08/24 – Update! This is Robert Dias, MOT Director for Bass Lake School District informing you that after ...

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Atmospheric River Set to Hit Us Hard

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting a powerful atmospheric river driven storm will bring strong and damaging winds, excessive rainfall, and up to 6 feet of new snow to our communities over the next few days. A Wind Advisory for the San Joaquin Valley, Sierra Foothills, and the Coastal Range will begin tonight (Saturday, February 3) at ...

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Alert: Rock and Mud Slide Road 200

O’NEALS—The California Highway Patrol is reporting that a rock and mudslide is covering both lanes of Road 200 and Finegold Creek. The Madera County Roads Department is enroute. Avoid the area if possible. We will update this article when more information is available.   Updated: The road has been cleared.

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