City of Placerville Declared a State of Emergency

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 10, 2017 / comments

Cleve Morris, City Manager (Placerville, CA) – The City of Placerville has declared a local state of emergency due to damage to local infrastructure from the recent weather events. In accordance with City Code, the City Manager declared the emergency after surveying current damages to local infrastructure, reviewing reported information from City staff, and considering the potential for additional damage. The following are some of the current infrastructure problems due to the recent weather events:

Wastewater Treatment Plant Exceeding capacity and posing danger to Hangtown Creek.
Potential Mudslides in various areas.
Creek along Wiltse Road overflowing. Please avoid this area.
Trees down in several areas
Flooding on Smith Flat Road. Please avoid this area.

The above are a few examples of why the City Manager declared a local state of emergency. In addition, the storm is expected to pick up in intensity later this afternoon and evening causing additional potential problems.

The emergency declaration will allow City staff to more efficiently start the process of recovery and rebuilding of City infrastructure. If you have any knowledge of damage to City infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.) or facilities, please contact the City on the police nonemergency number at 530-642-5280. As always, if you encounter an emergency that is a threat to health and safety, please call 911.