El Dorado County Update on Infrastructure Problems Due to Recent Storms

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 12, 2017 / comments

Placerville, CA – El Dorado County over the last couple of weeks has seen a significant amount of rain and snow fall. The rain and snow fall has caused infrastructure problems in the County. 
The following is an update of road closures:

* Fort Jim Road at Newtown Road - Failing drainage structure.

* Kyburz Drive - Mudslide/trees/ debris blocking drainage. Will take several days to remove. Local access available for residents.

* Hackamiller Road just past Garden Valley Road – Washed out road.

* Weber Creek at Jurgens/Luneman - Low water crossing flooded and unsafe for vehicle traffic.

* Cosumnes Mine Road at North Fork of Cosumnes River. Bridge approach failure. In addition, other sections of the road, not associated with the bridge, have experienced slope failure taking part of the road down the slope.

* Mormon Emigrant Trail at Sly Park Road – There are unsafe conditions on the road. Should reopen this weekend.

In addition, County staff has been responding to calls regarding 100s of downed trees, flooding, potholes, and small and large slides. The most significant slides have occurred along Salmon Falls Road, Rock Creek Road, Mosquito Road, Newtown Road, Forni Road, and Hassler Road. County staff on the West Slope has been working nonstop to fix and mitigate the infrastructure issues.  

In the Tahoe Basin, significant snow amounts, have staff working 24 hours a day to plow roads, clear blocked drains due to snow berms, and remove downed trees. At this time there are no County road closures in the Tahoe Basin. However, there is a substantial amount of snow in the area and crews are working to address the continued situation. 

If you have any knowledge of damage to County infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.) please contact the County at the following phone number: 530-642-4909.