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4A Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 Q, from page 1A features dancers age 3 -teens performing choreographed routines in ballet, lyrical, tap, jazz, hip hop. Guest musicians play, sing favorite Christmas songs. Free admission, families welcome. For information about studio: rhythm& dancestudio. Friday: "A Winter Gift," 7 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Legends of the Celtic Harp trio presents spoken word, Celtic harp music. Tickets $25 general, $20 Plumas Arts members, $30 at the door. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402, Special karaoke night, Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge at 395 Main St. Hosted by Jen Ready. For information: 283-9788. Saturday: Fifth annual Christmas Bird Count, meet 7 a.m. at Midtown Coffee. Plumas Audubon Society hosts annual bird survey. No cost to participate. For information: Darrel Jury,, 616-1461. STORM, rom page 1A power until Saturday. PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno said the power company was hindered by snow and fallen trees. The Plumas County Sheriffs Office reported that 911 dispatchers were overwhelmed with callers reporting, power outages and asking questions. From noon Thursday until the rain and snow subsided about 9 a.m. Friday morning, 911 dispatchers fielded 120 calls. Dispatchers said they became frustrated by the volume of "non-emergency" calls regarding the power being out. There were 21 calls for downed power lines; four calls reporting power transformers that were burning or sparking; seven calls for fallen trees; several rock slides; and at least 10 reports of snow-related vehicle accidents. Residents near Bucks Lake Lodge got a scare Thursday morning about 10:15 when a fallen tree set off a hazardous chain reaction. The tree brought down a power pole and line, which then struck a residential propane tank. The tank rolled over and began leaking propane with live wires just a few feet away. People were evacuated from 250 Bonta Street Blairsden, CA96103 530-836-1300 CHRISTMAS MENU 2014 Classic Complete Dinner - Ready to Heat Roast Turkey with Herb Rub -Sliced Light & Dark Meat Or Roast Ham with an Orange Marmalade Glaze Herb Gravy Made with Rich Pan Drippings *** Fresh Cranberry Sauce Garlic Mashed Potatoes *** Traditional Herb Stuffing with Shiitake Mushrooms Baked Sweet Potato Gratin *** Green Beans Almondine Pumpkin Pie - Optional $2.50 per person $1Z50 per Person Whole Roast Turkey Stuffed with Traditional Herb Stuffing 14 - 16 Pound Bird $50.00 each 20 - 22 Pound Bird $75.00 each A La Carte Roast Turkey $12.95/lb. Herb Gravy $Z95/pint Garlic Mashed Potatoes $3.00/portion Cranberry Relish $6,95/pint Classic Herb Stuffing $3.00/portion Sweet Potato Gratin $3.50/portion Green Beans Almondine $2,50/portion Butternut Squash Soup $5.95/pint Pumpkin Pie $2.50/slice Please Place Your Order by Saturday December 21st 5:00pm Pick-up on Tuesday December 24Eh00pm--3:00pm A large oak tree branch falls over the fence near the east entrance of the U.S. Forest Service office in Quincy on Friday morning, Dec. 12. Photo by U.S. Forest Service the area and the road was blocked off until the leak was stopped about 2:25 p.m. Emergency personnel including the sheriff, U.S. Forest Service, Meadow Valley and Quincy fire departments, PG&E, the office of emergency services and others responded to the scene: County road crews worked around the clock to keep roads cleared of snow Dec. 11 - 12. "The county and state road departments saved our bacon -- not just the highway patrol, but the entire county," Quincy Area California Highway Patrol Commander Joe Edwards said. "It's so subtle, the things they do, that you almost forget they are out there. But they do an incredible job." Public Works Deputy Director Joe Blackwell said his staff was prepared for the storm. "All the crews were ready to go," he said. "The only thing that caused problems were the utility lines that were down." Blackwell said crews had to drive around the downed lines until they could be removed. Tree limbs in the roadways also caused problems. While crews worked to clear the roads, the debris was moved to the side and then hauled off later., "That slowed us down a little," Blackwell said. What also prompted snow removal to proceed a little more slowly than normal was the high water content of the snow. "(Snowplow) drivers have to adjust for it," Blackwell said. "They have to go slower, so that (snow) isn't thrown too far and doesn't cause damage." However, slowing down also causes more of a berm. As a result of last week's storms, winter road closures are now in effect for all of the usual seasonal roadways including the Oro-Quincy and Gold Lake highways. Some schools were closed due to the snow or power outages, including Feather River College. Greenville schools were closed Friday. School sporting events were cancelled in Westwood and Chester. Close call No road crew could have prevented a storm-related accident that happened on Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon just west of Ric.h BarRoad ear!y Thursday. According to the CHP, a rock- and mudslide happened just as a westbound vehicle was slowly driving by to avoid Feather River Bulletin Heavy snow snaps the top half of a cedar tree in East Quincy on Friday morning, Dec. 12. Photo submitted other rocks in the road. The vehicle -- a 2012 Ford Expedition -- got caught in the middle of the slide, was pushed across the road and stopped just short of the , guardrail. According to the CHP report, the driver, 25-year-old Corie Howe, of Taylorsville, and both passengers were using seat belts and weren't injured. Welcome storm The first major storm of the winter season saturated the drought-stricken region with precipitation. It also brought wind gusts that reached 40 miles per hour in some places. However, the winds weren't as strong as forecasters had predicted. The western part of the county received more precipitation than the east. Quincy, Indian Valley and the Almanor Basin got several inches of rain and snow, while Portola received less. "We didn't have any snow here in Portola," said Portola Public Works Superintendent Todd Roberts. "We were ready to go with the plows, but nothing." Dale Knutsen, a National Weather Service correspondent for the Lake Almanor area, said the Basin received about 5.5 inches of moisture from Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 10, to Friday morning, Dec. 12. Knutsen said the area normally gets just over 5 inches for all of December. "It was a tremendous amount of rain," Knutsen said. "The front was pretty solid. It wasn't a hit-and-miss system like we often see." He added that in an average water year (which begins July 1), the area has about 12 inches of precipitation by the end of December: "We already have 16.4 inches," he said. Knutsen said more, but less intense, weather systems are on the way. The fronts are part of a series of torms called "The Pineapple Express" that propels a successive stream of warm, wet tropical systems from the Pacific Ocean to the West Coast. None of the weather systems headed for Plumas County in the next week are expected to be as intense as last week's storm. "Hopefully it will be cold enough to get some snow from these and increase our (snow) savings account," Knutsen said. Feather Publishing staff writers Debra Moore, Jamks Wilson and Ann Powers contributed to this report. Feather River Bulletin Pol Scltlee: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Publlahod: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Office Lecatlon and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. HOW to oontaot us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. Email: Website: 0wnership and hedtege: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin May 16, 1892) subsequently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas Independent (1892 - 1945) June 7, 1945. Published weekly. 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