Across the Sierra Nevada this weekend, residents and officials are assessing the damage from a series of powerful storms before a new round from the atmospheric river arrives next week.
Some homes in northern Sierra communities have been left without power for more than a week because of this week’s blizzard, which locals say has been the worst in a decade.
“We had over 10 feet of snow in portions of the community. Everyone had at least 3 to 5 feet of snow, all in about a two-day period. And that’s a pretty extraordinary level of snow,” said Truckee Donner Public Utility District spokesman Steven Poncelet.
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