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Sierra College hosts Chain-Up event

On Dec. 4, the Sierra College Nevada County Campus will host a free Chain-Up event, and the public is invited.

Participants will include the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, the California Highway Patrol, Durham Transportation, Nevada County Public Works, Gold Country Transit, the Nevada County Campus Associated Students of Sierra College, the Nevada County Department of Transportation, Cal Trans and Riebe's Auto Parts.

Community members are welcome and encouraged to participate in this event, just in time for the coming winter storms.

Demonstrations and instructions on proper installation of tire chains and cables will be offered, along with winter safety preparedness check lists, winter driving tips, and awareness of local agencies involved in winter weather response and collaboration.

There will be question and answer sessions with Gold Country Transit, Durham Transportation, the California Highway Patrol, and the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services. Demonstrations of snow traction device installation will be given every 30 minutes.

Riebe's Auto Parts will check windshield wiper blades, headlights, turn signals and batteries.

Participants will be treated to free hot dogs and sodas courtesy of Riebe's.

The Sierra College Nevada County Campus is at 250 Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Parking Lot 1. The date is subject to change in case of inclement weather.

For more information about this event and other events on the Sierra College Nevada County Campus, call 530-274-5301, or go online at http://www.sierracollege.edu/events.