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Update: Weather shelter extending to third night, will be open Friday

The Union staff
Nevada County was blanketed in snow Thursday afternoon.
Submitted by Denise Fink

UPDATE: 3:31 P.M.:

From a release:

Given the low snow levels, substantial accumulations, and cold temperatures in the Nevada City and Grass Valley area Sierra Roots, Salvation Army, the City of Nevada City, and the County of Nevada will continue their partnership by extending the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for a third night on Friday, January 17.

The Sierra Roots Weather Shelter will open at 4:30 p.m. in Nevada City and Salvation Army will open their location in Grass Valley at 5:30pm. Both shelters close at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. This collaborative
effort temporarily shelters one of our most vulnerable populations during extreme weather events and connects homeless residents to additional available services.

The Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement Team (HOME Team) will provide case management services to attendees and Hospitality House will assist in providing HAT Van transportation to and from the sheltering
locations. The Nevada County Veteran Services Office will also be available for connecting homeless veterans to available services.

Source: Nevada County Health and Human Services Agency


Due to the already adjusted schedule for finals testing, Nevada Joint Union High School District will be closing at the expected time of 12:50 p.m. today, according to district superintendent Brett McFadden.


Nevada City School District, Twin Ridges School District, Nevada City School of The Arts, Twin Ridges Home Study, Sierra College and Bitney College Prep are all closing due to inclement weather, according to Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Scott Lay.

Grass Valley School District will also be closing at 1:15 p.m., wrote Lay.

Administrators at Union Hill School District are encouraging parents to pick their children up early from school, but the buses are scheduled to run as normal, according to an email from Union Hill School District Superintendent Dave Curry.

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