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Winter storm rocks south Placer this week

By: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
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Several winter storms hit Placer County this week.

Loomis suffered multiple large oak trees falling, damaging property and causing road closures, according to PG&E and Placer County Sheriff officials.

On Monday Loomis suffered traffic closures on Auburn Folsom Road and King Road, due to a falling tree.

“It appears both lanes were blocked during the incident,” Placer County Sheriff spokeswoman Angela Musallam said.

A Placer County deputy quickly arrived on scene Monday to help mitigate the issue until crews and personnel removed the large tree, according to Musallam. No injuries were reported, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

Several other trees fell as a result of the storm, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.  

Meanwhile in nearby Lincoln, almost 300 Lincoln residents were without power Monday for a short time, according to PG&E officials.  

The National Weather Service office in Sacramento predicts the storm hitting this Monday will not bring as many disruptions in terms of power outages and falling trees, according to National Weather Service (Sacramento) meteorologist Emily Heller.

“We only have very light amounts of rain forecasted for Placer County,” Heller said. “There’s a system coming in Friday night to Saturday but we are really not expecting strong winds, which are a major factor in causing disruptions.”

“We expect some gustier winds next Tuesday and Wednesday, but for the weekend, we are not expecting anything like that,” Heller said. “It’s only very light rain for Placer County.”