Community Safety and Awareness Report for Thursday, June 16th, 2011
•According to County Roads Supervisor Marty Messenger, State Parks is paving 2/3rds of Whitmore Grove this week. Traffic will be 1 -way controlled with a pilot car. Crews will work from 8am to 5pm through today, June 16th.
•Roadway improvements and paving operations have begun on Redwood Drive. Road construction on Redwood Drive will occur from the north end of Redway proceeding north to U.S. Highway 101. Roadway improvements will begin on Sprowel Creek Road June 20th. Road construction on Sprowel Creek Road will occur 0.3 miles west of U.S. Highway 101. The construction zone will be subject to one-lane, stop-controlled traffic during the operations. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic during construction activities. Please use caution and be patient when driving in the construction zone. For further information, please contact the Humboldt County Department of Public Works construction office at 445-7448.
•CALFIRE Defensible Space Fire Safety Inspectors plan to continue on Shelter Cove Road east to Briceland today. Inspector will also start working in the Blue Slide Road area. The aim of the inspections is to identify potential fire hazards and educate landowners on defensible space and strategies for making their residences and buildings more fire safe. The inspectors will be in uniform and driving a marked CAL FIRE pickup. Anyone wishing to have an inspection of their property, please contact the Garberville CAL FIRE Station at 923-2645 and visit the CAL FIRE web site at: fire.ca.gov for more information.
•Pacific Gas and Electric Company warns outdoor water recreationists to take precautions against cold and swift rivers and streams as the state’s abundant snowpack begins melting faster as temperatures rise. This year’s deep snowfall and cool spring has left California’s overall snowpack at more than three times its usual water content, meaning snowmelt will be more rapid than usual when temperatures rise. Know the water, know your limits, wear a life jacket, and always provide parental supervision.
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