With bad weather approaching, here are some suggestions to stay safe:

  • Don't touch any downed power lines. Assume them to be energized and dangerous. Call 911 and PG&E's hotline at 1-800-743-5002 if you see one. Keep kids and animals away from them.

  • Travelers are advised to check departure times before going to the airport. No delays are expected at the area's major airports, but that could change.

  • Heading to the snow? Check the weather. Long delays and possible "whiteouts" are expected at times. The weather service advises finding alternate routes to the Sierra passes

  • Don't light candles if the lights go out. There's too much flammable stuff in homes during the holiday season.