Public works closes roads ahead of rainy season


BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Butte County Public Works is closing several county-owned roads in preparation for heavy rains and storms.

Public officials said the roads have been damaged or remain dangerous after wildfires left burn scars and flooding from 2016 damaged conditions.

The following roads will be partially closed:

Honey Run Road, from 2.2 miles above the covered bridge to Honey View Terrace in Paradise. Crews said they are closing it because of the potential for downed trees, debris flow and rock fall onto the roadway, as a result of the Honey Fire burn scar.

Powellton Road, from 2.7 closure 2.7 miles above the lower Powelltown/Skyway intersection to the upper Powellton/Skyway intersection. Crews said they have been working to improve driving conditions but unauthorized 4x4 traffic could further damage the roadway and water quality in Butte Creek.

Concow Road, from Ragdump, north to the end of county maintained mileage. Crews said it was badly damaged in the winter of 2017 and additional work needs to be done to stabilize the roadway surface to prevent further damage and environmental degradation.