Access to Shaffer Mountain Road restricted during power line project

Public access to the Shaffer Mountain Road near Litchfield will be temporarily restricted as the Lassen Municipal Utility District completes a project to underground a power line serving the communication site on the mountaintop.

Travel from the junction with Highway 395 to the peak of the mountain will be blocked during daylight hours through Friday, May 26.

Crews will be removing an overhead power line and replacing it with a buried line along the road shoulder. The power line serves communication facilities including cell towers and radio signal repeaters.

More information is available by calling the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office at 257-0456.