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We have a freeze warning tonight in effect from 1 am to 8 am Wednesday for Ukiah, Hopland, Covelo, Boonville, Comptche, Legget, Laytonville and Willits. The National Weather Service says we could see temps in the upper 20s and lower 30s.

An update to the urgency ordinance for boating on Clear Lake: at their meeting today the Board of Supervisors voted to allow motorized vessels on Clear Lake with the speed limit at 5 miles per hour within ¼ mile of the shoreline. The speed limit will be in effect until the declaration of emergency ends or the lake level drops below 8’ on the Rumsey gauge for a period of 24 hours. Lakeport Police remind boaters there are a lot of hazards in the water like partially and fully submerged branches, trees, stumps, docks, furniture, and other items.

After 18 years Willits is getting closer to the final cleanup at the underground storage tank at the Willits Corporation Yard. The Willits News reports the City Council has awarded a contract to EBA Engineering to test soil and groundwater at the yard on Commercial Street and get some help reimbursing the City for remediation done in 2014 and 2015. The Yard is the site of an ongoing cleanup project required by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board after a leak was detected in 1999 and was the target of a federal lawsuit from Northern California River Watch in 2011 alleging contamination from the tank had stayed in the aquifer even after the cleanup had started. EBA says they plan to take samples from wells and surface water twice in the next fiscal year to test for contaminants; the city says they expect a favorable result.

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