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Sheriff: Watch where you park along South Yuba River

Nevada County sheriff's officials advise people recreating along the South Yuba River to be careful where they park, or a day of fun could be marred by a parking ticket.

With the seasonal increase in recreational traffic to the river, the potential for emergencies at these locations increases as well, officials said. As a result, the Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with California State Parks, will issue parking citations to vehicles illegally parked at popular river access points. The intent is to maintain unobstructed access for emergency vehicles, which may need to respond to these locations at a moment’s notice, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Officials say signs are in place, clearly indicating the locations where parking is prohibited. Vehicles parked in prohibited locations are subject to citation and potential removal.

People also are urged to take measures to avoid becoming theft victims by keeping valuables out of sight in parked vehicles and making sure unattended vehicles are locked.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy