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Update: Crews Getting Handle On Mother Lode Power Outages

Update at 5 p.m.: PG&E crews turned the lights back on for all but 160 out of the initial 500 PG&E customers that have been with out power since this morning in three separate outages near Glencoe, Wilseyville and Railroad Flat due to a downed power lines and damaged equipment on a power pole. There is no estimated time of repair posted.

Additionally, damaged equipment on a power pole caused an  outage outside of Buck Meadows along Highway 120 and Hardin Flat Road impacting 96 customers. The company has estimated the time of repair midnight.

Update at 4:15 p.m.: PG&E crews are making progress turning the light back on for many customers in the Mother Lode after our continued down pour.  Power has been restored to over 650 customers in the Avery, Murphys, Copperopolis, and Phoenix Lake areas. However, 500 remain without electricity in three separate outages near Glencoe, Wilseyville and Railroad Flat due to downed power lines. Damaged equipment on a power pole is the cause of 96 customers outside of Buck Meadows along Highway 120 and Hardin Flat Road to have no power. The company has estimated the time of repair midnight.

Update at 3 p.m.: The newest outage is in the Copperopolis area along Bret Harte Drive to Sunrise Road. The lights went out just after 2:30 p.m.  for 66 customers. There is no cause or estimated repair time given by PG&E.

Update at 2 p.m.: The wet weather continues to produce power outages in the Mother Lode. Around 500 PG&E customers are still without power in three separate outages near Glencoe, Wilseyville and Railroad Flat due to a downed power lines.

Since crews are stretched thin, it remains unclear when there will be full restoration for all of the outages. There are 350 customers without power in Murphys. Crews found damage to an underground cable. 63 in Avery with the outage blamed on trees in contact with electrical equipment and estimates a repair time of 2 p.m. 187 near Mi Wuk Village and 96 outside of Buck Meadows along Highway 120 along Hardin Flat Road. In the Phoenix Lake area 69 customers along Lyons Bald Mountain Road, Apple Hill Driver and Summers Lane are without lights.

Update at 10:44am: There remains numerous power outages spread throughout the Mother Lode following the heavy rainfall and winds overnight. Around 500 PG&E customers are still without power due to three separate outages near Glencoe, Wilseyville and Railroad Flat. Since crews are stretched thin, it remains unclear when there will be full restoration. There are 350 customers without power in Murphys, 90 in Arnold, 187 near Mi Wuk Village and 114 outside of Buck Meadows.

There are also smaller outages, impacting a handful of customers, in Jamestown, Sonora, Twain Harte, Columbia, Angels Camp and Copperopolis. To report an outage, or request information about a specific neighborhood, you can call 1-800-PGE-5000.

Original story posted at 6:30am: There are some early morning power outages spread across the Mother Lode resulting from the storm activity.

PG&E reports that 265 Copperopolis area residents are without electricity. The power went out at around 1:15am and its unclear when there will be full restoration. It’s impacting a section of O’Byrnes Ferry Road and the Shores of Poker Flat subdivision.  In the Buck Meadows area outside of Groveland there are 158 customers without power and it is unknown when there will be full restoration. The power went out at around 12:45am for 90 customers near Arnold. It was caused by tree branches falling into electrical equipment. It is impacting areas like Pebble Beach Way, Incline Way and Spring Valley Way. There are also three outages impacting a combined nearly 500 customers in the areas of Glencoe, Railroad Flat and Jesus Maria in Calaveras County.

There are smaller outages, impacting only a handful of customers, in areas like Sonora, Twain Harte, Tuolumne, Murphys and Valley Springs.

To report an outage, or try to receive information on a specific neighborhood, you can call 1-800-PGE-5000.