Update: Second Major Power Outage In Calaveras County
Update at 8:45 p.m.: PG&E crews have made progress on getting the lights turned back on for some of the 3,500 customers in the San Andreas and Mokelumne Hill area that lost power in Calaveras County. The utility says 2,730 remain in the dark and give an 11 p.m. estimated repair time. While the company has not released a cause for the outage, it came at the same time as a fire ignited at an electrical substation along Pool Station Road in the San Andreas area, as detailed here. Information regarding an earlier power outage along the Highway 4 corridor affecting 4,100 customers are below.
Original post at 6:50 p.m.: San Andreas, CA — PG&E is reporting a new power outage impacting nearly 3,500 customers in the Calaveras County area.
The outage stretches from Fourth Crossing along Highway 49 to Rich Gulch along Highway 26. It includes San Andreas including along Pool Station Road, Calaveritas, Mountain Ranch, Jesus Maria, and Mokelumne Hill. The utility has crews en route to the outage site to investigate a cause. An estimated 8:15 p.m. restoration time has been given.
As reported here earlier today, another power outage affected 4,100 customers spanning outside of Angles Camp all the way up the Highway 4 corridor to the Murphys area had all of the customers’ lights back on by around 5 p.m.