Update: More than 6,000 Without Power In Calaveras
Update at 3:30 p.m.: PG&E report all of the power has been restored to the over 6,000 customers that lost their electricity for about three hours this afternoon. The areas impacted were along the Highway 4 corridor stretching from Copperopolis to Sheep Ranch and including Angels Camp and Murphys. The utility blamed the outage on the weather. We reached out to PG&E asking exactly what type of weather event and what happened, but have not yet received a response.
Original post at 1:30 p.m.: Calaveras County, CA — PG&E is reporting that more than 6,000 customers are impacted by two outages that began just after 1 p.m. in Calaveras County.
The outages cover a swath from Copperopolis to Sheep Ranch and run along the Highway 4 corridor. Those impacted in the Copperopolis and Angels Camp outage include 4,169 customers and those in the Sheep Ranch and Murphys area total 1,973. Crews have been assigned to these outages.
The utility reports the “preliminary determination is that your outage was caused by the weather.’ However, there is no word on the type or exact weather event that is to blame. Currently, no restoration time has been given to this outage.