Update: Outage Repair Time Extended, Again
Update at 7:10 p.m.: PG&E had hoped to have the power restored to the last 13 Valley Springs customers at this hour; instead, crews are still working on the problem, which remains unidentified. Initially, 34 customers were without electricity since 7:45 a.m. PG&E crews fixed the broken pole that affected 21 customers at 5 p.m. However, PG&E has pushed back the estimated time of repair for a fourth time to 9:32 p.m. for the remaining 13 customers.
Update at 5 p.m.: The power has been restored to 21 of the 34 customers without electricity in Valley Springs. A PG&E crew has repaired the broken pole. Meanwhile the 13 customers near Chenin Blanc Avenue still have a estimated restoration time of just before 7 p.m. The cause of that outage is still undetermined.
Update at 4 p.m.: PG&E has lengthened the restoration time for both outages in Valley Springs that are impacting 34 customers. The 21 residents without power near Burson Road will now see a repair time of 5 p.m., while the restoration time for 13 customers near Chenin Blanc Avenue has been pushed until just before 7 p.m.
Update at 2 p.m.: PG&E has pushed the restoration time for some of its 34 customers without electricity outside of Valley Springs. The repair time for 13 customers near Chenin Blanc Avenue has been extended until 3 p.m. PG&E is still investigating the exact cause of that incident. (Details on both outages are below)
Update at 11:45am: There are 34 PG&E customers without electricity outside of Valley Springs due to two separate incidents. PG&E reports that there is a broken power pole south of Valley Springs, near Burson Road. 21 customers are without electricity and full restoration is anticipated by 3:30pm.
There are also 13 customers without power near Chenin Blanc Avenue, and PG&E is still investigating the exact cause of that incident. However, company officials say they are hoping to restore those customers by around 1:15pm.
Original story posted at 8:40pm: San Andreas, CA — There are several traffic hazards reported in the Mother Lode due to the heavy rainfall.
In Calaveras County, the CHP reports that an ambulance is responding to a crash on Highway 4 near Pool Station Road. A vehicle has gone off the highway and hit a tree. Emergency responders are arriving on scene.
On Highway 26 there is a mudslide reported about four miles east of Mokelumne Hill, so use caution when traveling in the area.
On Highway 108 there is a crash that is causing delays for travelers near Oakdale. Caltrans has been requested to help cleanup the roadway near Lancaster Road.
In Amador County, there is a mudslide reported on Highway 49 near Electra Road.
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