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Update: Power Outage Impacts Parts Of Jamestown and Sonora

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Update at 11:29am: PG&E reports that a majority of the 1,068 customers who lost power this morning in Jamestown and Sonora have been restored. There remain 208 without electricity. Full restoration is still anticipated by 2:45pm.

Update at 11:14am: PG&E is providing some details about what led to 1,061 customers losing electricity today around Jamestown and Sonora. Spokesperson Megan McFarland relays, “The outage this morning impacting 1,061 customers was due to our Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings. These settings allow our powerlines to automatically turn off power within one-tenth of a second. This can occur when there is a hazard, like a tree branch falling into a line. The outage started at 8:16 am and we are in the process of patrolling the line to ensure that it is free from hazards. Once we patrolled the line we will re-energize.”

What specifically caused the EPSS outage is still unknown. The company hopes to have everyone restored by around 2:45pm.

Original story posted at 9:12am: Sonora, CA — There are 1,061 PG&E customers without electricity around Jamestown and Sonora.

The outage started at 8:16am and PG&E reports that it is still investigating the cause. It is unclear if it has any connection to last night’s Woods Fire.

The outage is impacting much of downtown Jamestown, Rawhide Road, Jamestown Road, Golf Links Road, Mill Villa and many surrounding streets. It is also impacting parts of Stockton Road in Sonora, and stretching into many parts of the downtown district, including areas along Washington Street, Highway 49, Mono Way and various side streets. PG&E reports that it hopes to have all power restored by 2:45pm.

We’ll pass along more information as it becomes available.