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Update: Friday Power Outages Impact Thousands

Update posted at 6:15 p.m.: PG&E crews are still working to restore power to nearly 500 customers in the Mother Lode.

461customers in the Dorrington area off Highway 4 along Sierra Parkway remain without power. Crews found a downed power line. The company gives and estimated repair time of 9:30 p.m. Another 55 customers have no lights in the Groveland area. The impacted area is off Highway 120 and stretches from Incense Cedar Trail to Stout Lane.  Workers report trees came in contact with eletrical equipment sparking the outage. The company has not released an estimate time of repair.

Update at 4:15 p.m.: The nasty weather is producing power outages in the Mother Lode keeping PG&E crews busy.

Crews are making progress on an outage that was affecting more than a 1,000 customers in the Dorrington and Camp Connell area off Highway 4 along Sierra Parkway. That number has dropped to 446 but there is no word on a cause but crews are on the scene investigating.

The lights are back on for 106 customers in Cold Springs along Dearden and Inyo drives. Crews found damaged equipment on a power pole there.

Additionally, 38 customers remain without electricity in the Groveland area. The outage is along Highway 120 and Incense Cedar Trail.  A PG&E crew has not yet determined a cause.

Update at 3:32 p.m.:   PG&E reports more power outages in the Mother Lode along with other customers who have been without electricity since this morning.

More than a 1,000 customers are without power in the Dorrington and Camp Connell area off Highway 4 along Sierra Parkway.  There is no word on a cause but crews are on the scene investigating.

Still without lights since this morning are 106 PG&E customers in Cold Springs along Dearden and Inyo drives. Crews found damaged equipment on a power pole. No time of restoration has been given.

Additionally, power has been retored to all but 38 customers fromn the origianl 140 in the Groveland and Buck Meadows area that are without electricity. The outage is along Highway 120 and Incense Cedar Trail.  A PG&E crew has not yet determined a cause.

Update at 2:30 p.m.: The power has been restored to 282 customers without lights this morning near Avery and Arnold in Calaveras County. The lights went back on for the remaining 53 customers still in the dark since this afternoon in the Lakemont Pines area. The company has not released a cause. (Outages areas are listed below.)

Update at 1 p.m.: PG&E has made progress in turning the lights back on for some customers but others have gone out.

There is a new outage impacting 106 PG&E customers in Cold Springs along Dearden and Inyo drives. Crews found damaged equipment on a power pole. No time of restoration has been given.

Additionally, nearly 140 customers in the Groveland and Buck Meadows area are without electricity. The outage is along Highway 120 and Buck Meadows Road and Incense Cedar Trail.  A PG&E crew is on the scene trying to determine a cause.

PG&E reports that power has been restored to the 102 customers that were without electricity in the Sugar Pine area. What exactly caused the outage is under investigation. The was heavy snow in the area when the lights went out.

Crews are also getting a handle on an outage that had 282 customers without lights near Avery and Arnold in Calaveras County that number has dropped to 53. It is in the Lakemont Pines area of Placer Drive and Fair Way Drive. The company has not released an estimated repair or cause.

 

Original post at 10:08 a.m.: Sugar Pine, CA — Hundreds of PG&E customers in the Mother Lode are without electricity this morning.

PG&E reports that 102 customers are without power in the Sugar Pine area. It is specifically impacting Idlewood Lane, Leisure Drive and Greenview Drive. What exactly caused the outage is under investigation. Heavy snow has been falling this morning.

Near Avery and Arnold in Calaveras County there are 282 PG&E customers without electricity. It is impacting areas such as Lakemont Pines, Lakewood Drive, Evergreen Drive, Valley View Drive and Pine Lake Drive. It remains unclear when there will be full restoration.

There are smaller outages in other areas, impacting just a handful of customers, in Mountain Ranch, Groveland and Cold Springs. To report an outage, or to request information on a specific neighborhood, you can call 1-800-PGE-5000.