Update at 3pm: There remains widespread power outages in the Mother Lode this afternoon. There is still no estimated restoration time for the outage impacting 1,350 customers near Mi Wuk Village, Sierra Village and Long Barn. A team has been working to repair a damaged power pole. An additional 685 customers are without electricity due to a separate outage in Cold Springs. There are smaller outages, impacting hundreds, in Pinecrest, Sherwood Forest and Cedar Ridge.
In Calaveras County, there are 2,000 customers without electricity due to two outages in the vicinity of Calaveras Big Trees, Arnold and Avery.
PG&E also reports that there are smaller outages, impacting a handful of customers, in Forest Meadows, Sonora, Tuolumne and Groveland.
There is no estimated restoration time for any of the outages, according to PG&E, because they are so widespread.
To report an outage, or to try to receive information on a specific neighborhood, you can call 1-800-PGE-5000.
Original story posted at 9:35am: Twain Harte, CA — PG&E reports this morning that there are power outages impacting thousands of customers in the Mother Lode.
Because of the high number of outages, it is unclear when everyone will be restored, according to PG&E. In the area of Mi Wuk Village, Sierra Village and Long Barn, there are 1,350 customers without power. The outage was caused by a tree hitting power lines. Near Sherwood Forest, Confidence and Camp Ernest there is an outage impacting 1,083 customers. It is also due to downed power lines.
In the greater Arnold and Avery area of Calaveras County, there are two separate outages impacting a combined 1,600-plus customers.
There are 153 customers without power in the Pinecrest area, 130 in east Sonora and 52 specifically in Cedar Ridge. There are also smaller outages impacting customers in Sonora, Columbia, Groveland, Forest Meadows, Tuolumne and Soulsbyville. Some of the outages are holdovers from yesterday’s storm system. To report an outage, or to request information on a specific neighborhood, you can call 1-800-PGE-5000.