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Update: Widespread Power Outage Across Tuolumne County

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Update at 5:30 a.m.: Over 5,000 PG&E customers went to bed without power last night in several Tuolumne County communities, and this morning the lights are back on. The outage started at 7:13 p.m. and impacted parts of Sonora, Columbia, Tuolumne, Soulsbyville, and other surrounding areas. In all, 5,352 customers were without power and the utility gave a 4:15 a.m. restoration time. The company indicates that the outage was part of the Enhanced Safety Settings that cuts power when there is something, like a tree branch, threatening a power line or other infrastructure.

Original post-Wednesday-10-18-23 at 9:15 p.m.: Sonora, CA — PG&E reports that 5,352 customers are without power in a widespread outage throughout several Tuolumne County communities.

It started at 7:13 pm and is impacting parts of Sonora, Columbia, Tuolumne, Soulsbyville and other surrounding areas. The company indicates that the outage is part of the Enhanced Safety Settings that cuts power when there is something, like a tree branch, threatening a power line or other infrastructure.

PG&E is investigating the issue and is hoping to have full restoration by 4:15 am on Thursday.

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