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Update at 11:45 a.m.:  PG&E crew have cut the number nearly in half for customers in the Arnold and Avery areas of Calaveras County that had totaled over 5,000 this morning. Those still impacted stretch from Avery to Camp Connell along Highway 4. Additionally, there are another almost 233 customers without lights east of West Point.

In Tuolumne County, the number has also been chopped down to nearly half with around 770 customers without power due to a downed power line. The impacted areas are in the Cedar Ridge area from Keltz Mine to Kewin Mill roads and in the Twain Harte area along Highway 108. At the height of the outage, nearly 5,000 customers without power and this morning that numbers was 1,400. A Mi-Wuk Village outage along Nuka Trail that started after 9:30 p.m. on Friday has dropped from 186 to 24 customers. Most of these outages are weather related with trees damaging lines or power poles, according to the utility, which hopes to have all electricity restored by this evening.

Update at 7:30 a.m.: PG&E crews are making some headway on outages in the Mother Lode that have left thousands of PG&E customers without electricity after a winter storm blasted the area.

Most without power are in the Arnold and Avery areas of Calaveras County totaling over 5,000. Those impacted stretch from Avery to Cottage Springs along Highway 4. Additionally, there are another 233 customers waking up without lights east of West Point. Some of the areas have a restoration time around noon.

In Tuolumne County, a crew has determined that a downed power line is to blame for around most of the 1,400 customs stilll in the dark in the Cedar Ridge area from Keltz Mine to Kewin Mill roads. The company now gives a repair time 5 p.m. for that area and also a handful in the Twain Harte area along Highway 108. At the height of the outage, nearly 5,000 customers without power. Another nearly 186 customers in Mi-Wuk Village along Nuka Trail lost their electricity just after 9:30 p.m. on Friday. Some of these outages have an estimated repair time of 7 a.m.

Crews have been working overnight on all of these outages and while the company has attributed some of them to trees coming down onto power lines and poles with damaged electrical equipment, most have no cause or posted repair time given by the utility.

Original post at 5:40 a.m.: Sonora, CA — Power outages continue to plague the Mother Lode as Mother Nature pounded the area with rain and snow.

The Arnold and Avery areas in Calaveras County still have the majority of customers without power totaling over 5,000. Those impacted stretch from Avery to Cottage Springs along Highway 4. Additionally, there are still 233 customers without electricity east of West Point. Some of the areas have a restoration time around noon.

Brighter news in Tuolumne County with around 1,400 customs in the dark, most of them in the Cedar Ridge area from Keltz Mine to Kewin Mill roads. There are also a handful are in the Twain Harte area along Highway 108. At the height of the outage, nearly 5,000 customers without power. Another nearly 186 customers in Mi-Wuk Village along Nuka Trail lost their electricity just after 9:30 p.m. on Friday. Some of these outages have an estimated repair time of 7 a.m.

Crews have been working overnight on these outages and while the company has attributed some of them to trees coming down onto power lines and poles with damaged electrical equipment, most have no cause or posted repair time given by the utility.

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