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Cleaning Up After A Storm

Sonora, CA– Tuolumne County Administrative Officer Craig Pedro is pleased with the many resources that have helped the County during the recent winter storms.


“To address the snow conditions, we’ve had around 35 County road crew members out over the last 2 ½ days on most every piece of equipment the County has,” said Pedro. “That’s been supplemented by three Sierra Conservation baseline crews to help with the removal of trees that have fallen into roadways, along with three contract crews as well.”


Pedro says utility crews have also been working hard to get services restored to Mother Lode residents.


“PG&E has an amazing number of resources up here. They have 69 different crews and an additional 21 trouble men. I know AT &T and Comcast are also out in the field all trying to clear roads and restore communications as quickly as they can.”


Pedro adds that although the County tries to always coordinate and communicate with utility companies the best way possible, he believes it can also be a challenge.


“We’ve got 35 plus people out there on plows and PG&E has those 69 units out there. I’m really trying to encourage and challenge everybody to find even better ways to communicate and be effective supporting one another to get the roads cleared and the power back on as quickly as possible.”


Written by tina.falco@mlode.com