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PG&E outage; no ETA for restoration yet UPDATED

Update 6:25 p.m. The source of the power outage that began at roughly 12:20 this afternoon has been pinpointed. The issue is with a transmission line in a remote area within the Feather River Canyon. PG&E is working on repairs and utilizing helicopters in the operation. According to PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno, the utility is hopeful that power will be restored later this evening; however if crews run out of daylight before finishing the work, power might not be restored until tomorrow.

 

Update 2:10 p.m.: Customers in Quincy, Meadow Valley and Twain are impacted  due to a transmission line power outage.  PG&E is patrolling to determine the source of the problem. Still no estimated time for restoration.

This is separate from a power outage to the Caribou-Plumas 60kV line that went out last night, affecting a power feed to PSREC.

Original story: The lights went out at about 12:20 p.m. for many in Plumas County today, March 30. A PG&E spokesman said the outage is impacting 3,278 customers with what is being characterized as a storm-related outage. No other details yet, but crews are on the way to assess the situation. More information will be provided when it becomes available.

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