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Power failure affects 3,600 customers

Two power failures that hit between 4:30 and 5 p.m. Wednesday knocked out power to more than 3,600 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers living north and east of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

According to PG&E spokeswoman Lisa Randle, workers were heading to the scenes to correct the outages, but she had no estimated time as to when power would be restored. The first outage occurred at 4:34 p.m. and may have been caused by lightning.

That first outage left 2,176 customers without power north of Nevada City. The second failure hit 1,448 customers at 4:44 p.m., starting at Brunswick Center in Grass Valley. The outage blacked out customers from there to Graniteville on North Bloomfield Graniteville Road and included Deer Park, Cascade Shores and Scotts Flat Road.

– Dave Moller

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