Power outage plagues western Nevada County
2:38 p.m. update:
Almost all of the PG&E customers who experienced power outages today have had their electrical service restored. Spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers says there are 13 customers who are still experiencing a blackout. There’s still no known cause for today’s outage.
1:34 p.m. update:
Ehlers has said there are still 1,720 customers affected by the outage, and the new estimated time of restoration is 3:30 p.m. There’s still no information on what caused the outage, however.
1:25 p.m. update:
Power is back on at The Union. We’re just waiting to talk with PG&E to find out how things are looking for the rest of its affected customers.
1:03 p.m. update:
The Union’s backup generator has a problem, and we have to go offline. It may be a while before we’re able to provide further updates on the power outage.
12:34 p.m. update:
PG&E has restored power to approximately 500 customers so far, but they’re still investigating the cause of the outage. PG&E’s outage map currently indicates the power will be back on by 1:30 p.m., but spokesperson BrandI Ehlers said that may not be accurate.
“Until we know what the cause is it’s hard to be sure,” Ehlers said.
11:01 a.m. update:
PG&E is reporting a power outage affecting an estimated 2,500 customers in Grass Valley and Nevada City. The incident began at 10:37 a.m. So far there’s no known cause or estimated time for the restoration of electrical service, but personnel are en-route.
“It just started, so it looks like we’re waiting for a troubleman to arrive to investigate the cause,” said PG&E spokesperson Brandi Ehlers.
The outage is on the Brunswick circuit in the Glenbrook area, including Nevada City Highway, Dorsey Drive and Ridge Road, Via Vista and Slate Creek Road, as well as Highway 49 around Newton Road and Old Downieville Highway, Indian Flat and Cement Hill roads, and north to the Yuba River.
Check back with The Union for more information as it becomes available.
Several Grass Valley residences and businesses, including The Union newspaper office, have lost power this morning.
The outage occurred at approximately 10:37 a.m.
According to a Pacific Gas & Electric outage map, the outage is impacting between 500-4,999 customers.
The Union, located in the Glenbrook Basin at 464 Sutton Way, is operating on back-up generators at this time.
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