The power is back on: PG&E said 26 customers had no power in Nevada County Tuesday night |

The power is back on: PG&E said 26 customers had no power in Nevada County Tuesday night

A pair of contracted electrical workers on Tuesday afternoon put the finishing touches on a new utility pole that replaces one damaged in the Dec. 27 winter storm in the Nevada County community of Cascade Shores. Electricity is expected to be restored there, more than two weeks after the storm hit.
Photo: Elias Funez

Sixteen days after the devastating winter snowstorm that left thousands of Sierra Nevada PG&E customers without electricity, the power is back on for almost all of them.

As of Tuesday evening there were a total of 26 customers without power in Nevada County, according to PG&E spokesperson Megan McFarland.

Many downed trees and damaged structures still exist in the Cascade Shores community, more than two weeks after the damaging winter storm.
Photo: Elias Funez

“Today our crews are out in force making the remaining repairs in Nevada and Sierra counties,” McFarland said. “We have more than 100 crews in those counties today. They will be flying helicopters to make pole replacements in some of our more remote areas that were hit hard by the storm.”

One of those places where crews were hard at work Tuesday was in the community of Cascade Shores, where many downed trees and structure damage still exists and more than a foot of snow covers the ground.

AAA Mobile Solutions Washing service was provided free of charge by PG&E for those impacted by the winter storm. People could drop their clothes off at the trailer at the Eric Rood Administrative Center and come back in 24 hours to pick up.
Photo: Elias Funez

The sound of generators rang throughout the air there as the finishing touches were put on the final utility poles, with electricity expected to be restored before sunrise.

Evidence of the extent of the damage felt by the Cascade Shores community of Nevada County can still be seen throughout its streets.
Photo: Elias Funez
A contracted utility company wraps up installation of a new pole and hardware in Cascade Shores on Tuesday.
Photo: Elias Funez

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User