Windy, wet storm knocks power out |

Windy, wet storm knocks power out

Wild weather knocked out power to almost 1,800 customers in western Nevada County today.

The early, major storm dumped one-half to one inch of rain on residents and was supposed to calm this afternoon.

Still waiting for power to be restored but with no promise of a time from PG&E were 1,300 customers in Penn Valley, another 160 west of Grass Valley and another 100 along Banner Ridge Lava Cap Road.

PG&E spokeswoman Lisa Randle said about 125 customers along Downieville Road in Nevada City should get power back about 4 p.m., with another 200 north of Grass Valley to get their back about 6 p.m.

Blue Canyon off Interstate 80 reported heavy snow and the National Weather Service was expecting one to two feet of accumulation at the higher elevations.

Isolated thunderstorms and showers are expected tonight and tomorrow with lows in the 40s and highs in the upper 50s.

Another storm front is expected this weekend, but it should be much milder, according to weather service forecaster Harry Stockman.

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