Storm Knocks Out Power For Thousands - NBC Bay Area

Storm Knocks Out Power For Thousands



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    Thousands of customers across Northern California were without power for at least a portion of a chilly Sunday.

    PG&E's map showed only a handful of outages in the Bay Area. Most of the outages were in the Sierra which got hit with blizzard like conditions this weekend. PG&E officials reported 23,000 customers without power in Nevada, Placer, El Dorado counties, as well as in parts of Sierra County.

    There were 3,200 customers without power in Alpine, Amador, Calaveras and San Joaquin counties.

    In Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Merced, Mariposa and Madera counties, 13,600 customers are without power, with 90 separate outages. The biggest outage is affecting 5,000 customers west of Twain Harte.

    PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris said there were multiple spans of wires down in the foothill areas and advised customers to report them immediately and take extra precautions to stay away from them.

    Call 800-PGE-5000 to report an outage and get an estimated time of repair.

    Click here to track power outages.