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The Trinity PUD said it has scheduled a power outage on Sunday to ensure reliability.
Pg&e customers in the Northstate have been experiencing an alarming number of power outages this week alone and we wanted to know why.
UPDATE, AUG. 1, 6:30 PM: Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has updated information in the outage affecting over a thousand customers in the Shingletown area.
Hundreds of PG&E customers are without power in Trinity County Monday morning following multiple outages over the weekend. The largest outage is impacting 584 customers near Willow Creek. PG&E says the outage was first reported just after 6 p. m. Sunday and they have crews assigned to assess the cause of the outage but there is no estimated time of restoration. An outage near Salyer is impacting 413 customers and was first reported just before 3 a. m. on Sunday.
Over 500 residents in the Lake McCumber Reservoir area, east of Shingletown, are currently without power due to an equipment issue, according to PG&E. According to PG&E's outage map, the outage began from midnight to early Tuesday morning. However, as of 5:40 p. m. , power remains offline for affected residents. Roughly 543 PG&E customers are currently without power in the area. PG&E Power Outage Map showing customers near the Lake McCumber Reservoir area without power. (Courtesy: PG&E)
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.