… they cannot see it because, according to PG&E, the power is out in sections of Old Town. The power company’s handy dandy outage map  states the outage started at 6:36 p.m. today and is affecting 423 customers, while the News Channel 3 Facebook admin notes a downed power line at First and F streets. 

“I am without power n would like it restored,” said area man Jon Roberson on the KIEM Facebook post.

We’re all with you, Jon. Luckily, PG&E estimates power will be restored at 9:45 p.m. tonight. Hang in there, bud.

# # #

UPDATE, 8:20 p.m.: LoCO friend Malcolm DeSoto illustrates how The Speakeasy is dealing with the crushing darkness:

UPDATE 9:44 p.m.: LoCO contributor Mark McKenna sent in these photos of a PG&E crew working to restore power.


A PG&E lineman prepares to remove downed powerlines from a pole at the corner of 3rd and A Streets in Eureka’s Old Town Thursday after a power outage left several blocks with out power.