Holy crap! LoCO‘s Blackout Bot is working overtime noting no less than ten power outages in Humboldt in the last hour. Here’s a quick roll call of the largest swaths (full list with zoomable map here):
- Blue Lake/Fieldbrook: 2,021 customers without power
- Trinidad: 1,483
- Manila: 469
- Orick: 353
- Big Lagoon: 143
- Eureka: 69
At this point PG&E is listing the cause of the darkness as unknown. We’ll see what we can figure out, in the meantime we will openly speculate that the roadside fire caused by a transformer explosion we reported on earlier might have something to do with this mess. When the juice is restored, it will be decreed as so here.