UPDATE, 9:40 a.m.: Power’s coming back area by area. Eureka’s back up — expect most major micropolitan areas to follow shortly.
#PowerOutage PG&E confirmed that Humboldt County is without power due to transmission lines being impacted by winter weather. PG&E has stated that restoration work has already begun and that most of the County should regain power by mid-late morning. Only use 911 for emergencies.— Humboldt Co OES (@HumCoOES) January 17, 2020
Roughly 60,000 customers are without power across Humboldt County this morning due to downed transmission lines.
The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services reports that winter weather caused the lines to fail.
PG&E says it’s currently working to fix the issue and that it expects power to be restored to the County before this afternoon.