Power Outage: Hoopa’s Juice Should be Restored by 6 p.m.
A power outage affecting the Hoopa area since yesterday evening is expected to be resolved by 6 p.m.
PG&E spokesperson Deanna Contreras told the Outpost that a tree fell onto a transmission line in Willow Creek yesterday, breaking a power pole and cutting electricity to more than 2,000 customers.
Due to the steep incline the power pole was located on, Contreras said that two helicopters were needed to fly in a new wires and a 90-foot pole.
Construction vehicles were also unable to reach the area, forcing crews to dig the new power-pole hole by hand, all seven feet of it.
As of now 2,100 customers are still without power.
Updates from PG&E
|Started||Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 4:58 p.m.|
|Cause||Unknown - PG&E will be assessing the cause.|
|PG&E status||PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.|
|Estimated time of restoral||Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 9:15 p.m.|
|Started||Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 4:53 p.m.|
|Cause||Unknown - PG&E is investigating the cause.|
|Cause||Trees are in contact with electrical equipment.|
|Estimated time of restoral||Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 6 p.m.|
|PG&E status||PG&E repair crew is en route to the outage location.|
|PG&E ETA||10:30 p.m.|
|PG&E status||PG&E repair crew is on-site working to restore power.|
|Estimated time of restoral||Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 7 p.m.|
|Estimated time of restoral||Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 7 p.m.|
|PG&E status||Power restored.|