Power Outage in Eureka


The fallen tree branch. Photo provided by Tammy Tokarsky.


More than 2,000 Eureka residents are without power after a tree branch fell onto a set of power lines and briefly caught fire on Hemlock Street.

LoCO readers report hearing three small explosions before the power went out.

PG&E is on scene and estimates power will be restored by 2:30 p.m.

Updates from PG&E

11:40 a.m.

StartedSunday, Nov. 8, 2015 @ 11:11 a.m.
Customers affected2,072
CauseUnknown - PG&E is investigating the cause.
PG&E statusPG&E is assessing the cause at the outage location.
PG&E ETA11:34 a.m.
Estimated time of restoralSunday, Nov. 8, 2015 @ 2:30 p.m.

11:50 a.m.

Customers affected1,929

12:19 p.m.

Customers affected41
CauseUnplanned emergency repairs.
PG&E statusPG&E is sending a repair crew to the outage location.

12:39 p.m.

PG&E statusPG&E repair crew is on-site working to restore power.
Estimated time of restoralSunday, Nov. 8, 2015 @ 4 p.m.

12:45 p.m.

Customers affected17

1 p.m.

CauseTrees are in contact with electrical equipment.

5:12 p.m.

PG&E statusPower restored.

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