Power Out in Eureka Again! 3,270 Customers in the Dark

UPDATE, 5:49 p.m.: If the numerous reader messages are to be believed (LoCOHQ never went black), then the option for light should now be yours, now. Enjoy it, you lucky power suckers!

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Original Post: Eureka enjoyed this morning’s calming darkness so much that we thought we’d go for round two. Numerous LoCO readers throughout Eureka report they are currently juiceless. LoCO’s Blackout Bot tells us that PG&E “found damaged equipment on a power pole” and is reporting 3,270 customers currently powerless.

Recent scanner traffic indicated that a caller noticed a transformer sparking on Henderson Street. Seems like you would not be all that crazy to speculate on a relation, there.

Updates from PG&E below. —Andrew Goff

Updates from PG&E

5:27 p.m.

StartedWednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 @ 5:17 p.m.
Customers affected3,270
CauseFound damaged equipment on a power pole.
PG&E statusPG&E is assessing the cause at the outage location.
Estimated time of restoralWednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 @ 6:45 p.m.

5:41 p.m.

Customers affected252

6:02 p.m.

PG&E statusPower restored.

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