“The work is scheduled for the following Thursday, April 1, 2021. A partial lane closure is necessary and anticipated between 7:30 am – 12:00 pm to thru traffic, and no parking will be permitted in the work zone.”
Over 8,000 residents from the Covelo and Laytonville areas all the way north to Fort Seward, Petrolia and Redcrest are without power this morning. According to PG&E’s Outage Map, the rural areas went dark about 3:40 a.m.
“The State Water Board staff has indicated that without a significant and immediate increase in rain resulting in substantial improvement of storage levels in the local reservoirs, they may need to take action this spring to protect water rights and other beneficial uses such as ensuring adequate flows for salmon.”
“The water leak was first reported around 6:00 am this morning. Critical facilities, such as the hospital and dialysis clinic have been notified. Water customers may be impacted throughout the morning and possibly into the afternoon.”
There seems to be conflicting information offered by the PG&E outage site with the outage description stating that only one customer is affected yet the area of the outage is colored yellow on the map which the key indicates means 50-499 customers are affected.
“If balloons—particularly metallic ones—come into contact with overhead power lines, they can disrupt electric service, cause significant property damage and potentially result in serious injuries.”
“Damage from wind, heavy rains and snow, and access issues due to roads blocked by trees, debris and snow, is most severe in a few location, Willits and the Brooktrails area, for example. We are utilizing snow cats, off-road vehicles and helicopters to aide in the assessment of damage in the areas with the most access issues and damage.”
“The hardest-hit areas with the most remaining outages are in the Sacramento and Stockton regions as well as in Humboldt and Mendocino counties. About 16,000 customers in the Bay Area were still being affected by storm outages.”
With reports of transformers blowing up, limbs colliding with power lines, high winds, rains, and snow, at this point in the evening, over 900 Mendocino County residents are without power ranging from the North County’s Brooktrails, Willits, and Laytonville and Mendocino Coast’s Fort Bragg and Caspar
The outage map indicates a PG&E assessment crew is “enroute to the outage” and estimates power will be restored by 11:30 a.m.