News Flash


Posted on: March 8, 2023

PG&E: Working to Restore as Many Customers as Possible Ahead of Next Storm

PG&E crews use snowshoes to reach areas inaccessible to bucket trucks to repair damage.

PG&E reports crews continue to restore power in hard-hit Nevada County after heavy, low-elevation snowstorms caused power outages to thousands.  PG&E continues to restore power using out-of-area crews and contractors to assist local teams so power can be restored more quickly -- a total of about 600 personnel.

Additional teams will remain in Nevada County even as the incoming rain and higher-elevation snow storm is expected to cause more power outages throughout Northern and Central California. PG&E will continue to focus additional crews in hard-hit areas like Nevada County.

Deep snow and downed trees remain along many smaller roads, making it time-consuming and more difficult for crews to reach remaining power outages.  PG&E has revised its estimated time of restoration for some customers as crews reported new damage and difficult access in more remote areas.  While power will continue to be restored today and each day following, near-complete restoration will be on Saturday rather than tonight (March 8).

 As of Wednesday morning, about 5,300 PG&E customers are without power in Nevada County. Each day crews restore power to hundreds of customers and are mainly working in hard-to-access areas with smaller roads that remain snowed in or blocked by fallen trees.  To reach these areas, crews use snow cats, side-by-side vehicles, snowshoes and even bulldozers to clear roads and tree crews to remove downed trees for access.  PG&E crews use snowshoes to reach areas inaccessible to bucket trucks to repair damage.

Photo credit: PG&E - PG&E crews use snowshoes to reach areas inaccessible to bucket trucks to repair damage off of Hillcrest Drive in Nevada City on March 7.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

Test site closure

COVID-19 Test Site Closures

Posted on: February 24, 2023
Zip books logo of orange font with image of stack of books on dark blue background

Zip Books are back!

Posted on: January 17, 2023
Swearing in Ceremony Agenda

Swearing In Ceremony for Elected Officials

Posted on: December 27, 2022
Truckee Bike Share Program

Exciting Things Happening in Truckee

Posted on: September 15, 2022
Planning Application Information

Planning Application Information Packet

Posted on: September 2, 2022
Glenbrook Kiosk

Glenbrook Historical Kiosk Restored

Posted on: June 28, 2022
Burn Pile Safety

Burn Permits Required April 18, 2022

Posted on: April 15, 2022