MENDOCINO Co., 11/27/19 — The storm that abruptly threw most of Northern California from fire season directly into winter, has largely subsided in Mendocino County, but there are a number of ongoing power outages, many due to the effects of the storm — either vehicles colliding with power poles, or downed lines due to falling trees or broken limbs.
However, there are also a number of outages reported by PG&E as due to "an equipment issue," such as the nearly one hundred customers in Cleone who have been without power for more than 24 hours.
As of Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m., there are 242 customers in Covelo without power since 4 p.m. today, likely related to a vehicle colliding with a pole; 93 customers in Cleone who lost power on Tuesday at 3 p.m.; 178 in Westport who lost power at 3:30 p.m. today; and a number of other customers without power from Cleone south through Little River. A number of other portions of the county, including Brooktrails and Albion, lost power for a number of hours during the storm.
In anticipation of potential outages related to the storm conditions, PG&E staged crews around the state, and warned customers to prepare for power loss. Beyond high winds and heavy precipitation, there have been a number of accidents and outages resulting from vehicle collisions with power poles in the last 36 hours.