Dec. 1, 2019 -- The winter storms that have affected Northern California have led to one more power outage, this time in the City of Ukiah where 350 customers have lost power on the west side of the city. The outage began at about 11 a.m. today, and is affecting people in the vicinity of Perkins Street and Spring Street.
The City of Ukiah has its own municipal electric grid, which receives power from Pacific Gas & Electric transmission lines, but is operated and maintained by the City itself, and it is city workers who are making this repair.
According to the city manager, Sage Sangiacomo, the cause of the outage was a large Oak tree falling into power lines. City crews are replacing two power poles, and pulling new wires across them. They expect to restore power to the majority of customers by midnight, but some may have to wait a bit longer. The crews will continue working into the early morning until everyone has power again.
For updated information call Ukiah's outage line at 707.463.6288.
And at the risk of editorializing too much, we'd like to thank all the linemen and other workers, both city workers and PG&E workers, who toil in the rain and into the night to make sure we have power. Thanks.