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Gusty winds knock out power to more than 1,500 PG&E customers

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Nov 21 2013 02:00:22 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 21 2013 02:00:00 PM CST

(Tree down on Packers Bay Road)  Photo Courtesy: Kim Benjamin Eakes

REDDING, Calif. -

Gusty winds are keeping power crews busy in Shasta County where PG&E crews are working to restore power after a series of outages.

The largest outage started around 10 a.m. in West Redding.  PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno said 1,450 customers lost power due to a downed power line.  By noon, all but 10 of the customers had their service restored.  The remaining customers along Smith Lane are expected to have their power back by 2 p.m.

Crews responded to three smaller outages.  In Shingletown, 19 customers lost power at 10:55 a.m. and were expected to have service restored by 3:15 p.m.  That outage was caused by a broken cross arm on a power pole.

Along Old Oregon Trail, 17 customers lost power at 8:45 a.m. due to downed wires.  They were expected to have power restored by 11:45 a.m.

Six customers were in the dark southeast of Anderson.  PG&E estimates their restoration time as 2 p.m.

In Tehama County four customers lost power at 6:30 a.m. north of Red Bluff along Jellys Ferry Road.  The estimated restoration time is 3 p.m.

Eight customers were in the dark southwest of Pasketa near Round Valley Road.  Their power was expected to be back by 1:30 p.m.

KRCR News Channel 7 has received several reports of roads blocked by downed trees.  Stay with KRCR News Channel 7 for updates and a full report on the news starting at 5 p.m.