Widespread power outages on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore
February 21, 2017
West Shore customers in the North Tahoe area are experiencing widespread outages due to storm damage, according to a statement from Liberty Utilities.
"Crews are either on site assessing damage or in route," according to the statement. Below is a breakdown of specifically affected areas, according to Liberty:
Alpine Meadows: Lower mountain and lodge out; crews making repairs with restoration expected by noon today unless further damage occurs.
Rubicon Bay/Scenic Drive Area: Crews currently working on two structures with broken cross arms and floating wires. Estimated restoration by noon today.
River Road/Hwy 89: Avalanche danger and weather making damage assessment difficult. Customers should plan on multi-day outage.
Portola: At least four trees fell on primary line; crews on site. Restoration unknown.
Further, additional "smaller outages throughout rest of service territory that are being assessed… (with) no restoration times," officials said. According to Liberty’s outage map, five incidents were impacting 67 customer in El Dorado County.
On the Nevada side, NV Energy reported the following numbers for customers without power: 103 in Douglas County, 59 in Washoe County and 13 in Elko County.
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