Update: Power restored to all South Lake Tahoe Liberty Utilities customers
UPDATE 4:09 p.m.
According to Liberty Utilities, all South Lake Tahoe customers’ power was restored as of 2:15 p.m
UPDATE 2:35 p.m.
Liberty Utilities customers from Tahoe City to Emerald Bay will be without power for approximatley 10 minutes while Liberty crews de-energize a power line to remove a large tree branch that has fallen on it.
UPDATE 11 a.m.
There are 394 customers without power in the South Lake Tahoe area. Liberty Utilities expects power to be restored around 11:30 a.m.
There are “significant outages” of power in Glenshire, Christmas Valley, Meyers and the West Shore near Tahoma-Emerald Bay due to heavy snow on power lines and strong winds, reported Liberty Utilities on Thursday morning.
“Crews have been out all night making repairs,” wrote Kathy Carter, spokeswoman for the power company.
As of 9 a.m., 620 customers were without power in El Dorado and Placer counties.
Though power to most of the Meyers area has been restored, there is a tree down at the end of Christmas Valley causing problems.
Crews were on scene as of 8 a.m., and it is estimated the tree will be cleared in roughly two to four hours, said Carter.
Those without power should adhere to the following recommendations, provided by Liberty Utilities, in order to reduce damage and discomfort during an outage:
- If the power goes off during cold weather, keep all doors closed to keep the heat inside. Have your family dress warmly and stay together in the same room or area. Even in very cold weather, the house will stay comfortable for several hours.
- Keep your refrigerator and freezer closed as much as possible. The contents should be good for many hours if the door is kept closed.
- Turn off all appliances, including computers and peripherals, especially those that generate heat. This helps prevent hazards or damage when service is restored.
Turn off all lights except one inside your home/business and one outside. The inside light lets you see and the outside light lets Liberty Utilities’ crews know when the power is back on.
- When power has been restored, please conserve electricity in the first hours to prevent further outages on your lines. Bring up the temperature in one room of the house or in one heating zone, if you have electric space heating. We ask that you not use electric stoves and clothes dryers in the first hour after restoration.
For more information, visit http://www.libertyutilities.com.