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Power lines downed on Upper Kingsbury

A lot of folks slept in Monday on Upper Kingsbury Grade.

High winds knocked down a power line on South Benjamin Drive Sunday night around 10 p.m., depriving both the north and south sides of Upper Kingsbury Grade of power. Sierra Pacific Power Company crews received the call reporting the outage at 11:30 p.m. and worked until 4 a.m. to get the power back on.

While the outage was a nuisance for Kingsbury residents with early morning chores to attend to, Tahoe has been lucky this season. Jeff Matthews of Sierra Pacific Power said that there have been fewer power outages compared to previous winter seasons.

“This has been a pretty light year,” Matthews said. “We have had very few power outages this year. Usually (power outages occur at) the beginning of the year. Trees that have died during the summer go down with the first strong winds of the season.”

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