UPDATE: Refrigeration units working again at South Lake Tahoe Safeway
The refrigeration units are back up and working at the South Lake Tahoe Safeway.
Employees were restocking the refrigerated coolers as of 9 a.m. Friday.
A malfunctioning part caused most of the units to go down and a new part had to be ordered, according to the store manager.
The issue lasted about 24 hours, during which time perishable food items were stored in refrigerated trailers in the parking lot.
ORIGINAL POST: Refrigeration issue impacting South Lake Tahoe Safeway
An issue with the refrigeration system at the South Lake Tahoe Safeway has left most of the coolers and freezers empty.
The issue appears to be impacting a majority of the refrigeration units including the deli, frozen food aisles, refrigerators housing beef, poultry and other meats, as well as other areas of the store, located at 1020 Johnson Blvd.
Milk and some other dairy products were still available, as of Thursday evening.
Multiple large refrigerated trailers are currently parked in the parking lot to keep food from spoiling.
An on-duty manager directed the Tribune’s inquiry to Safeway’s corporate office.
The Tribune sent an email to a Safeway media representative Thursday evening, but has yet to receive a response.
We will update this story as soon as more information is available.