December 25, 2012 - Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) crews continue to make progress on restoring power from weekend storm damage in Shasta, Plumas and Lassen counties, and expect most of the 2,700 customers in the North Valley without power to be restored today.
About 1,000 customers in Plumas and Lassen counties and about 1,600 in Shasta County are without power as of late Tuesday morning. The most impacted communities in Plumas County are Chester and Canyon Dam, as well as customers in Westwood in Lassen County.
In Shasta County, the outages are primarily in Lakehead, Round Mountain and Montgomery Creek. About 700 of those customers from outages that began Christmas Day in Round Mountain and Montgomery Creek .
On Monday, PG&E crews restored power to 6,000 customers in Plumas and Shasta counties.
Crews are using snow cats to reach damaged lines and poles in remote mountain forests, working 16-hour days. About 300 personnel are involved in the restoration effort in the North Valley assigned to nearly 65 separate outage locations, generally at hard-to-access areas with deep snow.
Customers can call PG&E's 24-hour customer service line at 800-743-5002 to report an outage and to get information on when they can expect power restoration. Crews will continue to work extended days until all power is restored.
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