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Truckee, Calif. Jan. 11, 2017 – Truckee Donner PUD (TDPUD) is responding to power outages caused by the recent blizzard. TDPUD was experiencing a series of localized outages on Tuesday evening due to falling trees when TDPUD lost transmission power to the entire district and all customers lost power. Crews have been working all night and this morning to restore transmission power at which time TDPUD can begin to restore power to our customers.
If anyone sees downed power lines (or trees on power lines), stay away from the lines and call TDPUD immediately at 530-587-3896 to report the problem. Please be aware that the significant amount of snow is making it very difficult for TDPUD crews, and all emergency responders, to travel around town and effect repairs. If possible, please stay home and keep safe.
The loss of NV Energy transmission power was caused by a large tree that feel near Coachland around 10 p.m. on Tuesday night. NV Energy crews started working on repairs around 2 a.m. on Wednesday and continue to effect repairs.
Once the main system power is restored, there will still be isolated outages due mostly to falling trees on TDPUD’s distribution system and on secondary power lines feeding individual homes. If customers notice that neighbors have power, but they don’t, please call the TDPUD at 530-587-3896 to report the on-going outage.
About Truckee Donner PUD:
The TDPUD is a non-profit, publicly owned utility agency created in 1927 and overseen by a locally elected board of directors. TDPUD provides the greater Truckee area with reliable and high quality water and power services while guiding the community to conserve resources. For more information about the TDPUD, call 530-587-3896 or visit www.tdpud.org.