PG&E restores power for 55,000 people in Monterey

UPDATE MONDAY 6:15 AM: Tens of thousands of PG&E customers in Monterey County had their power restored late Sunday night, after having been without power for most of the day because of downed power lines.

By 11:43 p.m., crews had restored power to the majority of the 55,700 affected customers in Sand City, Seaside, Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey and surrounding areas, according to a tweet by PG&E spokeswoman Mayra Tostado.


UPDATE SUNDAY 7:01 PM: (KRON/BCN) — About 29,000 people are without power Sunday evening in Monterey County after a damaged electric transmission tower caused high voltage power lines to come down Sunday morning in the Moss Landing area, a PG&E spokeswoman said.

The power lines came down at about 7 a.m. and by 9:30 a.m. about 55,700 customers in the Monterey Bay area were without power, spokeswoman Jacqueline Ratto said.

About 29,000 customers were still without power as of 3:30 p.m., she said.

What caused the damage to the transmission tower is still under investigation, she said.

Customers in the area of Sand City, Seaside, Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey and surrounding areas are affected by the outage, Ratto said.

The outage is unrelated to anything at the Moss Landing Power Plant off state Highway 1 in Moss Landing, she said.

PG&E officials have deployed a mobile command vehicle to support crews in the affected area and crews expect to have power restored by 11 p.m., Ratto said.


UPDATE SUNDAY 4:11 PM: (KRON/BCN) — Tens of thousands of utility customers in Monterey County are still without electrical service Sunday afternoon because of a massive outage, according to PG&E.

While the exact cause of the outage is still under investigation, it may be associated with a high-voltage transmission line that came down near Moss Landing around 7 a.m., PG&E spokeswoman Jacqueline Ratto said.

According to Ratto, roughly 55,700 customers lost power around 9:30 a.m. The outage is affecting customers near the Monterey Bay in Monterey, Sand City, Seaside, Pacific Grove, Castroville and
Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Service was restored to nearly half of those customers by 2:45 p.m., according to PG&E spokeswoman Mayra Tostado. Tostado said that 26,000 customers are now back online.

PG&E hopes to have service restored to the remaining customers by 11 p.m. Sunday night. For more information, check PG&E’s official Twitter account at @PGE4me or call 800-743-5002.


MONTEREY (KRON) —   Due to a massive outage tens of thousands of utility customers in Monterey County are without electrical service this afternoon due to a massive outage, according
to PG&E.

According to PG&E spokeswoman Jacqueline Ratto, roughly 55,700 customers lost electrical service around 9:30 a.m. The outage is affecting customers near the Monterey Bay in Monterey, Sand City, Seaside, Pacific Grove, Castroville and Carmel-by-the-Sea.

While the exact cause of the outage is still under investigation, Ratto said, it may be associated with a high-voltage transmission line that came down near Moss Landing around 7 a.m.

As of 12:15 p.m. there was no estimate for when power would be restored, but technicians are working to bring customers back online using alternate power sources, according to Ratto.

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