[UPDATE 2:30 p.m.] About 3000 Without Electricity in McKinleyville
At approximately 1:15 p.m. power went out to over 3600 customers in the McKinleyville area. By 1:30 p.m. power had been restored to a little over 600 homes. According to a report on the California Highway Patrol Incident page, a fire near the Hwy 101 where Central Avenue and State Route 200 intersect was caused by a tree falling into power lines. PG&E has not confirmed the report. At this time they are offering the standard three hours before the power will be restored.
UPDATE 2:02 p.m.: Another thousand people have had power restored as of 2 p.m. We have also confirmed that the online scanner for north Humboldt is out because of this electical problem.
UPDATE 2:30 p.m.: PG&E is reporting that power has been restored to all but about 200 customers.