[UPDATE 12:36 a.m.] Ten Thousand Without Power
A tree tangled in power lines dropped to the ground near the intersection of Buhne and S Streets in Eureka around 9:30 p.m.. The road is blocked, according to dispatch.
In the Kneeland area a woman driver is stuck in her vehicle under downed power lines after a tree fell Greenwood Heights Drive. A trailer is also “stuck.”
There is a downed power line in the Ferndale area.
UPDATE 9:58 p.m.: “There are several trees down and several vehicles trapped,” according to dispatch. “County Roads is closing Greenwood Heights.”
UPDATE 10:12 p.m.: “Subject trapped in an elevator between floors,” reports dispatch.
Also a tree is down Wood and L Streets in Eureka.
UPDATE 10:18 p.m.: Road is closed near Walnut Drive and Aldo Court as a tree is down.
Tree down in the 3400 Block of O Street.
UPDATE 10:44 p.m.: PG&E reports that about 5000 people are without power in Eureka itself. This is not counting the outlying areas.
UPDATE 10:54 p.m.: A blown transformer is being blamed for Eureka’s power outage, according to scanner traffic.
UPDATE 11:03 p.m.: “Power lines down with explosions. All the power is out in the town of Samoa,” reports one emergency worker on the scanner.
UPDATE 11:17 p.m.: Senator Mike McGuire tweeted,
High winds thru out the North Coast tonight. Approximately 10k without power thru out #Humboldt. PG&E is working the issue now.
— Mike McGuire (@ilike_mike) January 22, 2017
UPDATE 11:40 p.m.:
A carport is collapsing on Sunshine Way in Eureka. (According to scanner traffic, a home was damaged badly earlier but we couldn’t tell where the incident occurred.)
UPDATE 12:36 a.m.: We’re receiving a report of power coming back on in Eureka. PG&E’s Outage Map does not yet reflect that though.