[UPDATE 5:10 p.m.] Over 1100 People Without Power in Southern Humboldt

Downed wire

A tree reportedly felled by a logging company took out a PG&E line today.
[Photo provided by a reader]

Just before 2 p.m. a logging company reportedly dropped a tree in the Fruitland Ridge area that took out a PG&E line. The person who provided the photo of the downed line said this is behind the Transfer Station on Dyerville Loop.

According to PG&E, about 1155 customers are without power. Those without power stretch from Redcrest to Phillipsville and from Salmon Creek on the west side all the way east to the main stem of the Eel River.

UPDATE 3:20 p.m.: PG&E crews are now on scene assessing the damage.

UPDATE 4:30 p.m.: Some customers have had their power restored–most of those were in or north of Myers Flat. Now about 759 customers are without power.

UPDATE 4:36 p.m.: According to PG&E only about 360 customers are without power at this point.

Here’s a map of the affected area from PG&E. outage map of PG&E

UPDATE 5:10 p.m.: Power has been restored to all but 194 customers, according to PG&E. These customers are all in the McCann/Fruitland Ridge area.

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