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Posted on: February 20, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Statement from PG&E - Continuing Electrical Outages in Vicinity of Corbett Canyon

PG&E Statement:

"The safety of our customers, the communities we serve and our employees remains our top concern as we continue to respond to numerous electrical outages caused by this latest series of storms. As of 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, approximately 1,100 customers were without power in San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara Counties. In some areas, including on and in the vicinity of Corbett Canyon Road east of Arroyo Grande, more than 550 customers have been without power since Friday, when the latest storm hit with heavy rain and high winds on top of very saturated ground. On Corbett Canyon Road, this heavy rain and wind brought down trees which brought down nine power poles.  Another power pole came down early Monday morning.  PG&E crews have been working safely and diligently to restore power; however, making the area safe to work in has required significant tree removal and tree-cutting in order to perform power pole removal and replacement. We deeply regret the difficulty and inconvenience faced by every customer whose electrical service has been affected by these recent storms. We continue to work safely and expeditiously to restore electrical service.  We also wish to warn our customers about the extreme danger posed by low-hanging and downed electrical wires, and to not approach them.  If you see a downed wire, it is an emergency situation.  Call 911 to report it, then we ask you to contact PG&E directly by calling 1-800-743-5002."

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