There are still 2,400 customers without power in Humboldt County

1,200 should see power restored around 4 p.m., PG&E says

As of Sunday around noon, there are about 2,400 customers who remain without power from outages that started Thursday and Friday. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal)

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. crews are continuing to work to restore power lost Thursday and Friday in Humboldt County, where an estimated 2,400 customers are still without power.

“Extensive weather-related damage has caused damage to our infrastructure,” said PG&E spokesman JD Guidi on Sunday morning. “Extensive snowfall has limited access in some areas.”

The utility is working with Caltrans to gain access in various locations.

“Some of our crews are using Sno-Cats in difficult-to-access locations,” Guidi said.

He said that 1,200 customers in Eureka, Fortuna and Garberville are expected to have power restored by 4 p.m. Sunday. There is no estimated time of restoration for the remaining 1,200 customers who are spread across the county.

He said those customers are likely in areas “served with lines that still require repairs or where access is limited.”

The utility said crews from outside of the county — including crews from Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties — were sent to Humboldt County to aid in restoration efforts.

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