Power restored to PG&E customers following downed power lines on Walnut Street

Officials said power has been restored to all PG&E customers following downed power lines on Walnut Street.

Posted: May 27, 2019 8:24 PM
Updated: May 28, 2019 9:01 AM

UPDATE 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Officials said power has been restored to all PG&E customers following downed power lines on Walnut Street. 

We are working to learn the cause of the downed power lines. Stay tuned for updates. 

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UPDATE 10:15 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2019 - PG&E said that at least 2,232 customers in Chico were without power due to downed power lines. 

That number decreased since the incident to 162. 

PG&E said the lines were not live when they went down, and they continue to remain off. 

The utility also expects the power to be completely restored by 6 a.m. Tuesday. 

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CHICO, Calif. - Chico police officers closed down two blocks of Walnut Street Monday evening after three power poles came down, bringing live power lines with them.

This happened between West 5th and West 7th Streets.

A sergeant on the scene said it's still not known why the power poles came down, but it's believed one pole was to blame and the others came down in a domino effect.

PG&E reports that at least 500 homes on Chico's west side are without power and that could last for much of the evening.

Walnut Street was expected to be closed between West 5th and West 7th Streets for several hours.

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