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Power restored after 6,600 Chico residents impacted

UPDATE 1:30 p.m, Monday, May 18, 2020 - PG&E said all customers' power was restored at 1 p.m.

Posted: May 18, 2020 12:19 PM
Updated: May 18, 2020 3:45 PM

UPDATE 1:30 p.m, Monday, May 18, 2020 - PG&E Spokesperson, Paul Moreno, told Action News Now all customers impacted by the power outage were restored at 1 p.m.

The power outage impacted 6,600 north and east Chico residents. 

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UPDATE: 12:49 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2020 – Over 6,000 residents in north and east Chico remain without power.

PG&E said they de-energized some equipment at the Sycamore Creek substation in north Chico around 11:35 a.m. Shortly after, they discovered a cooling radiator was damaged.

Paul Moreno, a spokesperson for PG&E, said crews are working to safely restore power to customers. They expect to have all power restored between 2:15 and 2:45 p.m. today, if not sooner.

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CHICO, Calif. – PG&E said 6,600 customers in the north Chico area are without power.

The outage began at 11:34 a.m. and crews are currently investigating.

According to PG&E'S outage map, the estimated restoration time is between 2 to 3 p.m.

Action News Now is working to learn more and will provide updates as they become available.

Just last week, hundreds of residents in north Chico spent a good part of their Mother's Day without power. A PG&E worker told Action News Now some mylar foil balloons came in contact with the powerlines at Garner lane and Porchlight Court, which caused the outage to last for several hours.

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