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.
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.
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.