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UPDATED: PG&E customers' power has been restored near Orland

PG&E says thousands were without power in Willows, Orland and Elk Creek in morning.

Posted: Feb 19, 2018 6:58 AM
Updated: Feb 19, 2018 6:24 PM

6:00 p.m. UPDATE: A fallen transformer was the cause of a major power outage in Glenn County Monday morning, impacting more than 6,500 customers.

The electricity went out a little after 6:00 Monday morning.

More than 3,200 in Willows were impacted, and another 2,500 in Orland. Also, more than 500 Stonyford residents and 325 Elk Creek customers lost power.

PG&E says the transformer came down at County Rd. M and County Rd. 24. This impacted several substations, which is why so many communities experienced outages.

All customers had their power restored before 12:30 Monday afternoon.

PG&E is still trying to figure out why the transformer came down.

UPDATED: Almost all customers near Orland have had their power restored.

UPDATED: PG&E crews are working to repair a downed power line that knocked out service for almost 3,200 customers early Monday morning.  262 customers were still without power at 11:30 a.m. Officials expect power to be fully restored soon. There is no word yet on what caused the power line to come down.

A major power outage has left thousands in the dark in Glenn County

According to PG&E, 3,180 customers are without power in Willows, starting at 6:10 a.m. Monday. West of Willows, in Elk Creek, 913 customers are without power. To the north in Orland, 1,258 customers are without power, starting at 6:42 a.m.

The cause of the outages is unclear at this time, but a PG&E crew is on the way to the scene.

Stay with Action News Now for the latest on this developing situation.

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