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Without Power during the November Snow Storm in Nevada County

This post was written by jd on November 23, 2010
Posted Under: Bits & Pieces,Nevada County,Nevada County Information,Weather
Snow storm came during the night and decided to have seat.

Snow storm came during the night and decided to have a seat.

Friday night, November 19 2010, it started snowing and by Saturday morning I had about six to eight inches of snow.  Just as I started to go to work on my computer, the power went out.  With no power, I have no heat so I figured…  I’d better leave for the weekend.  On the way out, there was a pretty good size tree branch in the road.  I managed to drive around it but I could tell this was going to be a bad storm.

The leaves are still on the trees and the snow is very wet, resulting in trees and tree limbs coming down all over the forest.

Looking up from the road from away from my house Saturday morning

Looking up the road away from my house Saturday morning

Checking on my house Monday, November 22, 2010, there still was no power.  The road I live on loops, and I came up the first turn to my road and went up to my house. Everything was fine until I decided to continue out the other end of my road. Guess what? There is a tree lying across the road. One wire has fallen off the power pole and is lying across the road also. If you look closely at the picture I took, looking up the hill, you will notice the wire on the right hand side of the pole is not there.

Look at the right upper side of pole, wire has fallen off

Look at the right upper side of pole, wire has fallen off

Notice the branch and power line across the road

Notice the tree and power line across the road - Monday evening

PG & E called me on my cell last night and informed me that there would be no power until Tuesday.  At this point there are about 7,000 homes without power.  Tonight, I received another friendly call from PG & E and they said there would be no power until Wednesday. (my house is at 3,700 foot elevation)

Well another night not at my house!

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