Power restored after system wide outage

UPDATE: As of 12:28 p.m., power has been restored to the entire LMUD system. If you are still without power,  call 257-4174.

“At this time, LMUD continues to receive power from HLP and will continue to do so until further notice,” according to LMUD.

UPDATE: 6:50 a.m. Friday: “LMUD crews, with the aid of Plumas Sierra Rural Electric crews, completed repairs on the damaged transmission lines at approximately 2:30 a.m. this morning. Honey Lake Power has also completed repairs to their equipment and we are anticipating that the islanding process will begin late this morning. If all goes well, we hope to have power restored to our system by late this afternoon. We will post updates as they become available. Further, to help expedite the process and to eliminate system overload, please unplug or turn off appliances, lights and other devices. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

According to LMUD, “due to the Hog Fire, both of LMUD’s main transmission lines have sustained extensive damage. LMUD had been receiving power from Honey Lake Power; however, at approximately 3:15pm today, HLP went offline and LMUD lost power to our entire system, with the exception of Westwood and Pinetown. At this time, crews are working to rebuild one of the transmission lines so that we can restore power to the system. There is no current estimated time of restoration. The power will not be restored tonight. We will make updates available every four hours as information is provided.”

“We will make information available as we can. To enroll in our outage text alert system text the letters LMUD, to 877-754-7697.”