Fallen Tree Causes Widespread Power Outage

Big Bear Valley, CA October 10, 2013 – The Big Bear Valley experienced a widespread electricity outage Wednesday night, due to a tree limb falling on a 34.5 Kv power line near the intersection of Park Avenue and Eureka Drive. At the time, the area was experiencing high wind gusts in excess of 50 mph and being blanketed with 2 to 3 inches of heavy, wet snow.

The outage affected 25,000 customers for approximately 90 minutes. According to Karuna Warren, Operations Manager at Bear Valley Electric Service, crews were on scene by 7:45 p.m. and removed the branch with no apparent damage to the line. Service was restored by 8:41 p.m.

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Big Bear Valley, CA October 10, 2013 – The Big Bear Valley experienced a widespread electricity outage Wednesday night, due to a tree limb falling on a 34.5 Kv power line near the intersection of Park Avenue and Eureka Drive. At the time, the area was experiencing high wind gusts in excess of 50 mph and being blanketed with 2 to 3 inches of heavy, wet snow.

The outage affected 25,000 customers for approximately 90 minutes. According to Karuna Warren, Operations Manager at Bear Valley Electric Service, crews were on scene by 7:45 p.m. and removed the branch with no apparent damage to the line. Service was restored by 8:41 p.m.

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