Power restored to ‘vast majority’ after Wednesday outage in Truckee (updated) | SierraSun.com

Power restored to ‘vast majority’ after Wednesday outage in Truckee (updated)

UPDATE, 2 p.m. Wednesday:

By early afternoon, power was restored to all customers, according to a voceimail message from the TDPUD’s Steven Poncelet.

Poncelet added that an unknown equipment issued led to the Truckee substation going down; the incident remains under investigation.

No one was hurt in the incident.


UPDATE, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday: 

Power was restored at about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday to the "vast majority" of Truckee customers, Steven Poncelet, Truckee Donner Public Utility District spokesman, told the Sierra Sun.

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"We had our Truckee (substation) go down … it took down about a third of district," he said, adding that the downtown Truckee corridor, Donner Pass Road, Pioneer Commerce Center and other locations were affected, including TTUSD schools, Tahoe Forest Hospital and other organizations.

TDRPD staff is investigating what caused the outage; nothing is known as of this morning, Poncelet said.

As of 9:45 a.m., a "small amount of customers are still down," he said. An immediate timeline for everyone to be restored was not yet known.


UPDATE, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday: Power was just restored to the Sierra Sun’s office in the Pioneer Commerce Center, according to the fact everything just came back on.

We’re still awaiting a call-back from TDPUD on the situation and timeline.


TRUCKEE, Calif. — Power went out at about 8:35 a.m. today throughout a large portion of Truckee and surrounding areas.

According to a recorded message from the Truckee Donner Public Utility District’s general phone line, crews are working as fast as possible to restore power, although at this time there is no timeline for when it will return.

Steven Poncelet, spokesperson for TDPUD, told the Sierra Sun at about 9:05 a.m. Wednesday that staff is investigating the situation.

“I don't know what caused it, not sure how many people are affected and don't know (when it will be restored),” he said, adding that he would look to update the community as soon as he learns more.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.