PUD says accidental tree fall to blame for 30-minute power outage | SierraSun.com

PUD says accidental tree fall to blame for 30-minute power outage

A downed power line near Donner Summit left three-fourths of Truckee dark for 30 minutes Friday, while Pacific Gas & Electric employees repaired the break.According to General Manager Peter Holzmeister of the Truckee-Donner Public Utility District, PG&E employees were clearing limbs around transmission lines near the summit when a tree being trimmed accidentally fell on the line.Last winter, TDPUD staff met with representatives from PG&E and Sierra Pacific Power Company to discuss improvements that they could make on transmission lines to reduce outages affecting Truckee customers.PG&E spent more than $1 million fixing problems on their lines this summer, and Holzmeister said TDPUD expects to see fewer outages this winter as a result of the improvements.Sierra Sun E-mail: sun@tahoe.comVisitors Guide | News | Diversions | Marketplace | Weather | CommunityCopyright, tahoe.com. Materials contained within this site maynot be used without permission.About tahoe.com… 

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