Crews have found a downed tree on our transmission line. They are working on removing the tree and restoring power. At this time, customers are still without power. We will update this post as information becomes available.
LMUD crews are now patrolling our transmission lines via snow cat. We are receiving reports of snow in excess of 3 to 4 feet in the location of our lines. Crews are searching for the fault on the line, when the fault is located, they will assess the damage and begin repairs.
There are two transmission lines from Westwood to Susanville, both lines have sustained damage. We need at least one line to restore power to Susanville and the surrounding areas. Westwood remains in power, this is due to the nature of the PG&E connection to that community.
We are NOT able to switch to Honey Lake Power. HLP requires power to restart, with the transmission lines down, it is impossible to provide power to HLP. At this time, we are asking our customers to prepare for an extended outage lasting at least 4 to 8 hours. This estimate may change, we will continue to update this post as more information becomes available.
Due to heavy snow and winds. Both of LMUD’s transmission lines from Westwood to Susanville are not operating. Due to the severity of the weather, LMUD crews cannot patrol the damaged lines until light. At this time, all customers, with the exception of Westwood are without power. There is no estimated time of restoration. The information we have tells us that the PG&E, Caribou transmission line is functioning. Therefore, we will first attempt to restore our connection to the PG&E system. We will update this post as more information becomes available. To view a map of all outages, visit www.lmud.org and click on the Outage Map link.