Plumas District Hospital is in the dark. The facility lost power early today and their backup generator provided by PG&E has failed. The Emergency room is on diversion. PG&E will be getting another generator up to the hospital. Though the ER is not open, a walk-in clinic is available in the Quincy building on the hospital campus. It is being staffed by Dr. Joseph Schad and advanced practice provider Laura Orange. Those with pre-existing appointments are being seen along with walk-ins.
The hospital is expecting to have a generator in place by this evening. If you need to contact the hospital the phone lines are down but you can email the hospital and clinic through firstname.lastname@example.org
Yet not only is the hospital experiencing a power outage PG&E is showing that over 2500 homes in the Quincy area are without power as well, most homes affected are in the Quincy area, Bucks Lake and Strawberry. There is no estimated time for the power to be restored.
Outages were also reported in Greenville, Crescent Mills and Taylorsville yesterday.
PG&E spokespersons have shared that they are having trouble accessing their lines to asses where the problem is located.
To find out more about current outage reports or to report one you can call 800-743-5002.