PSREC Has System Wide Power Failure as Thunderstorm Passes the Region

Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative homes were left in the dark yesterday evening as a passing thunderstorm knocked out service across the entire system. Just before 5 pm, PSREC lost its main feed from PG&E with no known time of restoration or known cause of the failure. The outage spanned from East Quincy to Hallelujah junction. The storm did produce heavy rainfall to the south of the county even prompting a flash flood warning over the Beckwourth-Dixie Burn scar from Portola to Vinton. PSREC was able to get the lights back within the hour with no further outages through the storm.