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Neighborhoods Experiencing Power Outage

Residents on our Facebook page say some areas in town are without electricity.

Note: This story was posted Sunday afternoon.

We're receiving reports via readers on our Facebook page that some neighborhoods are without electricity.

Here's a rundown of some neighborhoods affected, according to residents:

  • area
  • Del Norte Drive
  • Murrietta Meadows
  • Portola Meadows
  • Murdell Lane
  • Ventura Avenue

PG&E reports 3,000 homes are out and a cause is unknown, a Patch reader said. Residents also reported experiencing the outage around 2 p.m. and that power was expected to be restored before 5 p.m.

Another reader called police to report a traffic signal was out. He was told that a vehicle crashed into a power pole. The reader did not have a location of the reported accident.

Livermore Patch will upate this story as more information is made available. Is your neighborhood experiencing a power outage? Let us know in the comments section below. Thanks!

Kristofer Noceda May 07, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Thanks Michelle for the update. Everyone else up and running re: power?
LvrmoreRob May 07, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Chippewa just got power back five min ago
Brenda Hale Tantzen May 07, 2012 at 05:30 PM
We got ours back this morning at 8:14 on Placer Circle. Total outage time was about 18 hours.
Kristofer Noceda May 07, 2012 at 07:05 PM
@Rob @Brenda: thanks for the updates
WM May 07, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Sorry but unless you have a very unusual "off the grid" type of solar power installation complete with big lead-acid batteries and a special transfer switch, solar power does not help in situations like this. We, with solar power, lose power just like the rest of you. It's a National Electrical Code safety thing so the solar installations don't back-feed power into the power grid and electrocute some poor lineman who thinks he is safe because he has disconnected the line that he is working on from the PG&E power plant. The grid-connected power systems have to include a feature that guarantees that they will shut down just as soon as grid power drops out and stay shut down until after grid power has returned and been stable for 5(?) minutes. I do admit that it is rather galling that it does not work the way that you suggest but I also understand and agree with the reasoning behind the way does work.

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