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Power Out on Palmer Court -- Any Other Outages?

Have you lost power during this storm? If you have mobile Internet access, let us know.

We received word on Facebook that as of 7:05 a.m., power was out on Palmer Court in Dixon. We received the news from Dixon Patch user Scott Smith. 

That's all we know for now, but if anybody else in town knows of other outages, let us know (if you have access to the Internet, of course). 

Here are some tips from PG&E about preparing for power outages:

  • Have battery-operated flashlights and radios with fresh batteries ready. Listen for updates on storm conditions and power outages.
  • If you have a telephone system that requires electricity to work (such as a cordless phone or answering machine), plan for alternate communication - have a standard telephone handset, cellular telephone or pager ready as a back up.
  • Freeze plastic containers filled with water to make blocks of ice that can be placed in your refrigerator/freezer during an outage to prevent foods from spoiling.

Safety Tips

  • Treat all downed power lines as if they are "live" or energized. Keep yourself and others away from them. Call 911, then notify PG&E at 1-800-743-5002.
  • Use battery-operated flashlights, not candles.
  • Customers with generator should make sure they are properly installed by a licensed electrician. Improperly installed generators pose a significant danger to our crews.
  • Unplug or turn off all electric appliances to avoid overloading circuits and fire hazards when power is restored. Simply leave a single lamp on to alert you when power returns. Turn your appliances back on one at a time when conditions return to normal.

Report a Power Outage: 1-800-743-5002

  • Before calling PG&E about a power outage, check to see if other neighbors are affected. This would confirm if an outage has occurred in just your residence or within the neighborhood area.
  • If only your residence is without power, check circuit breakers and/or fuse boxes to see if the problem is limited to the home electric system.
  • After performing the steps above, single or neighborhood outages can be reported to: PG&E's 24-Hour Emergency and Customer Service Line: 1-800-743-5002
  • Once your outage has been reported, you can call PG&E's Outage Information Line at 1-800-743-5002 to get a status report on your outage and the anticipated time your power will be turned back on.
  • If you lose power overnight, you can call PG&E to request a wake-up call. We'll be happy to give you a wake-up call, as well as up-to-date information on your outage and time of restoration.

Our phone lines may become very busy during major storms, so we ask for your patience if you are trying to reach us.

Mary Ann Courville November 30, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Power has been out since 3:00am --.. and still out at 10:30am on Gill Drive area. This the third time in three weeks.
Jennifer DeDora November 30, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Gretchen Higgins was out until about 11:30, the classrooms were very dark! I hope they stay on for the rest of the school day.
Bil Paul November 30, 2012 at 08:11 PM
My power on Pembroke near the school went down around 6 a.m. and came back on around 10:30, was flickering a while after that. Around 11:30 a.m. things seemed back to normal. A PG&E repairman told me that around 250 homes etc. were affected. In my neighborhood, with underground power lines, finding the problem and repairing it must be more difficult. So far, in the last couple days of rain, my rain gauge says we've gotten over two inches of rain. More to come.
Mary Ann Courville November 30, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Hurray....1:00pm and the power is back on. It was out since 3:00am. It has gone out three times in the last two weeks. It is strange how it goes out. It starts dimming down - like a brown out, then goes out completely. Hopefully PG&E has fixed whatever has caused it to go out.
Bil Paul November 30, 2012 at 11:47 PM
I measured the "brown-out" voltage to be around 102 volts, when the normal level is around 120 volts.

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