Thousands of residents across the Tri-Valley were without power Tuesday afternoon as the latest in a series of intense winter storms made its way across the region and beyond, with others who were out and about impacted by road closures amid hazardous conditions.
Multiple power outages affecting thousands of customers were reported in Pleasanton and Livermore around noon Tuesday, shortly after large outages in Danville and Alamo were reported beginning at approximately 10:35 a.m. No major outages were reported in Dublin or San Ramon.
PG&E crews were continuing to work on to restore power and making their way to the impacted areas as of 3:30 p.m. The 3,106 residents impacted by the Livermore outage that began at 12:08 p.m. were estimated to see power restored by 4:08 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to PG&E, with no estimate for restoration yet in Pleasanton or Danville and its surrounding unincorporated areas.
On the roads, fallen trees and wet conditions were another result of the gusty storm into the afternoon, as were complications from the ongoing power outages.
Second Street between Neal Street and Arendt Way in Pleasanton was closed as of a 2:30 p.m. announcement from the Pleasanton Police Department. In Danville, a downed power line led to a road closure on Green Valley Road at Cameo Drive. PG&E crews were on the scene, with Verde Mesa Drive continuing to be open for access to the Cameo area according to a 3:26 p.m. announcement from the Danville Police Department (DPD).
DPD warned drivers to use caution amid wet conditions and power outages impacting traffic signals, and to treat intersections as four-way stop signs if lights are out.
A flood watch from the National Weather Service (NWS) is in effect through 4 a.m. Wednesday, with a high wind warning through 11 p.m. tonight.
Winds at the Livermore Municipal airport were reported at 28 miles per hour as of 3:41 p.m., with the NWS advising that gusts could be as high as 47 miles per hour throughout the afternoon.
Livermore Police is currently receiving several calls of downed tees and power outages throughout town.— Livermore PD (@LivermorePolice) March 14, 2023
With the high winds, here are numbers to call. Please refrain from calling 911 only for emergencies to not overwhelm resources.
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