Power restored to some SMUD customers after more than 145,000 people lost power in Sacramento
While the sun is still rising. We’ll have it ready for you in no time. We can see the crew working on the bridge. We’ve seen truckloads of stones going through the area and they’re falling into the water to support that bridge, to keep the integrity of the bridge as we head to Wilton. We were never that far. We decided to stay so far away and the first responders and the flight crew who were working there said you have to stay like this because it’s safer, so that’s what we did. Earlier, there was a swarm of cars driving along Wilton Road. It’s been quiet for the last few hours as people really just turned around and left the area, but probably talked about all day, there’s still a lot of water out there. There is water on the roads and we are monitoring the situation closely and we will provide you with any information we can. There is an evacuation center if you need to go somewhere. Details are on our website. That’s in every grove. >>Thank you. be safe. Incredible to see the flooding on the roads. El Dorado County, where we’re seeing fast-flowing flooding as well. That’s where we go to Cameron Park’s Michelle Bandour. Michelle, what’s the latest news? It looks like they’re still behind you. >> Yes. Parts of the park were without power. On the side of the street, there is no power, but if you look at other people’s lines on the street, there is power on this side. We just talked to these homeowners who evacuated their kids and they came back with an SUV full of sandbags and they put a lot of sandbags around the house and told me they literally poured water into the house, into the The children’s bedroom in this home, so they put sandbags on it to keep water from getting into the rest of the house. We have PG&E crews here, they’re removing some of the rubble. They said they have an underground power switch and they’re going to try to get some power to these people who decide to stay, even with the mandatory evacuation order for 150 residents and, you know, some people who just want to stay and go home tonight. Sheriff’s deputies began their rounds after an evacuation order was issued for nearly 150 people. >> It starts to rain, but it keeps getting bigger and bigger. I’ve been here six years and it’s worse than ever >> ever. She estimates that more than 6 inches of flood water rushed through her yard and into her garage. >> It broke the rear fence. It’s amazingly strong. It was dirty, it was muddy, their stuff was floating, wood splinters, bark all around us. >> They also lost power and PG&E crews are working to restore power. Despite the mandatory leave order, she remained where she was. >> We want to see something. We have generators. If things got bad, we’d leave, but right now, I just don’t want to. >> Hours before El Dorado County authorities ordered an evacuation, some residents had already made the decision to leave. Her Chelsea Road home is surrounded by water. She caught her three cats and her mother. >> She’s on oxygen and everything, so now going to another hotel because they’re fully booked there. >> It’s destroying everything. >> You feel sorry for the people who are seeing some major damage from this flood, the sandbags are pouring in and people really want to keep the water out. We’ve been here all day and it did show up once during a live shoot earlier today, just dropped a little bit, but now it’s been raining nonstop and residents say it’s a raging The river is where we were standing a few hours ago and just left a lot of debris in the area, you know, it’s funny because now the water has receded but there are still a lot of problems and people are just trying to save their homes and PG&E is working hard to turn the power on for people, so that’s how people are going to spend the night here. Brittany: Thank you. We knew it was going to get more difficult as the sun went down and it got darker outside and the sandbags were full of water, it was just a tough situation. Thank you so much. Please return here safely. Michelle just lived in Cameron Park. PG&E is reporting a power outage. Check out the outage map. We’ll take care of that for you. It appears that between 50 and 499 homes are now without power. That’s what yellow means. This is an improvement from an hour ago. At that time it looked like 505,000 residents — 500 5000 residents without power. I haven’t heard back from PG&E yet, so we’ll continue to monitor for you tonight. and Sacramento County, where officials closed roads due to flooding. This includes Arno ROAD between RAILEY ROAD and KERRY LANE. and PELL-AN-DINI ROADS, between the Twin Cities and ROBSON ROADS, KIEFER BOULEVARD is closed from JACKSON ROAD to GRANT LINE. and SCOTT ROAD turn off at DEER CREEK. There is no word yet on when it will reopen. In Amador County, fast-moving waters impacted the Jackson community today. take a look. You can see and hear how powerful the water is and it’s sloshing and really getting to the front door and even above the front door because these houses are getting very, very close I mean wow my gosh get over it up. This is a reminder that you don’t want to be near bodies of water right now as that’s what we’re seeing in the area. In Placerville, crews were working to clear the area of flooding. We saw workers in the middle of the street on Broadway trying to clear a sewer that was clogged with rubble so that flood water could be drained into the sewer. >> Our crews are using excavators and other equipment to clear it all up. Brittany: The water is about half a foot deep. We want to remind you that if you see standing water like this, and I know it’s getting darker outside now, it’s going to be worse, you don’t want to drive through it because your car could get flooded and start getting into your vehicle. Is a live photo of I-80 near KINGVALE. The road is completely covered with snow. I-80 is completely closed from Colfax to the interstate. Here’s an example of where you can’t go those roads. We’d like to have meteorologist DIRK VERDOORN over here. dagger. Transitioning from rain and snow to a Sierra, a lot. Dirk: Yes. If it’s cold enough, you’ll get a lot of snow. Cooler air is moving and it’s starting to snow this morning. We’ve seen those levels drop down the mountains, but they’re still pretty high. Those areas that are snowing have already had a lot of snow, so let’s look at the current snowfall. It starts to fall. We’re in between the two areas, looks closer to the blue canyon, so the height of the snowdrops and close to 5500 feet, overlooking the footsteps, it’s snowing, I-80, DONNER SUMMIT, TRUCKEE, BRIGHT, BRIGHT WHITE Indicates that it is snowing heavily. This is CASTLE PEAK, close to the top, check this out. It was covered and caked with snow. You can see the traffic along I-80, it’s standing still. Those are the taillights. BEAR VALLEY doesn’t get much snow. Hwy 108 and PLUMAS COUNTY, southern part of our county has extensive snowfall. We’ll see how much snow we can expect tomorrow. Now back to you. Brittany: Thank you very much. Chain control now in effect Chain control is in effect along I-80. We would like to remind you that the Interstate between Colfax and Interstate is currently closed. Meteorologist TAMARA BERG in Naik. Tamara, what did you see? In your shot, it looks like snow is really about to fall. >> Yeah, you’re no stranger to these thoughts in life because you can see the snow is really falling and it’s starting to fluff up a little bit. Come and talk with me. You can see the flashing lights and the CALTRANS crews are walking around, but the CHP is instructing people that if they get to this point, they say no they have to make a U-turn and go back westbound, and leave the area for the most part. I’ve talked to a few people and you can see there are dozens of cars. They don’t pump air. A lot of people were just hanging out, waiting for a steady snowfall. It started to rain yesterday, and it rained heavily. We’ve started snowing, we’ve got cold air, it’s drying and fluffing up, but it’s going to be a problem in the next few hours A because it’s going to keep adding up. I met a driver who was trying to get oranges all the way to Illinois and this is what he had to say. >> A situation like this, but three or four days is normal. >> Yeah, obviously, he’s going to go up Interstate 80, over the top of Mount Donner, all the way to Illinois. One of the biggest variables, he says, is putting the chain on the SEMITRUCK and also getting to the speed limit, and once you have those chains on the car, the speed limit is 30 miles per hour. Let me tell you about the quality of the snow, so here again, it starts to fluff and starts to crystallize. Underneath all the fluff you have what I call cemented SIERRA sludge, which is what causes a lot of havoc on travelers here on Interstate 80, hence the road closures here. If it continues to pile up, we may see more road closures. A winter storm warning is in place until 4:00am, and there is no indication that roads may reopen until conditions are safe again. I can tell you that Caltrans crews are doing their best to get people to their destinations safely. back to you. Brittany: Thank you. We’re just talking about looking at your footage. It’s incredible to see how big those snowflakes are at this point. This is an unbelievable store that gave us the perfect photo that we are very grateful for. Come back safely. I knew it was going to be a tough drive. We’ll be tracking this weather system throughout the weekend. To get the latest weather and traffic updates straight to your phone, you can download the KCRA 3 app.
Power restored to some SMUD customers after more than 145,000 people lost power in Sacramento
More than 145,000 customers in the Sacramento area were without power Saturday night, according to SMUD’s outage map. SMUD warned of weather-related outages due to high winds and heavy rain on its website. SMUD told KCRA 3 that the outage was mainly due to high winds that caused fallen trees to knock down several power lines in the area. They said there was no estimate for when power would be restored to anyone. SMUD said additional crews were being called in to restore power. It appears they are making some progress. More than 88,000 people were still without power as of 12:25 a.m., according to SMUD’s map. This is a developing story. Follow KCRA 3 for the latest information.
More than 145,000 customers in the Sacramento area were without power Saturday night, according to SMUD’s outage map.
SMUD warned of weather-related outages due to high winds and heavy rain on its website.
SMUD told KCRA 3 that the outage was mainly due to high winds that caused fallen trees to knock down several power lines in the area.
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They said there was no estimate for when power would be restored to anyone.
SMUD said additional crews were being called in to restore power.
It appears they are making some progress.
More than 88,000 people were still without power as of 12:25 a.m., according to SMUD’s map.
This is a developing story. Follow KCRA 3 for the latest information.