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No change for Lassen County residents dealing with power outage

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Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 5:36 PM PDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2021 at 10:12 AM PDT
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SUSANVILLE, Calif. (KOLO) - UPDATE JULY 22 9:30 A.M. The latest notification from the Lassen Municipal Utility District (LMUD) has no new information for residents in the Susanville area, who are dealing with rolling blackouts and intermittent power.

LMUD says its connection to the power grid is fragile, due to the Dixie Fire, and could fail completely.

The District has been receiving power from Honey Lake Power since July 13. On July 18 HLP had an equipment failure that caused a system-wide outage for LMUD.

PG&E became part of the equation but has problems supplying HLP with enough power to bring the entire system back up.

Critical facilities, like the hospital and 911 call center were able to get power. LMUD rotating power through the system, alternating which customers have power at any one time.

LMUD said there is no estimated time to get power fully restored.

As of Thursday morning, LMUD listed 10,434 customers without power, including 99.76% of Susanville residents.

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