UPDATE: PG&E Power Restored
As of 10:08 a.m., PG&E crews restored power that was out in west Redding. The outage had affected Grant Elementary School and caused it to close for the day.
A school representative said that PG&E told them that the power would be down until 11:45 a.m. She said that the school was cold and dark and that school administration decided to send students home for the day.
Igo-Ono School in Igo informed media that they would be closing the for the day due to a power outage but the power came back on soon after and the school officials decided to keep class in session.
PG&E reported that the power outage started at 8:42 a.m. and was affecting 1,235 customers in Redding.
All power has been restored as of about 10:08 a.m. Crews found an open line recloser (a kind of switch) that had opened, possibly due to it sensing an electric disturbance such as wires slapping together in winds or a tree branch that blew into the line and then fell away. The cause of the outage is still being investigated.
Copyright 2013 by KRCRTV.com All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.