Storm Latest: 9,000 in El Dorado County Still Without Power

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(Placerville, CA)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
PG&E spokesman Brian Swanson says crews have a tough task to restore power to remaining customers.
Swanson: “It first requires a tree crew to come out, cut down the tree and clear it out before a PG&E crew can come in, replace power poles and restring the power lines to restore power. We’re dealing with that type of work in hundreds of different remote locations throughout El Dorado County.”
Swanson declined to estimate when all of the outages would be restored, but he said it will take until Thursday at least.
PG&E is using helicopter patrols for areas that have difficult access on the ground because of the snow.