California storm causes two-day blackouts

Power has been restored within 48 hours after a massive storm hit parts of Southern California. More than half a million homes were left without power when heavy snow and […]

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By Taryn Nixon

Power has been restored within 48 hours after a massive storm hit parts of Southern California.

More than half a million homes were left without power when heavy snow and rainfall battered remote and hard to access areas.

A gas and electricity company worked around the clock to restore electricity to over half a million homes that were left without any power.

Contractors from Oregon, Washington and Southern California helped the electricity company who deployed 340 crew members to the response efforts.

Geisha Williams of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) said: “We thank our customers for preparing for this historic winter storm in advance and for their patience as we worked safely to restore service.”