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Power back on in Rocklin neighborhood

By: Krissi Khokhobashvili, Placer Herald and Press Tribune editor
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Rocklin saw pouring rain and winds up to 46 mph during last weekend’s storm, along with a power outage for 220 customers that lasted for more than 30 hours.

Power was restored for 220 customers in Rocklin whose electricity went out at 10:32 a.m. Sunday, according to a PG&E spokesperson. The power went back on at 6:40 p.m. following crew repairs of an underground switch, Jana Morris said. The area impacted was along west Stanford Ranch Road, including Crest Drive, Whitney Boulevard and Midas Ave.

Morris said the outage report does not yet specify weather as the culprit, but Morris, speaking from Sacramento, said, “The weather I know we were experiencing here, as well as the area in which you are, was such that it will definitely be part of the investigation.”

Karen Garner, Rocklin’s public affairs and economic growth manager, reported that everything went “relatively well” during the storm. Public Services Director Rick Forstall reported to the city that a large tree went down at Maple Court and Springview that took out two cars. The tree, on private property, was blocking the roadway, so city crews came out to clear the road.

There was “significant flooding” along Rocklin Road at its intersections with Highway 80, Grove, Myers and Pacific, Forstall said, the main problem being leaves blocking storm drain inlets.

“Our main focus is driving and keeping them clear,” he wrote. “The unusual amount of leaves that were still in the trees is causing most of the issues.”

Forstall added that all streams and canals were working as planned, “and so far we are in good shape.”

This weekend’s forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a partly cloudy Friday, mostly sunny Saturday, with highs and a sunny Sunday with a weekend high near 58.