SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — Thousands of Northern California residents are without power, according to SMUD and PG&E's outage map.
The outage map showed a dramatic spike in power loss, jumping from 30,000 to 300,000 within an hour.
A SMUD spokesperson says the strong winds are the reason mass power outages are hitting the area.
"As soon as it's safe for the employees," is when SMUD will assess damages and then begin working on repairs, which she estimates to be when the wind dies down.
High winds are pushing another storm into the Sacramento region, Sunday night.
National Weather Service Sacramento recorded wind speeds as high as 64mph in the region. A special weather statement was later issued for most of the Sacramento region warning about strong gusts of wind until about 2:30 a.m., Sunday.
These winds were also likely a factor in a tree falling and killing a woman earlier Saturday night, according to Sacramento Metro Fire.
ABC10 received reports of transmitters blowing, trees and powerlines being knocked down and debris blocking streets throughout the region.
This series of outages follows a devastating New Years Eve storm which brought similar wind gusts and about half as many outages.
Mass outages started around 11:30 p.m. and only grew to expand as the night went on. There is no current time of restoration.
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