Yosemite Valley power loss stretches to more than 24 hours

07/21/2014 8:32 PM

07/21/2014 8:34 PM

Hotels, gift shops and general office buildings in Yosemite Valley were still without power Monday afternoon from the storm that hit over the weekend, a Yosemite spokesman confirmed.

A power line that channels electricity from El Portal to Yosemite Valley was severed during the storm, possibly by lightning, and had not been repaired, Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman said, meaning Yosemite Valley had gone more than 24 hours without power.

The Ahwahnee Hotel and Curry Village front desk were operating on generators, but other parts of Yosemite Village were completely out of power, Gediman said.

Sunday evening, Gediman said it appeared power was restored to Yosemite, but it turned out power was restored only as far as El Portal.

Pacific Gas and Electric crews were working on restoring power, but there was no estimate of when the work will be finished

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