SMUD's Valentine's Day Warning: Keep Mylar Balloons Away From Power LinesWhile having a romantic, candle-lit night dinner is what some people have in mind this Valentine's Day, it's not everyone's cup of tea -- that's why SMUD is asking people to be responsible with their metal helium-filled balloons.
Powerful Wind Gusts Cause Damage Across Northern CaliforniaPowerful winds wreaked havoc across northern California Sunday, knocking down trees and power lines.
Above-Ground Power Lines Grow In Risk As Climate ChangesTrees toppling onto above-ground power lines spark wildfires, more than 1,000 of them in the last decade in California alone. The wires snap in blizzards and hurricanes, causing dayslong outages. Everywhere, power poles topple in all kinds of disasters, blocking escape routes.
PG&E Says It's Fixed Many Major Safety Risks On Lines, PolesPacific Gas & Electric Corp. officials said Wednesday its workers discovered more than 1,000 high-priority safety risks on its transmission lines and distribution poles over several months of inspections and almost all of them have been fixed.
Dramatic Video: Power Lines Crash DownDashcam video captures the exact moment power lines come crashing down, starting a fire.
Ask Us: Power Lines Tangled With Tree Limbs In Placer County A Fire Danger?The devastating wildfires across California have many in the community on edge. One woman in Lincoln is voicing her worries about trees hanging off power lines along Highway 193, saying they present huge fire danger.
Call Kurtis Investigates: PG&E’s Plan To Cut Power During Extreme Fire Conditions Creates New RisksWith state investigators blaming PG&E power lines for last year’s series of deadly wildfires, the utility now says it’ll cut power during extreme weather using a map the Public Utilities Commission approved noting extreme fire threat areas.
Winds Die Down After Toppling Trees, Power Lines Across California Strong winds have begun to die down after lashing parts of greater Los Angeles, the San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada.
US-50 Closes Near Red Hawk Parkway Due To Crash, Downed Power LinesBoth directions of US 50 were closed near Red Hawk Parkway after multiple vehicles were involved in a crash and power lines fell down across the freeway, Sunday evening around 7 PM.
Report: Utilities Delayed Effort To Map Wildfire Risk From Power LinesA report says California utilities have helped delay efforts for nearly a decade to map where power lines pose the greatest wildfire risk.
Driver Trapped In Car By Live Power Lines After Vehicle Hits Pole In AuburnOne person was trapped in their vehicle Sunday after they hit a power pole and lines fell on the vehicle
Hundreds Spend Christmas Morning Without Power in ModestoModesto, Calif (CBS13) -- Hundreds of Modesto Irrigation District customers were still without power on Christmas Day after 12 power poles were knocked over after a tree fell on Coffee Road. National Weather Service crews were on the ground looking at the damage and assessing whether or not a Tornado touched down in the area.
PG&E Goes Airborne To Find Drought-Stricken Trees Threatening Power LinesAs the drought drags on, the chances for destructive wildfires increase by the day. Crews are taking to the air looking for to help keep the fire danger to a minimum.
Donte Stallworth Injured When Hot Air Balloon Crashed Into Power LinesNFL free agent Donte Stallworth was hospitalized Saturday with serious burns after the hot air balloon carrying him and two other people crashed into power lines above South Florida, his agent said.
Power Line Falls On Fire Truck In SacramentoPower lines fell on a fire truck this morning while crews were responding to a fire in north Sacramento.