Thousands without power on 2nd day of heavy rain

NORD, Calif. (AP) – Thousands of customers are without power in Northern California after the second of two heavy storms hits the area, toppling trees and downing power lines.

More than 30,000 remain without electricity in Shasta County, where some communities have received more than a foot of snow in the last 24 hours. Officials in Redding opened a warming center at the city’s library.

Paul Moreno, a spokesman with Pacific Gas & Pacific Gas, says 28,000 of their customers remain without power in Shasta County. Another 6,000 customers of Redding Electric Utility have been without power since Wednesday morning.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, at least 41,000 lost power Thursday.

PG&E spokeswoman Karly Hernandez tells the San Francisco Chronicle the largest amount of outages were in the North Bay with nearly 17,000 customers without power

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