UPDATE: PG&E reports power has been restored to most of the affected Clovis residents. The company said the outage was heat-related. The equipment was overloaded by heat and the extra demand from customers seeking relief from the high temperatures. The company’s outage map shows only scattered outages across the region.
More than 2,100 Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers in Clovis were without power Monday night as the region grapples with searing summer heat.
The outage prompted State Center Community College District to cancel night classes at Clovis Community College. Classes were expected to resume on Tuesday.
PG&E’s outage map showed 2,184 customers mostly along Highway 168, between Shaw and Herndon avenues, were left in the dark with no estimate for when power would be restored. The outages began about 6:18 p.m. A smaller outage was reported near Sierra and Armstrong avenues.
In Fresno, nearly 200 customers were without power near West and Dakota avenues, and there were reports of scattered outages elsewhere in the city. An outage affecting about 70 customers also was reported in Sanger.
As of about 8 p.m., the temperature in Fresno was 105, after hitting 108 earlier in the day to set a new record for the date.