BVES Crews Worked Through
To Replace Utility Pole
31, 2018, Big Bear Lake, California____
Electric Service (BVES) fully restored power to customers, following a traffic
January 30th) that damaged a
utility pole and prompted an electric outage for approximately 2,364 customers in the Big Bear City,
Erwin Lake and Lake Williams communities. Power was restored to more than 2,300
of the impacted customers by approximately 7:00 P.M., and crews worked through
the night to completely resolve the outage by Wednesday at 5:00 A.M.
Valley Electric Service was alerted of the vehicle collision and downed utility
pole on Tuesday at 4:40 P.M., and immediately dispatched crews to the site of
the incident along State Route-38, near Mann Drive.
Additional resources were mobilized to address
the damage and mitigate any risk to the public. Caltrans and the California
Highway Patrol crews assisted with traffic control, while BVES crews
replaced the damaged pole and worked to resolve the outage.
During the outage, BVES informed customers of
the situation and provided real-time updates through its website and Facebook
Valley Electric Service reminds customers to
stay clear of downed power-lines, and encourages the community to report downed
power-lines by calling (800) 808-2837.
To receive updates on outages, customers are
asked to visit: www.BVES.com and follow BVES on Facebook.
appreciates our customers’ understanding and patience as we worked to make
repairs and restore power,” said BVES Director Paul Marconi. “Our top priority
is the safety of customers and employees, and we thank our crews that worked
into the morning hours to restore power to all those affected by the outage.”
Bear Valley Electric
Service is a division of Golden State Water Company (GSWC), which
is a wholly owned water and electric utility subsidiary of American States
Water Company (NYSE:AWR). GSWC provides water service to approximately 256,000
customers in 75 communities throughout 10 counties in Northern, Coastal and
Southern California. Through its BVES division, the Company also distributes
electricity to over 24,000 customers in the City of Big Bear and surrounding
areas in San Bernardino County, Calif.