Over 9,000 without power in Eel River Valley

Thousands of customers tonight are without power in the Eel River Valley, according to the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. website.

PG&E's outage map currently displays three overlapping outages affecting over 9,000 customers in Fortuna and Ferndale. The utility is investigating the outages — which all began at 7:09 p.m. — and estimates that power will be restored between 10-10:30 p.m. tonight at the earliest.