I was keeping the Zello push-to-talk channel updated, since that is a great way to keep in touch when the internet goes down. I walked around the Shoshone loop, took pictures and chatted with the Comcast guys. You can see the logs.
Install the Zello app on your phone, then search for the channel “BigTreesVillageCalaveras”. (need to type it all).
Zello was highly instrumental during the Hurricanes earlier this year, both the rescue personnel and the neighborhoods found it essential.
There is also a wide spread internet (Comcast) outage. We thought it was power, but a PG&E technician (lineman?) called me from my house to say that rheee was power to our meter. We can’t see our cameras or thermostat. Comcast says an outage is in our area.
Electric Outage Details
START TIME: DEC 4, 6:48 PM
ESTIMATED RESTORATION: DEC 5, 12:45 PM
CUSTOMERS AFFECTED: 15
CAUSE: Found damaged equipment on a power pole.
STATUS: PG&E has assigned a crew to assess the outage.
LAST UPDATED: DEC 5, 2:25 PM