Vandalism Causes Point Power Outage

Vandalism Causes Point Power Outage


Just before 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) received a report of a power outage at Alameda Point. AMP sent crews to right the problem,. 

AMP reported that investigators discovered tools used to cut their wires and determined a copper thief may have caused the outage. Alameda Police Department is investigaing the matter. 

About 4:30 p.m., AMP reported that its crews were busy restoring power. “However, it’s going to be several hours for power to be restored in the area around Barbers Point Road, Rainbow Court and West Tower Avenue,” the utility told its customers on Facebook.

AMP reported at the time that its crews had restored power to about 60 customers. The utility informed the remaining 200 customers without power that it would take at least four more hours until they would see their electricity restored. 

“Additional crews are on the way and everyone is working hard to get your power back on,” AMP stated.

However, AMP also informed its Alameda Point customers that the situation would get worse before it got better. “In order to do their work, crews will need to drop power within the next 20 minutes for a larger portion of Alameda Point, so more customers will be affected.” AMP told its customers at 8 p.m., five and one-half hours after the power went out. 

Finally at 9:30 p.m., AMP stated that its crews had completely restored power.