Gustine power outage

A widespread power outage in Gustine occurred late Monday evening and into Tuesday morning, according to officials.

A Pacific Gas & Electric Co. spokesperson said the outage occurred at 11:32 p.m. and was due to vehicle contact with facilities. According to the Gustine Police Department media log, a truck backed into a power pole at the Saputo plant.

The outage left Gustine without water as well as electricity. Public Works Superintendent Dennis Castro told Mattos Newspapers that generators on the two municipal wells currently in service failed to  activate causing the water system to shut down. Castro said public works personnel manually started the generators, and that water service was restored after about 45 minutes.

The PG&E spokesperson said that electrical service to 753 Gustine customers was affected by the outage. Service had been restored to all customers by 4:38 a.m., she told Mattos Newspapers.

Newman fire report

Personnel from the Newman Fire Department and West Stanislaus Fire Protection District’s Newman station responded to 22 calls for service from April 22-28.

Calls included one vehicle fire, two unknown-type fires, one motor vehicle accident, 13 medical aid responses, one potential structure fire, two public assists, one alarm and one possible aircraft down, reported Fire Chief Keith Bowen.

Bowen said firefighters extinguished an illegal burn on April 23 in the 2200 block of Armstrong Road which was threatening a structure and nearby vehicles; extinguished an accidental dumpster fire April 28 in the 2100 block of L Street which caused $500 in damage; and responded to an April 28 vehicle fire at Freitas and River roads which destroyed an unoccupied vehicle.

Local crews also responded to a two-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon, April 28, at Highway 33 and Stuhr Road. Bowen said minor complaint of pain injuries were reported, none resulting in ambulance transport for treatment.

West Side weather

Hot weather at mid-week gave way to more moderate temperatures before the weekend on the West Side, according to Newman resident Marge Carvalho, an observer for the National Weather Service. Carvalho recorded the following high/low temperatures for the past week. Readings for the previous 24-hour period are taken at 5 p.m. daily.

Monday, April 22: 88/49

Tuesday, April 23: 93/52

Wednesday, April 24: 99/58

Thursday, April 25: 100/63

Friday, April 26: 96/56

Saturday, April 27: 92/56

Sunday, April 28: 85/52