Most power restored, Arcade Creek remains high after big rain

Conditions were returning to normal in the Sacramento area Friday morning, the day after a major storm hit.

Crews continued clearing leaf-clogged drains in Sacramento at 5 a.m., but high water was less of a concern in the city. Not so near American River College where Arcade Creek was still running high.

The stream usually rises significantly when 2 inches of rain falls in a day, as it did Thursday. The creek near the college was at monitor stage at 6:40 a.m. Friday, remaining below flood stage and far below record levels.

Utility crews continued their work restoring electricity in the Sacramento region. At one point Friday morning, about 1,200 customers in the Pocket/Greenhaven area were without electricity. Sacramento Municipal Utility crews quickly restored power.

Other minor outages were reported in Land Park, the Cal Expo area and Fair Oaks. Pacific Gas & Electric crews worked to repair damage to an underground power cable in Davis that affected 169 customers around 6:40 a.m.

With snowfall expected to continue in the Sierra Nevada, Silver Fork school in Kyburz will be closed on Friday, school officials said.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.