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More than 60K without power in rural Northern California

More than 60,000 customers are without power in several rural Northern California counties as heavy rain and snow hit the area, flooding roads and toppling trees.

Paul Moreno, a spokesman with Pacific Gas & Pacific Gas, says 45,000 of their customers are without power in Shasta, Tehama, Butte and Glenn Counties.

Another 16,000 customers of Redding Electric Utility are also without power in Redding. The utility says the storm has caused major damage to their system.

Moreno says crews are working to restore power, which is expected to be back online by later Wednesday.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort spokesman Kevin "Coop" Cooper says the Sierra have been receiving rain and snow since Tuesday. He says strong winds have subsided but they are forecast to return.

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