UPDATE: According to the Liberty Utilities website, power has been restored in the North Lake Tahoe area.

The California Liberty Utilities reports that a large power outage is affecting residents in North Lake Tahoe tonight.

They said in an update on their website around 6:30 p.m. that there was a transmission switching issue with NV Energy that might be causing the problem.

Liberty Utilities said they are waiting on an update from NV Energy and that anyone who has an emergency should call 1-844-245-6868.

They are working to restore power and expect it to be back up later on tonight.