08/24/2013 02:56 EDT | Updated 10/24/2013 05:12 EDT

Power goes out at PNE

The PNE is closed after a power outage Saturday morning.

The outage happened shortly before the gates were to open at 11 a.m. PT, said PNE spokeswoman Laura Ballance.

The gates to the fairgrounds remain closed and the rides are not running.

Crews are assessing the situation, Ballance said.

It's not yet known when power will be restored.