Jul 6, 2014 6:41 PM by Vanessa Vasconcelos
Residents living in the Lime Saddle and Yankee Hill areas are due for a planned PG&E service outage on one of the hottest days of the summer. As if triple digit heat isn't bad enough, imagine it with no power. That means no air conditioning, no working refrigerator or any household appliances.
Bill Anderson showed us a letter he received from PG&E. It states that PG&E will be shutting off power to replace a leaning pole in the Lime Saddle Marina area. He is concerned about the well-being of his wife and 3 dogs and wants to know why this work can't be postponed for a cooler day. He contacted their planned outage coordinator and after checking with a project manager, she told him the work needed to be done.
We reached out to PG&E to find out why the service had to be done during one of the warmest days of the year. They said because this is high fire season and the area is so dry, replacing the pole is the only solution. They are familiar with the weather in this area and planned the outage as early as possible to accommodate their customers.
Safety is their top priority, so they want to make sure the work is done properly.
PG&E is also making sure any prep work, that can be done with the power on, is done Monday.
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