Businesses in Paradise prepare for PG&E shutoffs

Due to dangerous fire weather, businesses in Paradise could be without power due to PG&E moving forward with its public safety power shutoffs.

Posted: Oct 14, 2020 6:08 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - One business in Paradise shared how they are staying prepared for a PG&E public safety power shutoff (PSPS).

The owner of Lyon's Express Oil & Lube, Paul Lyon's said he is not worried about the power going out at his shop.

Lyon's said that PG&E recently put the shop's power lines underground so he is not anticipating losing power, but if he does end up losing power, he has a plan.

RELATED: PG&E decides to go forward with power shutoffs starting Wednesday evening

“Being here 30 something years, we have always had a manual process," shared Lyon's. "Being able to dispense oil and do just about everything except for checking tires and stuff. It wouldn’t affect me but, unfortunately, other businesses depend on the power and everything else.”

Lyon’s said that the manager at Taco Bell told him that they could negatively be impacted by these power shutoffs because they don't have a back-up generator and could lose money by not being able to serve food. 

He also said that he does have a gas-powered generator as a back up in case the power does go out at his shop.

The PSPS will go into effect by 5 p.m. Wednesday and will last through Friday. For more updates on PG&E power shutoffs, click HERE. 

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