PG&E says 4 incidents of damages identified during restoration process

PG&E said they have restored power to almost all customers impacted by the recent blackout that started on Wednesday.

Posted: Nov 18, 2019 4:10 PM
Updated: Nov 21, 2019 5:08 PM

CALIFORNIA - PG&E said they have restored power to almost all customers impacted by the recent blackout that started on Wednesday.

Approximately 50,000 customers in 11 counties were impacted by the most recent blackout.

PG&E said once the weather subsided and the weather “all clear” was given, PG&E began the patrol and restoration process Thursday morning. Essentially all customers affected by the blackout who could receive power were restored within 24 hours, the utility said.

To date, PG&E said they confirmed 4 instances of weather-related damage and hazards to its system in the shutoff-impacted areas, and the company has either completed or is working to complete those repairs.

Examples include downed lines and vegetation on power lines. PG&E said they will submit a report detailing the damages to the California Public Utilities Commission within 10 days of the completion of the PSPS.

Find out if your address could be impacted: PG&E blackout: What you need to know

PG&E said high fire-risk conditions are forecasted to begin early Wednesday morning and continue into mid-morning Thursday. When the weather does clear, inspections are expected to begin.

North State Counties To Be Impacted:

Also impacted are El Dorado, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo Counties. For a complete list of cities and towns within those to be impacted, CLICK HERE.

Glenn County: Elk Creek (171 customers)

Plumas County: La Porte (344 customers)

Shasta County: Anderson, Cottonwood, Igo, Millville, Montgomery Creek, Oak Run, Palo Cedro, Redding, Round Mountain, Shingletown, Whitmore (8,940 customers)

Tehama County: Cottonwood, Red Bluff (6,680 customers)

Yuba County: Browns Valley, Brownsville, Camptonville, Challenge, Dobbins, Forbestown, Marysville, Oregon House, Rackerby, Strawberry Valley (3,942 customers)

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