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PG&E begins inspections in power restoration process

With extreme weather conditions forecasted in Northern California, PG&E began shutting off power through its Public Safety Power Shutoff plan on Saturday. On Sunday, it is working to be restored.

Posted: Jun 8, 2019 1:14 PM
Updated: Jun 10, 2019 9:10 AM

UPDATE 4:50 p.m., Sunday, June 9, 2019 - PG&E says more than 80% of Butte County customers have had their power restored and crews are working on the rest.

Yuba County's power has been fully restored. 


UPDATE 12:25 p.m., Sunday, June 9, 2019 - Approximately 260 PG&E personnel will begin inspecting transmission and distribution lines before restoring power to approximately 20,500 customers throughout Butte and Yuba Counties.

The personnel must inspect nearly 800 miles of transmission and distribution lines as part of the restoration process. They have already begun and restored energy to nearly 6,000 customers so far.

PG&E is working during daylight hours and expects power to fully be restored throughout the counties in the next 24 to 48 hours.


UPDATE 9:30 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019 -

For current outage information of areas being affected, you can follow this link to PG&E's website for a detailed map.


UPDATE 6:10 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019 - PG&E will have a resource center open in Oroville on Sunday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The center will have water, air conditioning, charging stations and customer care staff.

Harrison Stadium, Oroville - 1674 3rd Ave


UPDATE 5:05 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019 - PG&E is alerting that it will shut off power for 27,000 customers late Saturday night.

The company is warning Butte, Yuba, Nevada, El Dorado and Placer counties that the shutoff will begin at 9 p.m. following early morning shutoffs in neighboring counties.

Shutoffs will continue through Sunday morning.


CALIFORNIA - With extreme weather conditions forecasted in Northern California, PG&E has begun shutting off power through its Public Safety Power Shutoff plan.

At 6 a.m. Saturday morning, the company began turning off power for portions of North Bay. The outages are expected to impact approximately 1,600 costumers across Napa, Solano and Yolo counties.

Those in the area were alerted the day before about the outage with the weather conditions forecasted until noon on Saturday, or even later.

For those in the Sierra Foothills area, there is also the potential for the Power Shutoff from 9 p.m., June 8, through around noon on Sunday, June 9. This shut off would affect about 27,000 customers.

Areas that would be affected in the Sierra Foothills are:

   - Butte County: Portions of Paradise, Oroville, Bangor, Forest Ranch, Chico, Berry Creek, Palermo

   - Yuba County: Portions of Browns Valley, Oregon House, Marysville, Wheatland, Rackerby

   - Nevada County: Grass Valley, Smartville, Rough and Ready, Penn Valley

   - El Dorado County: Portions of Pilot Hill, Greenwood, Georgetown, Cool

   - Placer County: Portions of Auburn and Lincoln

For a map of the shutoff area, CLICK HERE.

For Action News Now's report on the power shutoffs, CLICK HERE.

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