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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3213222

Reported Deaths: 37543
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles107967215314
San Bernardino2660281678
Riverside2643632857
Orange2377082704
San Diego2286322375
Santa Clara985831264
Kern90564591
Fresno858081067
Sacramento841101185
Alameda70823896
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San Joaquin59665835
Contra Costa55245489
Stanislaus49065796
Tulare43574542
Monterey37527259
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San Francisco30559293
Santa Barbara27149267
Solano27041115
Imperial25707510
Merced25575331
Sonoma25141251
Kings20138161
Placer17839188
San Luis Obispo16957158
Madera14000151
Santa Cruz13009135
Marin12024165
Yolo11210138
Shasta10054129
Butte9820136
El Dorado818462
Sutter806983
Napa800548
Lassen526916
San Benito522351
Yuba517630
Tehama446846
Tuolumne347740
Nevada335574
Mendocino329336
Amador306733
Lake272432
Humboldt262427
Glenn202622
Colusa18719
Calaveras170423
Siskiyou149913
Mono11454
Inyo105129
Del Norte8742
Plumas6135
Modoc3903
Mariposa3555
Trinity3065
Sierra950
Alpine730
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Chico
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