PG&E issues 'all-clear' for customers impacted by power shutoff

PG&E said it has begun patrols to inspect lines de-energized by the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) that started Sunday morning.

Posted: Sep 28, 2020 12:36 PM
Updated: Sep 28, 2020 4:46 PM

UPDATE: 4:43 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28 - PG&E crews said they continue to patrol power lines and expect to restore power to nearly all customers Monday evening. Currently, there are about 4,000 customers without power.

PG&E said it turned off power to customers in the foothills of Shasta, Tehama, Butte, Plumas, and Yuba counties, and others as far south as Calaveras County, ahead of strong winds, low humidity, dry fuel conditions, and Red Flag Warnings.

After the severe weather passed Monday morning, PG&E said it began patrols and power restoration, restoring power in steps.

PG&E said it has restored power to more than three-quarters of the 16,945 customers in the North Valley who were affected by the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).

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CALIFORNIA - PG&E said it has begun patrols to inspect lines de-energized by the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) that started Sunday morning affecting about 65,000 customers in 16 counties.

"This follows the end of a severe weather pattern that included strong, dry winds coupled with elevated temperatures in portions of the Northern and Central Sierra region," PG&E officials said Monday.

PG&E said overnight in Butte County, winds reached 44 mph and gusts reached 72 mph in the Jarbo Gap area.

RELATED: PG&E turns off power to multiple counties through Monday night

Monday morning, PG&E meteorologists issued a weather all-clear for most—but not all—areas impacted by the PSPS. Crews have begun inspecting nearly 3,915 miles of transmission and distribution lines for damage or hazards, according to PG&E. This patrol and inspection effort will include nearly 1,700 ground personnel and 50 helicopters.

RELATED: PG&E power shutoff: What you need to know

About 37,000 customers are out of power due to wildfires that started overnight, including the Glass, Zogg, and others. Power was turned off in partnership with CAL FIRE and for the safety of firefighters in active fire areas or due to damage caused by wildfire-related impacts to equipment.

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