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PG&E outage impacted 16,000+ homes and businesses in Oroville overnight

Many parts of Oroville lost power overnight due to a pre-scheduled PG&E outage.

Posted: Dec 2, 2020 1:56 PM
Updated: Dec 7, 2020 12:42 PM

Update 12:26 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 - PG&E confirmed on Sunday that the planned overnight outage was carried out as planned. A spokesperson confirmed that approximately 16,000 customers were without power while the transmission line was removed.

Action News Now asked if all of the people who lost power in the planned outage had been notified prior to the event. We expect to hear back from PG&E on Monday with the answer to this question.

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OROVILLE, Calif. – Many parts of Oroville will lose power Saturday night until early Sunday morning, according to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).

PG&E says crews will be working in the area to remove a transmission line near a substation in south Oroville.

The utility says that the outage is necessary so crews can remove a span of transmission power line that crosses over another transmission line and four distribution lines near its Wyandotte Substation, located on Faunce Way in south Oroville.

PG&E says it is working with the City of Oroville, the County of Butte, Oroville Hospital, and emergency agencies to make sure they are prepared for the outage.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause and have worked hard to keep the outage duration as short as possible so crews can safely complete this work,” said Carl Schoenhofer, senior manager of PG&E’s North Valley Division.

The outage is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Saturday and last until at least 5 a.m. Sunday. It will impact at least 16,000 homes and businesses, mainly in Oroville, as well as unincorporated areas to the south and east, according to PG&E.

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As expected, we had much quieter weather around northern California on Wednesday with plenty of sunshine, much weaker wind, and a wide range of temperatures. Thursday will be similar, but much more active weather is coming.
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