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PG&E works to restore power to customers

PG&E says restoring power does not come without challenges and due to heavily wooded areas, some areas need to be patrolled on foot.

Posted: Sep 25, 2019 10:55 PM
Updated: Sep 25, 2019 10:57 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - PG&E has been working to restore power to customers following two Public Safety Power Shut-offs.

PG&E worked to restore power to thousands of customers following the second shut-off in just a few days.

Crews patrolled powerlines to make sure there was not any damage following the high-winds that prompted the outage. They check for things like cracks in the poles or if limbs or trees might be leaning or touching lines.

"We don't wait until all patrols are done, we re-energize in portions, as soon as it's safe to do so," said Paul Moreno of PG&E.

PG&E says restoring power does not come without challenges and due to heavily wooded areas, some areas need to be patrolled on foot.

"Seems to me it's an extremely costly event for everyone involved, not counting inconvenience. If anything it's proving how much we need our source of power to be able to function in this world," said Butte County local, Larry Royal.

Crews are in the process of checking nearly 2,800 miles of transmission lines, the equivalent of Sacramento to Philadelphia.

PG&E said it is not expecting another safety shut-off anytime in the near future.

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