PG&E power safety shut-offs: Service restored to all customers affected

Service has been restored to all customers affected by the PG&E Public Power Safety Shut-off on Wednesday, PG&E said.

Posted: Sep 25, 2019 10:12 AM
Updated: Sep 26, 2019 12:29 PM

UPDATE 12:26 p.m. Sept. 26 - Service has been restored to all customers affected by the PG&E Public Power Safety Shut-off on Wednesday, PG&E said. 


UPDATE 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 - Around 3,000 customers in Butte County are without power still. PG&E said the remaining customers are expected to have service returned today.


The centers will open until power restoration is complete


14144 Lakeridge Court


Harrison Stadium parking lot
Third and Mitchell Avenues


UPDATE 4:10 p.m. Sept. 25 - Action News Now Christina Vitale is in downtown Oroville and reports that power has been restored in some areas there. Power has also been restored in Thermalito.


UPDATE 8:08 a.m. Sept. 25 - Multiple schools will be closed today in response to the PG&E power safety shut-off.

Below is the list of the current school closures

  • All schools in Paradise School District will be closed today.
  • Bangor Union Elementary School will be closed until tomorrow.
  • Butte College, the main campus will be closed and all classes there are canceled
  • Golden Valley Elementary School District
  • Spring Valley Elementary School is closed.

The bus service to Butte College's Chico campus will still be in service.

PG&E said once the weather subsides and it is safe to do so, crews will begin conducting safety inspections, repairing damaged equipt & restoring customers.


  • Auburn Gold County Fairgrounds: 1273 High Street Auburn
  • Sierra College Grass Valley Campus: 213 and 250 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley
  • Taylor's Restaurant: 3600 Taylor Road, Loomis
  • Harrison Stadium, 1674 3rd Avenue, Oroville
  • 14144 Lakeridge Court, Magalia
  • Alcouffe Community Center (Oregon House) 9185 Marysville Road

Stay with Action News Now for the latest developments as they become available.


UPDATE 7:41 p.m. Sept. 24 - PG&E said a new round of Public Safety Power Shutoffs has been issued for 46,812 customers in Butte, Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Yuba Counties.

The company will turn off power in the Sierra Foothills around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday with windy conditions expected to last until noon.

Below are the areas impacted:

Butte County: Bangor, Berry Creek, Brush Creek, Butte Meadows, northeast rural Chico (225 customers), Feather Falls, Forbestown, Forest Ranch, Magalia, Oroville, Palermo, Paradise, Stirling City and Yankee Hill

Nevada County: Cedar Ridge, Chicago Park, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Rough and Ready

Placer County: Auburn and Foresthill

Plumas County: Storrie

Yuba County: Browns Valley, Brownsville, Camptonville, Challenge, Dobbins, Loma Rica, Marysville, Oregon House, Rackerby and Smartville


UPDATE 3:54 p.m. Sept. 24 - Paul Moreno from PG&E said 2,500 customers in Butte County are without power. PG&E said they should all have power restored by 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Moreno also added that a second power safety shut-off is still to be determined, including the location and time.


UPDATE 10:23 a.m. Sept. 24 - PG&E said at 6 a.m. crews began conducting safety patrols and inspections in Butte, Nevada, and Yuba counties. In some areas where patrols have been completed, they are beginning to re-energize the power lines.

The superintendent of the Oroville Elementary School District said Ophir Elementary School will be closed due to the power safety shut-off. This is the only school that has announced they will be closed in the region.

Inspections will take place and PG&E said they expect to be able to restore power to essentially all customers by 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

PG&E will continue to monitor weather conditions in the North Bay and Sierra foothills that could possibly lead to a second power safety shut-off on Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. This would include customers in portions of nine counties: Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sutter, Yuba, Lake, Napa and Sonoma.

PG&E said If a power safety shut-off is needed, customers will be informed as soon as possible.


UPDATE 10:15 p.m. - More than 27,000 customers are without power Monday night, including in several parts of Butte County.

Action News Now spoke with a PG&E customer in South Oroville who lost power Monday night. 

"This has happened before and is it going to be more consistent?" said Christy Renwick, an Oroville resident. "A losing game for us, we're not winning at all. So I mean, it's just really frustrating." 

The Renwick family uses a well that requires electricity for water to run. The family said they're stocking up on water overnight to prepare themselves. 


BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - PG&E has confirmed that it plans to shut off power to three counties in the Sierra Foothills beginning at 5 p.m. Monday. 

About 21,000 customers may be impacted in the following areas:

Butte County: Bangor, Berry Creek, Brush Creek, Feather Falls, Forbestown, Hurleton, Oroville, Palermo, Rackerby.

Yuba County: Browns Valley, Brownsville, Camptonville, Challenge, Dobbins, Forbestown, Loma Rica, Marysville, Oregon House, Rackerby, Smartville.

Nevada County: Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Rough and Ready.

PG&E is monitoring Tuesday's conditions and will make a decision about a potential planned power shut-off in the morning. 

The high fire danger is expected to last through Wednesday, Sept. 25. 

For a map of where the power safety shut-offs will occur, CLICK HERE

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