PG&E restores power to thousands in California


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Pacific Gas & Electric says it’s restored power to 120,000 people whose electricity was cut because of windy, dry weather.

The utility blacked out 11 Northern and central California counties on Wednesday out of concern that the winds would foul or drop its power lines and spark catastrophic wildfires.

But thanks to improved weather, PG&E began restoring power Wednesday evening and said essentially all customers had their juice back as of Thursday afternoon.

Some 70-mph gusts were reported and PG&E says it found four instances of weather-related damage to its equipment.

Latest News Headlines:

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Tracking COVID-19 in the Bay Area

Trending Stories

Latest News

More News