All power restored after PG&E shutoffs impact more than a million people in Northern California

PG&E Power Shutoffs

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – PG&E has completed its second phase of power shutoffs across the Bay Area, with the most recent outages happening late Wednesday.

As of 6:47 p.m. on Saturday, PG&E tweeted that all customers impacted by the shutoffs have now had their power restored.

According to PG&E, the new round of outages impacted around 234,000 customers.

A third phase is being considered for portions of Kern County that would impact around 4,000 customers, but PG&E has not released information on if/when this will happen and which specific areas would be impacted.

>>INTERACTIVE MAP: Areas to be impacted by the power shutoffs

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When Will It Happen?

PG&E said power shutoffs will happen in three phases.

The first phase of the outages started at midnight Wednesday and impacted about 513,000 customers in the following counties:

  • Amador
  • Butte
  • Calaveras
  • Colusa
  • El Dorado
  • Glenn
  • Humboldt
  • Lake
  • Marin
  • Mendocino
  • Napa
  • Nevada Placer
  • Plumas
  • Shasta
  • Sierra
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Tehama
  • Trinity
  • Yolo
  • Yuba

The second phase of shutoffs was scheduled to happen around noon Wednesday but was delayed to late Wednesday due to a change in the weather forecast.

The second phase is impacting service to about 234,000 customers in the following counties (click here for a list of cities):

  • Alameda
  • Alpine
  • Contra Costa
  • Mariposa
  • San Joaquin
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Stanislaus
  • Toulumne
  • Parts of Mendocino and Calaveras (that were not included in phase 1)

PG&E said a third phase is being considered for portions of Kern County and is expected to impact approximately 4,000 customers.

Specific locations are still to be determined.

When Will Power Be Restored?

PG&E warns it could take several days for the company to restore power once it is turned off.

PG&E anticipates that this weather event will last through midday Thursday, with peak winds forecasted from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning and reaching 40 to 55 mph, with isolated gusts up to 60 to 70 mph.

The region will see peak winds beginning early Wednesday into midday Thursday, the agency said.

The company will also have to inspect power lines after the shutoffs.

>> Click here to see if your home or business address is impacted by a power shutoff

>>Click here for a list of tips & resources for preparing for a blackout

Who Will Be Affected

Below is a map that shows all locations impacted by the shutoffs. Bay Area locations are in red.

Areas to be impacted by PG&E power shutoffs include:

Alameda (32,613 customers): Oakland, Castro Valley, Fremont, Union City, Berkeley, Hayward, San Leandro, Sunol, Pleasanton, Livermore

County may be impacted by power shutoffs beginning at noon on Wednesday.

>>Click here for a map of Alameda County outages

Alpine (633 customers): Bear Valley

Amador (16,041 customers): Pioneer, Jackson, Sutter Creek, Pine Grove, Plymouth, Volcano, Fiddletown, River Pines, Amador City, Drytown, Martell, Ione

Butte (29,907 customers): Oroville, Chico, Magalia, Paradise, Berry Creek, Forest Ranch, Palermo, Bangor, Cohasset, Butte Meadows, Clipper Mills, Forbestown, Stirling City, Feather Falls, Biggs, Brush Creek, Yankee Hill, Gridley, Rackerby, Butte Valley, Hurleton, Paradise Pines

Calaveras (23,748 customers): Arnold, Angels Camp, Copperopolis, Murphys, San Andreas, West Point, Mountain Ranch, Mokelumne Hill, Rail Road Flat, Vallecito, Wilseyville, Hathaway Pines, Avery, Glencoe, Douglas Flat, Sheep Ranch, White Pines, Dorrington, Camp Connell, Tamarack, Altaville, Valley Springs

Colusa (1,813 customers): Arbuckle, Stonyford, Williams, Sites, Maxwell

Contra Costa (40,219 customers): San Ramon, Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Pinole, Richmond, Kensington, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Berkeley, Canyon, San Pablo, Pittsburg, Rodeo, Concord, Albany, Antioch, Martinez

Phase 2: PG&E says to expect power to be shut off in Contra Costa County between 10 a.m. and noon on Wednesday.

>>Click here for an outage map of Contra Costa County

El Dorado (51,284 customers): Placerville, El Dorado Hills, Pollock Pines, Cameron Park, Camino, Rescue, El Dorado, Somerset, Cool, Shingle Springs, Georgetown, Garden Valley, Diamond Springs, Pilot Hill, Grizzly Flats, Twin Bridges, Greenwood, Kyburz, Lotus, Kelsey, Mount Aukum, Coloma, Pacific House, Fair Play, Omo Ranch, Silver Fork, Canyon, Aukum

Glenn (1,590 customers): Orland, Willows, Artois, Elk Creek, Glenn

Humboldt (62,393 customers): Eureka, Arcata, McKinleyville, Fortuna, Ferndale, Rio Dell, Trinidad, Garberville, Willow Creek, Hoopa, Redway, Blue Lake, Loleta, Bayside, Hydesville, Carlotta, Scotia, Miranda, Kneeland, Orleans, Myers Flat, Orick, Petrolia, Redcrest, Whitethorn, Weott, Alderpoint, Phillipsville, Samoa, Weitchpec, Honeydew, Fieldbrook, Korbel, Blocksburg, Alton, Fernbridge, Manila, Piercy, Somes Bar, Zenia, Fairhaven, Ettersburg, Fort Seward, Fields Landing, Westhaven, Salyer, Maple Creek, Burnt Ranch, Big Lagoon

Kern (42,374 customers): Bakersfield, Arvin, Buttonwillow, Dustin Acres, Edison, Fellows, Lamont, Lebec, Maricopa, McFarland, McKittrick, Mettler Station, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi, Tupman, Valley Acres, Wasco

Lake (26,430 customers): Clearlake, Lakeport, Clearlake Oaks, Lucerne, Nice, Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Middletown, Kelseyville, Cobb, Hidden Valley Lake, Glenhaven, Witter Springs, Clearlake Park, Loch Lomond

Mariposa (1,812 customers): Coulterville, La Grange, Greeley Hill, Mariposa

Marin (10,000 customers): Bolinas, Fairfax, Mill Valley, Muir Beach, Olema, Sausalito, Stinson Beach

>>Click here for a map of Marin County outages

Mendocino (6,000 customers): Ukiah, Potter Valley, Hopland, Redwood Valley, Willits, Boonville, Calpella, Talmage, Fort Bragg

Napa (32,124 customers): Napa, Saint Helena, Calistoga, Angwin, Pope Valley, Rutherford, Oakville, Deer Park, Lake Berryessa, Yountville, American Canyon

>>Click here for a map of Napa County outages

Nevada (43,217 customers): Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Rough and Ready, Soda Springs, North San Juan, Washington, Norden, Chicago Park, Cedar Ridge, Truckee, Kingvale

Placer (51,641 customers): Auburn, Lincoln, Loomis, Colfax, Newcastle, Foresthill, Granite Bay, Meadow Vista, Penryn, Rocklin, Applegate, Alta, Dutch Flat, Emigrant Gap, Weimar, Gold Run, Baxter, Roseville, Sheridan, Christian Valley

Plumas (803 customers): La Porte, Quincy, Belden, Storrie, Twain, Bucks Lake, Tobin

San Mateo (14,766 customers): Half Moon Bay, El Granada, Woodside, Moss Beach, Montara, Portola Valley, Pescadero, La Honda, Redwood City, San Gregorio, Loma Mar, San Mateo, Menlo Park, Emerald Hills, Pacifica, Princeton

Phase 2: PG&E says parts of San Mateo County will have power shut off around noon on Wednesday.

Santa Clara (38,123 customers): San Jose, Morgan Hill, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Redwood Estates, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Coyote, Gilroy, Mount Hamilton, Palo Alto, Holy City

Santa Cruz (32,017 customers): Aptos, Boulder Creek, Watsonville, Scotts Valley, Soquel, Ben Lomond, Felton, Santa Cruz, Los Gatos, Mount Hermon, Brookdale, Davenport, Capitola, Freedom, La Selva Beach, Corralitos, Saratoga, Bonny Doon

San Joaquin (52 customers): Vernalis, Tracy, Stockton, Farmington

Shasta (27,960 customers): Redding, Anderson, Shingletown, Palo Cedro, Cottonwood, Lakehead, Millville, Bella Vista, Oak Run, Whitmore, Igo, Round Mountain, Montgomery Creek, Big Bend, Shasta Lake, Ono, Shasta, Burney

Sierra (1,165 customers): Sierra City, Downieville, Alleghany, Goodyears Bar, Pike City

Solano (32,862 customers): Fairfield, Vacaville, Suisun City, Vallejo, Dixon

Sonoma (66,289 customers): Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Petaluma, Healdsburg, Cloverdale, Glen Ellen, Penngrove, Geyserville, Kenwood, Rohnert Park, Windsor, Annapolis, Stewarts Point, Cotati, Cazadero, Guerneville, Larkfield, El Verano, Boyes Hot Springs, Fulton, Bodega Bay

Phase 1: Power in Petaluma will be shut off at midnight.

>>Click here for an interactive outage map for Sonoma County

Stanislaus (1,088 customers): Westley, Grayson, Patterson, Oakdale, Knights Ferry, La Grange, Modesto, Riverbank

Tehama (24,374 customers): Red Bluff, Los Molinos, Gerber, Corning, Mineral, Paynes Creek, Manton, Vina, Tehama, Mill Creek, Paskenta, Proberta, Flournoy

Trinity (1,047 customers): Burnt Ranch, Del Loma, Garberville, Hawkins Bar, Kettenpom, Platina, Salyer, Wildwood, Willow Creek, Zenia

Tuolumne (34,413 customers): Sonora, Groveland, Twain Harte, Jamestown, Tuolumne Mi Wuk Village, Pinecrest, Columbia, Soulsbyville, Long Barn, Strawberry, Chinese Camp, Cold Springs, Moccasin, Big Oak Flat, Sierra Village

Yolo (5,791 customers): Winters, Esparto, Guinda, Capay, Brooks, Madison, Rumsey, Woodland, Davis, Dunnigan, Zamora

Yuba (6,919 customers): Marysville, Browns Valley, Oregon House, Brownsville, Wheatland, Dobbins, Camptonville, Smartville, Challenge, Rackerby, Strawberry Valley, Loma Rica

>> Latest information from PG&E

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Tracking Weather Conditions

PG&E said the decision to turn off power was based on forecasts of dry, hot and windy weather including potential fire risk.

>> KRON4 Weather Conditions

Winds speeds are increasing Thursday morning around the Bay.

By Friday morning, winds should be back to normal.

PG&E said based on the latest weather forecasts and models, PG&E anticipates this weather event will last through midday Thursday, with peak winds forecasted from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the North and East Bay Hills and Valleys from 5 a.m. Wednesday until 5 p.m. Thursday.

Red Flag conditions vary across the Bay Area at this time, with the strongest of winds remaining in the hills.

Conditions remain dry Thursday.

Be Prepared

>>Click here for a full list of tips and resources for preparing for a power outage

PG&E is currently monitoring weather conditions around the Bay Area including the East Bay and has already started calling customers, warning people that once the power is ready to be turned back on, it could take some time because each power line must be inspected first.

Residents are advised to be prepared for 48 to 72 hours without power.

Some important tips to prepare include having an emergency kit ready that contains flashlights, non-perishable foods, and a portable charger for your cell phone.

Remember to unplug electric appliances and equipment and make sure your food stays cold by keeping your refrigerator and freezer closed.

PG&E is also reminding people who rely on electric or battery-dependent medical tech such as assistive technology, breathing machines, power wheelchairs or scooters and home oxygen or dialysis to have a plan in place for an extended power outage.

Community Resource Centers

To support customers in affected areas, PG&E has opened Community Resource Centers in several areas that will be open starting Wednesday morning:

Butte County (Oroville): Bird Street School, 1421 Bird St, Oroville 95965

Butte County (Magalia): 14144 Lakeridge Court, Magalia 95954

El Dorado County (Placerville): El Dorado Fairgrounds 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville 95667

Lake County (Clear Lake): Clearlake Senior Center 3245 Bowers Avenue, Clearlake 95422

Napa County (Napa): Calistoga Fairgrounds – 1601 N. Oak Calistoga 94515 or Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Parking Lot – 1001 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo CA 94589

Napa County (Calistoga): Calistoga Fairgrounds – 1601 N. Oak Calistoga 94515

Santa Clara County (San Jose): Avaya Stadium 1123 Coleman Avenue, San Jose 95110

Nevada County (Grass Valley): Sierra College Grass Valley 250 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley 95945

Contra Costa County (San Ramon): Bishop Ranch Parking Lot – 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon 94583

Calaveras County (Arnold): Meadowmont Shopping Center – 2182 HWY 4, Arnold 95223

San Mateo County (Half Moon Bay): Pasta Moon Restaurant, 845 Main St Half Moon Bay 94019

Placer County (Auburn): Gold Country Fairgrounds 1273 High Street Auburn 95603

Shasta, Tehama Counties (Redding, Cottonwood, Red Bluff): Shasta College, 11555 Old Oregon Trail Redding 96003

Solano County (Vacaville): Mission Church 6391 Leisure Town Road, Vacaville 95687

Sonoma County (Santa Rosa, Sonoma): Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa 95404

Alameda County (Oakland): Merritt College LOT B – Leona St., Oakland 94508

Tuolumne County (Sonora): Mother Lode Fairgrounds 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora 95370

Santa Cruz County (Aptos): Twin Lakes Church 2701 Cabrillo College Dr, Aptos 95003

Amador County (Pioneer): Mace Meadows Golf Course, 26570 Fairway Drive Pioneer 95666

Mendocino County (Ukiah): 1775 N. State Street, Ukiah 95482

Yolo County (Winters): Next to PG&E Gas Academy Intersection of E. Grant Avenue & Timber Crest Road Winters, CA 95694

Colusa, Glenn Counties (Williams, Orland): 839 Newville Road, Orland 95963

Mariposa County (Coulterville): Coulterville Fire Dept – 10293 Ferry Road, Coulterville 95311

Sierra County (Sierra City): Loganville Campground parking lot – HWY 49, Sierra City 96125

Stanislaus County (Westley): Westley Hotel – 8615 CA-33, Westley 95387

Plumas County (La Porte): 2140 Main St. La Porte 95981

El Dorado County (El Dorado Hills): Rolling Hills Christian Church 800 White Rock Road, El Dorado Hills 95762

Yuba County (Oregon House): 9185 Marysville Road, Oregon House 95962

Traffic Impacts

CalTrans confirms the Caldecott and Devil’s Slide Tunnels will remain open.

They initially were preparing to close both tunnels when power is off, but PG&E has provided generators to keep the tunnels running.

>>Click here for more on Caltrans’ potential closures

The Tom Lantos Tunnel along SR-1 in Pacifica will remain open.

Drivers are reminded to treat all non-working intersections and signals as a four-way stop sign.

>> Click here for a live traffic map and current traffic conditions.

Public Transit Impacts

BART says its trains will be running on schedule.

The transit agency has been working with PG&E over the past several months to prepare for these outages.

BART has also placed portable generators at select stations to power elevators, escalators, fare gates, and ticket machines.

As of 4:30 a.m. the San Francisco Bay Ferry says it will not be affected by the power outages.

School Closures

Multiple districts may be impacted. Check back to see if your school will be closed as KRON4 learns more.

Here is a list of impacted schools:

Berkeley

  • The University of California, Berkeley has canceled all classes on Wednesday and Thursday. The campus will remain open but services will be limited.
  • To ensure you are getting the latest campus alerts as quickly as possible, please sign up for text alerts from UCB WarnMe: warnme.berkeley.edu

Castro Valley

The following schools are closed:

  • Jensen Ranch
  • Palomares
  • Proctor
  • Canyon Middle School

All other school sites not listed above in the CVUSD are open.

For more information, the district will keep residents up to date on the website.

Contra Costa County

These schools will be closed on Thursday:

  • Pinole Valley High School
  • Ellerhorst Elementary School
  • Kensington Elementary School
  • Madera Elementary School
  • Olinda Elementary School

For the latest updates from the district, continue to check the website.

Fremont

All Fremont Unified School District schools are open Thursday, Oct. 10

Hayward

All schools in the district remained open on Wednesday. There is no update for Thursday at this time.

Napa

All schools in the district will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 9 and Thursday, Oct. 10.

Oakland

The Oakland Unified School District announced that all schools, except for nine of them, will hold classes on Thursday.

These are the schools that will be closed:

  • Fruitvale
  • Grass Valley
  • Howard
  • Montclair
  • Sequoia
  • Elmhurst United
  • Rudsdale Continuation
  • Skyline High School
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Mills College announced that the campus will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday, the district said 12 schools could be closed on Wednesday but only Skyline ended up being impacted due to its location.

Oakland officials remind residents to sign up for notifications and updates on www.acalert.org during an outage.

Santa Clara County

  • All schools in the Alum Rock Union School District will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 9 and Thursday, Oct. 10.
  • Evergreen Valley College will be closed until the power is restored.

San Jose Unified School District will remain open despite shutoffs.

San Leandro

All schools in the district and offices will be back open on Thursday, Oct. 10.

Santa Rosa

These schools will be closed Thursday:

  • Maria Carrillo High
  • Rincon Valley Middle
  • Santa Rosa Middle
  • Hidden Valley Elementary
  • Proctor Terrace Elementary
  • Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School
  • Lewis Education Center
  • Santa Rosa Junior College

All after school programs, including childcare and athletics, were also canceled.

All SRJC campuses and sites will remain closed until the community is otherwise notified. Activities and classes, including online, are canceled.

Solano County

  • All Solano Community College locations will be closed on Thursday. All classes, including online classes, will be canceled.
  • Buckingham CDharter School in the Vacaville Unified School District will be close through Friday
  • All other Vacaville and Travis Unified School District schools open

Sonoma County

This list of schools and districts will be closed:

  • Alexander Valley
  • Bennett Valley
  • Bellevue Union (only Kawana Springs)
  • Cloverdale Unified School District
  • Geyserville Unified School District
  • Horicon Elementary School District
  • Kashia School District
  • Mark West Union School District (only Riebli Elementary)
  • Old Adobe Union (only Sonoma Mountain and Old Adobe charters)
  • Pivot Charter School
  • Petaluma City Schools (only Kenilworth Junior High)
  • Rincon Valley School District—only the following schools are closed as of now.
    *Austin Creek Elementary
    *Sequoia Elementary
    *Rincon Valley Charter School
    *Whited Elementary
    *Binkley Elementary
    *Madrone Elementary
  • Santa Rosa City Schools—only the following schools as of now. The district website should be checked for updates.
    *Maria Carrillo High
    *Rincon Valley Middle
    *Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School
    *Santa Rosa Middle
    *Hidden Valley Elementary
    *Proctor Terrace Elementary
    *Lewis Education Center
  • Sonoma Valley Unified School District (clsoed through Friday)
  • Sonoma County Office of Education – Petaluma Transition Program only
  • Waugh School District (close for non-student days; teacher conferences still running)
  • West Side Union School District

Sonoma State University has announced that the campus will remain closed through Friday. All classes and activities will be canceled.

Other Impacts

USPS Postal Retail and/or Business Mail Entry services may be affected in the following counties:

  • Humboldt
  • Trinity
  • Del Norte
  • Siskiyou
  • Mendocino
  • Lake
  • Sonoma
  • Napa
  • Solano

Mail delivery is not impacted at this time.

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