PG&E resumes safety inspections to restore power; warns of more outages

PG&E Power Shutoffs

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — PG&E has issued an all-clear for all customers in the Northern Sierras and North Coast communities within its service area currently impacted by the Oct. 26 power shutoff.

The utility company reports that as of 10 p.m. Sunday, more than 30,000 customers had their power restored.

PG&E has started safety patrols and inspections in the “all clear” areas in several counties including Humboldt, Siskiyou, Trinity, Northern Mendocino, and portions of Lake County.

On Monday afternoon, parts of Berkeley, San Leandro, and Marin County were seeing the power come back on.

Safety patrols and inspections will resume at first daylight on Monday, Oct. 28.

PG&E says it strives to inspect and restore power within 48 hours but due to high winds, it may require more time.

The remaining customers impacted by the power shutoffs are:

  • Alpine
  • Amador
  • Butte
  • Calaveras
  • Colusa
  • El Dorado
  • Fresno
  • Glenn
  • Humboldt
  • Kern
  • Lake Madera
  • Marin
  • Mariposa
  • Mendocino
  • Napa
  • Nevada
  • Placer
  • Plumas
  • San Joaquin
  • Shasta
  • Sierra
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Tehama
  • Trinity
  • Tuolumne
  • Yolo
  • Yuba

PG&E says it is also closely following a potentially strong widespread wind event happening from Tuesday, Oct. 29 to midday Wednesday that could impact about 35 counties across the Northern and Southern Sierra, North Bay, other parts of the Bay, and Santa Cruz mountains as well as North Coast and Kern County.

The utility company said some customers who are currently out of power may remain without power for the duration of the next potential power shutoff event.

PG&E encourages all customers to be prepared.

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