SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PG&E initiated a Public Safety Power Shutoff on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at approximately 2:30 a.m. in the Sierra Foothills and in the North Bay at approximately 4:30 a.m. impacting 48,200 customers. Essentially all customers in Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sonoma and Yuba Counties included in Wednesday’s PSPS event were restored on the same day as of 11:30 p.m., with only 3,441 customers in Butte County remaining.
The remaining Butte customers are expected to be returned to service on Thursday, September 26 and crews will begin restoration work first thing at daylight.
Hundreds of PG&E personnel and aerial resources responded for inspections, repairs and restoration once the weather subsided Wednesday afternoon. Those crews conducted safety patrols today following Wednesday’s PSPS, and have restored power to over 90 percent of all customers impacted by the second PSPS event this week.
PG&E crews visually inspected each mile of power lines to ensure they we were free from damage and safe to energize. Inspections can only take place during daylight hours and we were able to restore power to most customers less than 24 hours after the dry and windy weather has passed.
To support customers in affected counties who were impacted by Wednesday’s PSPS event, PG&E will re-open Community Resource Centers in four cities on Thursday. The Resource Center(s) will open at 8:00 a.m. and remain open during daylight hours only. PG&E representatives will be on hand to answer customer questions, and the centers will continue to have restrooms, bottled water, electronic-device charging and air-conditioned seating for up to 100 individuals.
The centers are located at:
Sierra College Grass Valley Campus
250 Sierra College Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95945
14144 Lakeridge Court
Magalia, CA 95954
Harrison Stadium parking lot
Third and Mitchell Avenues
Oroville, CA 95965
9185 Marysville Road
Oregon House, CA 95935
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