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Power Coming Back On In NorCal

Dim light bulb hanging in a hallway. Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR
Dim light bulb hanging in a hallway. Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR

Pacific Gas and Electric is turning the power back on.

That’s a relief for the nearly 50-thousand customers who have been without power due to strong winds in Northern California.

After facing unending lawsuits over power lines starting wildfires, PG&E is now simply turning off the electricity when strong winds blow.

It’s called PSPS…Public Safety Power Shut-off

But the winds near the Caldor and Dixie wildfires have subsided  and PG&E has issued an “All-Clear” in some parts of Northern California following the shutoff the week of August 16th 2021.

Utility crews are now patrolling more than 32-hundred miles of transmission and distribution lines, and then restoring power to customers where it’s safe to do so. 

PG&E says wind gusts peaked at more than 50 miles-per-hour in Butte and Tehama counties where the Dixie Fire is burning. 

The power shutoff affected some 48-thousand customers in parts of 13 Northern California counties. 

 

Dim light bulb hanging in a hallway.

Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR


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