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PGE Projects Also Essential Like Fire Mitigation

PG and E crews are staying busy through the coronavirus crisis. The company says their work is consistent with the Governor’s priorities for essential services. Utility spokeswoman Brandi Merlo says that includes wildfire mitigation projects, with the season just a month or two away. In Nevada County, they’re continuing work that began last year on the Brunswick circuit in the Nevada City area. It consists of eleven phases on 22 miles of line…

click to listen to Brandi Merlo

Merlo says some helicopter work will also be included once again. Also, addressing overhanging branches and limbs four feet out from the lines and up to the sky and removing all trees and brush within 15 feet of either side of a pole, among other urgent issues…

click to listen to Brandi Merlo

Merlo says the work will also, hopefully, reduce the need for Public Safety Power Shutoffs that plagued the county, as well as the entire North State, last year.

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