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Power Shutoff For Nearly 800-Thousand Customers

PG and E has announced that they will proactively turn off power, due to the wildfire danger from forecasted strong north winds, for nearly 800-thousand customers across Northern and Central California. That’s over wide areas of 34 counties, including around 43-thousand customers in Nevada County. Spokeswoman Brandi Merlo says they expect to begin outages in some areas early Wednesday. As for when the lights may come back on…

click to listen to Brandi Merlo

Merlo says it’s also very possible that customers may be affected by a shutoff, even though they aren’t experiencing extreme weather conditions in their specific location. That’s because the electric system relies on power lines working together to provide electricity across cities, counties, and regions…

click to listen to Brandi Merlo

This is the third time in the last few weeks that Nevada County has been affected by PG and E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff Program. Around seven-thousand customers were impacted by the first shutoff, around 16-thousand for the second one. The local Sierra College campus will also, once again, have a Community Resource Center open, from 8am until dark.

1 Comment

October 8, 2019

Warren McGee

I have lived on this planet for 70 years and have never seen anything like this before. If pge would have maintained their grids from day one we would not have this problem today. Pge needs to be held responsible for any money lost by anyone during this game they are playing. People need to be payed back right now not 10 years from now. Pge is the problem, this has got to stop.

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