UPDATED 6:15 p.m.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company issued the “all clear” for most counties impacted by the Wednesday, October 23 Public Safety Power Shutoff. Customers in the North Bay and Sierra foothills above Interstate 80 were cleared Thursday afternoon and inspections are underway.
PG&E expects everyone to be restored by Friday night, possibly sooner depending on any damage found to the system - 125,000 already back online with 56,000 to go. Over 5,800 field personnel and 42 helicopters are staged in the PSPS areas. However, helicopter inspections may be impacted by the Kincade firefighting efforts in Sonoma County.
The utility is also closely monitoring another offshore wind event that may hit on Saturday, October 26 that could impact the Sierra Foothills, North Bay, Peninsula, Central Coast, East Bay and Humboldt. PG&E expects all customers affected by Wednesday’s PSPS to have their power restored before the second potential PSPS over the weekend.
Some customers who will be restored Thursday and Friday following the first PSPS may be included in the second event over the weekend. The weekend wind is expected to be the largest of the season, very strong and could result in an extended outage, longer than the October 9 PSPS. Residents are reminded to be prepared by fully charging their devices while the power remains on and refueling generators, cars and backup gas cans.