UPDATED 6:25 p.m.
Pacific Gas and Electric confirmed that, as of 4:00 p.m., it had restored power to approximately 196,500 customers since the October 29 Public Safety Power Shutoff. By 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, 123,000 were still out of power from the PSPS. The utility began safety inspections and repair work early Wednesday, October 30. PG&E was able to restore power to 100 percent of Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Humboldt, Madera, Mariposa, Monterey, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Siskiyou counties.
The utility was able to issue a partial “all clear” in northern Kern County and expects to issue an “all clear” Thursday morning for the remaining areas. Safety patrols and repairs remain underway for miles of distribution and transmission line miles. PG&E stated it has more than 6,300 personnel and 43 helicopters deployed, along with help from approximately 830 workers from other utilities from across the country.
PG&E Company CEO and President Bill Johnson took some heat over their website once again for providing inaccurate information for Marin County. Many in Amador County expressed the same frustrations after finding outdated or entirely inaccurate information. Officials stated they would continue to work on restoration and expected to have full power restoration by Thursday, October 31.