SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday, June 7, PG&E warned that it would be shutting down power over the weekend in certain Northern California communities in order to prevent further wildfire danger due to the estimated high winds and dry climate.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. shut down power early Saturday morning as a safety precaution and it remained shut off until approximately 1:47 p.m. on Sunday, June 9. For the North Bay, it was estimated that around 1,600 customers would be affected by the power shutoff in the following areas:
Napa County: Portions of Napa, Lake Berryessa
Solano County: Portions of Suisun City, Vacaville, Winters
Yolo County: Portions of Davis, Winters
As for the Sierra foothills, 21,000 customers were likely to be affected by the power shutoff from approximately 9 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday in the following areas:
Butte County: Portions of Paradise, Oroville, Bangor, Forest Ranch, Chico, Berry Creek, Palermo
Yuba County: Portions of Browns Valley, Oregon House, Marysville, Wheatland, Rackerby
Nevada County: Portions of Auburn, Grass Valley, Smartville, Rough and Ready, Penn Valley
El Dorado County: Portions of Pilot Hill, Greenwood, Georgetown, Cool
Placer County: Portions of Lincoln
PG&E filed for bankruptcy in late January after receiving multiple lawsuits linking their power lines to the source of major wildfires in the past few years. No new shutoffs are expected to commence.