High winds and poor weather affected thousands of PG&E customers throughout the Bay Area Monday, according to the utility company.
Officials at Pacific Gas and Electric Co. are boosting the utility’s training on safety procedures after the deaths of three workers in three years.
Four people were hospitalized and power lines knocked down after a two-alarm fire broke out early Monday morning at a Russian River resort, a Sonoma County Fire dispatcher said.
The California Highway Patrol has closed the eastbound lanes of Highway 4 in Hercules Tuesday afternoon after a vehicle struck a telephone pole causing live wires to fall across the lanes and stop traffic.
Stormy weather in the Bay Area knocked out power to thousands of PG&E customers around the region on Thursday night and Friday morning, a utility spokeswoman said.
A house in unincorporated Napa was destroyed by a fire Thursday night as firefighters were prevented from getting too close because of exploding ammunition and downed power lines, according the to fire department.
Mountain View fire crews were able to control a vegetation fire sparked by downed high voltage power lines near the Microsoft Corporation campus Thursday night, fire officials said.
A high-speed chase involving the California Highway Patrol ended when a suspect vehicle hit a utility pole in Richmond Sunday morning, knocking power out for thousands of residents.
More than 21,000 PG&E customers remained without power in Santa Cruz County as of late Friday morning, as well as hundreds in the Bay Area.
PG&E is preparing for strong winds that are expected to hit the Bay Area over the next two days.