SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — PG&E announced Saturday that 200 customers in Napa County will likely lose power Sunday afternoon because of weather conditions that pose a high risk of sparking a wildfire.
In addition, power to 55 customers in Lake County and two customers in Sonoma County would likely be turned off, according to PG&E’s alerts website.
The first phase will affect approximately 15,000 PG&E customers in Butte, Plumas, Shasta and Tehama counties. Estimated power restoration for this region is expected late Monday evening.
The second phase will take place at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, affecting 74,000 customers in Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lake Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Sonoma and Yuba counties as well as the Mooretown Rancheria tribal region.
Once the severe weather conditions with gusty dry winds passes, PG&E crews will patrol the lines that were de-energized by potential
wind-related damage, Paulo said.
All 89,000 customers will be restored by late Monday evening, depending on weather conditions.
“We analyze various weather models,” said Scott Strenfel, a PG&E meteorologist. “North and northeasterly Diablo winds will develop later
tonight in the Sacramento Valley and the northern Sierra. It’ll increase in strength before sunrise and will taper off by midday. A stronger pulse of winds come in Sunday night and through Monday morning, then will taper off after sunrise.
Strenfel added that dry, gusty southerly winds are also expected in the Tehachapi mountains in Kern Counry beginning Sunday evening.
For more information, check the PG&E alerts page at http://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/updates/psps-events
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