PG&E Begins To Restore Power After Wednesday’s PSPS Event

PG&E has started to restore electric service to customers affected by Wednesday’s Public Safety Power Shutoff. There were a total of 3,900 customers affected, far fewer than the 8,500 PG&E had predicted. 330 Shasta County customers remain without power Thursday morning. The “all-clear” was given in mid-afternoon for the inspection process to begin. That involved 78 people on ground patrol, 20 helicopters and two drones all fanning out to inspect nearly 600 miles of lines. Temperatures Thursday exceeded 100 degrees, humidity dipped into the single digits and winds reached 41 miles an hour in Redding and Round Mountain.