Oct112017

PG&E rebuilding fire-damaged poles, power lines in Butte, Yuba counties

 

After gaining safe access today, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) crews are working to rebuild fire-damaged poles and power lines in the Bangor and Loma Rica areas.

In Butte County, about 570 customers in Bangor are without power and are expected to be restored by Thursday evening. About a dozen PG&E linemen are rebuilding 15 burned poles and restringing power lines damaged by the La Porte Fire.

In northeast Yuba County, about 1,300 customers in Loma Rica, Rackerby, Browns Valley, Dobbins and Oregon House are without power and are also expected to be restored by late Thursday. About 50 PG&E linemen are rebuilding 120 burned poles and power lines damaged in the Cascade and La Porte fires.

PG&E has activated multiple emergency operations centers throughout our service area to facilitate our response to the fires in Northern California.

· Nothing is more important than the safety of the public and our workforce. We are supporting first responders including CalFire and other agencies in their response to the multiple fires in the North Bay and elsewhere in Northern California.

· Treat all downed power lines as if they are energized and extremely dangerous. If you see a downed power line, keep yourself and others well away from them and immediately call 911, then notify PG&E’s 24-hour emergency and customer service line at 1-800-743-5002.

· Sign up for PG&E’s outage alerts, which provide customer updates via phone calls, texts or emails. Go to your My Energy account or visit pge.com/outages for more information.

· PG&E regularly practices its preparedness and response to storms and other emergencies. We have a plan for handling wind events like this and are executing it.

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