SANTA CRUZ (AP) — Officials with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. say electrical service is expected to be restored Sunday to most of the homes and businesses that have been without power since strong winds whipped through the region last week.

Spokesman J.D. Guidi says about 1,000 PG&E customers in the Santa Cruz Mountains still had no electricity early Sunday afternoon, but that the work in getting the power turned on was expected to be finished later Sunday.

In the Sierra Nevada, crews were also working on restoring service to about 1,700 people in Tuolumne County.

Guidi says at the height of the windstorms last week, service had been knocked out to about 545,000 homes and businesses in PG&E’s service area.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press)

  1. Bill Monroe says:

    wow and I thought the enviros have been promising us that wind is good for power…. maybe not true

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