SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The lights are back on for most PG&E customers who lost power due to the Public Safety Power Shutoff earlier this week.
The utility said 97% of customers were restored Wednesday night. After the Red Flag Warning expired and gusty winds died down, crews inspected PG&E power lines, and began restoring power.
PG&E said 150,000 customers in 22 counties, including Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Kern, Lake, Lassen, Mariposa, Nevada, Placer, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Tehama, and Tuolumne regained power.
In some parts of the Northern Sierra, crews were unable to restore power due to wildfire threats and smoke impacts.
Some customers in Butte, Humboldt, Napa, Plumas, Sierra, Trinity, and Yuba counties remained in the dark Wednesday night.
Approximately 3,000 personnel and 34 aircraft are working to restore power. The inspections can only be done in the daylight, so if power was not restored Wednesday, crews will have to resume work Thursday morning when the sun rises.