SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Power has been restored to 156,000 customers impacted by PG&E's latest round of Public Safety Power Shutoffs. At its peak, 345,000 customers in 36 counties across California were impacted.
Kenwood, Montgomery school districts closed
The Kenwood and Montgomery school districts in Sonoma County will be closed today because of the Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
PG&E to launch helicopters for inspections
PG&E said it will launch helicopters this morning to inspect powerlines impacted by it latest round of Public Safety Power Shutoffs. The utility is aiming for full restoration by tonight.
Red Flag Warning remains in effect
A Red Flag Warning will remain in effect until 5 p.m. for the Diablo Range, East Bay Hills and North Bay Mountains.
Power restored to 156,000 customers
PG&E says it restored power to more than 156,000 of the approximately 345,000 customers impacted by the PSPS by 10 p.m. Monday night. "All remaining customers-approximately 189,000-are expected to have power back on late Tuesday evening," the utility said.
PG&E officials hold a briefing on PSPS
PG&E officials held a briefing to give the latest details on the power shutoff impacting tens of thousands in the Bay Area. As of 6 p.m., 95,000 customers have been restored and 250,000 are still without power. Officials say 28% of customers have been restored and the percentage is expected to increase in the next few hours.
PG&E Meteorologist Scott Strenfel says they are projecting another wind event Tuesday night that will be less extreme from the night before. High winds are expected for the North Bay hills in Mt. St. Helena, a small pocket in the East Bay, and the Santa Cruz mountains.
Further restoration is still predicted for Tuesday officials say.
Miss the briefing? Rewatch the live stream here.
Power outage extended in Lafayette
The Lafayette Police Department says the city's Public Safety Power Shutoff will continue through Tuesday. The city stated that, "Portions of Lafayette will remain without power overnight until such time as PG&E can inspect power lines." Due to continued high winds, PG&E hasn't yet been unable to fly helicopters to make inspections.
Weather forces closure of East Bay parks, trails
The East Bay Municipal Utility District says its Lafayette and San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Areas and East Bay trails will remain closed due to weather through Tuesday, Oct. 27. Rec areas and trails will re-open on Wednesday, Oct. 28
Several Oakland schools closed due to power outage
Oakland Unified School district says the following schools are closed on Monday due to the PG&E power outages:
Winds gusting at 140 mph at Kirkwood
Winds at the top of Kirkwood Mountain Resort have been gusting to 140 mph this morning, according to Meteorologist Mike Nicco.
Red Flag Warning extended in parts of Bay Area
The Red Flag Warning has been extended through 5 p.m. today for the coast and lower elevations. The warning is still in effect until 5 p.m.Tuesday for the Diablo range, East Bay hills and North Bay mountains.
Oakland Zoo closed due to power outage
Wind Advisory for Bay Area expires at 11 am.
The Bay Area began Monday morning entrenched in our most dangerous fire conditions. Lower elevations expect one last burst of potentially damaging winds for a few hours after sunrise. The Wind Advisory for all areas expires at 11 a.m.
Wind gusts reach 89 mph in Middletown
Overnight, gusts reached 89 mph in Middletown, 82 mph on Mount Saint Helena, 62 mph on Mount Diablo, 58 mph at Oakland International Airport, 57 mph at the Pittsburg Marina, according to the National Weather Service.
361,000 without power in Bay Area
PG&E officials say because of the high winds, extremely low humidity, dry vegetation and severe drought, the utility company has knocked out power to 361,000 customers in 36 counties. PG&E says nearly 106,000 customers in the Bay Area have been impacted.
At least two East Bay jurisdictions suggested that residents in the highest risk areas consider evacuating voluntarily ahead of the high winds that have prompted a Red Flag Warning for much of the Bay Area. Get the full story here.
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