PG&E issues weather 'all clear' for latest round of outages

ByJobina Fortson via KGO logo
Friday, November 22, 2019
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PG&E has issued a weather "all clear" for its latest round of Public Safety Power Shutoffs.

PG&E has issued a weather "all clear" for its latest round of Public Safety Power Shutoffs and will begin the process of restoring energy to customers.

LIST: Counties, cities affected by PG&E Public Power Safety Shutdown

In the Bay Area, 11,556 customers remain without power in Napa County, 7,962 customers are impacted in Sonoma County and 133 are affected in Solano County.

A Red Flag Warning has been canceled in the Bay Area with critical fire conditions tapering overnight.

PG&E's Community Resource Centers will remain open until the power restoration is complete. There you can find bathrooms, bottled water, charging stations, and blankets just to name a few.


In Napa County, the whirring generators are beginning to go silent. The lights? Starting to come on. And the talk about PG&E has never stopped.

"How are you going to change it," asked Greg Winter of Calistoga. "Unless they put it underground. We'll have this problem every time the wind blows."

In Calistoga Thursday afternoon, life almost looked normal again, despite a 24 hour shut down. Residents weren't particularly happy about the inconvenience.

"It's cold. Not having a fire. Not being able to wash. All of that stuff," noted Billie Elliott. "I'm thinking of moving to Mexico."

Along Spring Mountain Court, the power returned fairly late, around 1 p.m.

Residents began putting away their generators just before we arrived.

"They say this will happen for the next 10 years. What else can we do," asked Alfie Basile.

The answer? Adjust.

"It's not that bad, frankly. And the alternative is not something I am interested in," said Jon Grant.

For Grant, adjusting meant buying a generator large enough to power both his home and preserve his wine collection.

All's well that still drinks well. Its temperature never varied.

For the latest stories about PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff go here.