As PG&E works to restore power following a planned weekend outage affecting hundreds of thousands of customers across Northern California, the utility said late Monday it is moving forward with another round of outages beginning Tuesday.
The midweek outages are expected to impact 605,000 customers in 29 counties.
PG&E on Monday issued the weather "all-clear" signal for the areas impacted by the weekend blackouts, giving crews the green light to inspect utility equipment, make repairs as necessary and restore power.
PG&E warned that restoration could take more time and require additional resources due to potential line damage caused by hurricane-force wind gusts recorded during the weekend wind event.
While crews work to turn the lights back on, PG&E officials continue to monitor another round of strong winds that could trigger a potential public safety power shutoff (PSPS) beginning Tuesday. The widespread blackouts could impact customers in about 35 counties, including counties in the Bay Area.
"PG&E will make every effort to restore power to as many customers as possible who are currently out of power due to the Oct. 26 PSPS," PG&E said in a statement released Sunday. "However, due to the dynamic and changing weather conditions, and high fire risk, some customers who are currently out of power may remain out throughout the duration of the next potential PSPS event."
Here's a timeline released by PG&E for Tuesday's shutoffs, by county:
- 5 a.m.: Butte, Plumas, Tehama, Trinity, and Shasta
- 7 a.m.: Humboldt (Southern), Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Solano and Yolo
- 9 a.m.: El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, and Yuba
- 4 p.m.: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne
- 9 p.m.: Humboldt (Northern), Siskiyou and Kern
- 11 p.m.: Marin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Alameda and Contra Costa
Here's PG&E's breakdown of Bay Area communities where customers potentially will be impacted by Tuesday's power shutoffs, by county:
- Alameda (10,306 customers): Castro Valley, Oakland
- Contra Costa (204): Portions of Contra Costa
- Marin (119,533): Belvedere, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Dillon Beach, Fairfax, Fallon, Forest Knolls, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Lagunitas, Larkspur, Marshall, Mill Valley, Muir Beach, Nicasio, Novato, Ross, San Anselmo, San Geronimo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Stinson Beach, Tiburon, Tamales, Wood Acre
- Napa (14,900): American Canyon, Angwin, Calistoga, Deer Park, Napa, Pope Valley, Rutherford
- San Mateo (13,209): El Granada, Half Moon Bay, La Honda, Loma Mar, Montera, Moss Beach, Pescadero, San Gregorio
- Santa Clara (496): Portions of Santa Clara County
- Solano (19,785): Vallejo
- Sonoma (86,686): Annapolis, Bodega, Bodega Bay, Camp Meeker, Cazadero, Cloverdale, Cotati, Duncan Mills, Forestville, Geyserville, Glen Ellen, Graton, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Jenner, Kenwood, Monte Rio, Occidental, Penn Grove, Rio Nido, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma, Sea Ranch, Valley Ford, Villa Grande, Windsor