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PG&E Issues Weather ‘All-Clear' for Midweek Shutoff

PG&E on Wednesday issued the weather "all-clear" signal for all Bay Area locations impacted by the midweek power shutoffs, giving crews the green light to inspect utility equipment, make repairs if necessary and restore power.

As crews work to turn the power back on to the roughly 516,000 Northern California customers who were impacted by the midweek shutoff, they're also restoring power to customers affected by a massive weekend power shutoff.

As of 10 p.m. Wednesday, roughly 53,000 total customers impacted by the outages were still without power while 312,000 customers from the Tuesday shutoff had their power restored, PG&E said.  

By late Wednesday night, impacted customers in the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Solano had been 100% restored, PG&E said. Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties still had some in the dark. 

The midweek shutoff affected customers in parts of 22 counties, including Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties. It was also expected to impact customers in portions of Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties, but PG&E did not end up turning off power in those areas due to changing weather conditions.

The weekend shutoff impacted about 973,000 customers in portions of 38 counties. 

Meanwhile, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced PG&E would be offering rebates to customers impacted by the outages.

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