Thousands in Sonoma County remained without power Wednesday morning after a chilly night during PG&E’s latest round of public safety power shutoffs.
PG&E opened a warming center at the Veteran’s Memorial Building for residents without power to keep warm, charge mobile devices, use restrooms and Wi-fi and have hot beverages. Although this outage is smaller than previous outages, about 6,000 people lost power.
It’s also a hardship for businesses like the Everest Indian Restaurant whose owner spent $1,600 on a generator and cooked in a dimly lit kitchen to accommodate a party planned months ago.
Other nearby businesses remained closed.
Once the red flag alert is lifted Wednesday morning PG&E said it will flood the area with crews, so they can start inspecting and re-energizing lines.