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September 7, 2020 – According to the latest dataset provided by PG&E, 21 counties could be affected by a Public Safety Power Shutoff beginning late tonight and lasting into Wednesday evening. A total of 157,984 customers are potentially impacted.

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September 9, 2020 at 5:53 PM Still 4,794 customers in Nevada County without power due to the PSPS.

September 9, 2020 at 4:24 PM

September 9, 2020 at 2:36 PM Power has been restored to downtown Nevada City. Numerous reports of internet and cable connectivity still out.

September 9, 2020 at 9:03 AM

PG&E helicopters over Nevada and Placer counties inspecting the lines before power restoration.

September 9, 2020 at 6:36 AM

Due to a PSPS, the following schools are CLOSED Wednesday 9/9/20:

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  • NCSOS Office
  • EJ
  • Chicago Park
  • Grass Valley School Dist
  • Nevada Union
  • SAEL
  • Silver Springs
  • North Point Academy
  • Grizzly Hill
  • Union Hill
  • Washington
  • The following schools are OPEN: (distance learning status)
  • Bear River
  • Child Development Cntr
  • Bitney Prep
  • Clear Creek – hybrid model
  • Forest Charter
  • Penn Valley School Dist – hybrid model
  • Pleasant Ridge School Dist.- hybrid model
  • NCSA
  • Nevada City School Dist
  • TKM

September 9, 2020 at 6:00 AM

Inspections and Restoration Work Beginning Wednesday Morning for Majority of Impacted Areas in Sierra Foothills, Sacramento Valley, Northern Sierra, Elevated North Bay Terrain and Kern County. Late Tuesday afternoon, the “all clear” was given for portions of four counties. PG&E meteorologists confirmed the “all clear” for many other counties overnight, meaning ground and helicopter inspections will start at daylight today. The “all clear” for portions of a few remaining counties is expected around 9 a.m. this morning.

September 8, 2020 at 9:04 PM

Bitney Springs Prep will be in session tomorrow, Wednesday.

Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Leaning is canceling classes for Wednesday.

September 8, 2020 at 8:40 AM Due to the PG&E public safety power shutoff, the Nevada Irrigation District has canceled a committee meeting on Tuesday and the Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday.

The cancellations are:

  • Engineering Committee meeting, scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Tuesday Sept.8.
  • Board of Directors meeting, scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Wednesday. Sept. 9.

September 8, 2020 at 7:41 AM Nevada County has 18,893 PG&E customers without power, a reduction of close to 4,000 from the originally announced 23,000.

September 8, 2020 at 7:25 AM

September 8, 2020 at 7:03 AM

Grass Valley School District: Grass Valley Staff and Families,

Due to the PSPS events in our region we have lost power in most of our district. We will therefore have no district instructional services today (Tuesday 9/8) however we will be continuing with food service at the following times and locations.

Times:

7:30-8:30am or 4:00-5:00pm

Locations:

· Central Kitchen -900 Golden Gate Terrace

· GVSD Charter -225 S. Auburn Street

· Margaret G. Scotten bus loop -10821 Squirrel Creek Road

September 8, 2020 at 7:02 AM The Eric Rood Center is closed to all non public safety staff and the public due to the planned PG&E power shutoff. Online services are available.

September 8, 2020 at 6:27 AM Due to the PSPS, the following schools are closed:

NCSOS Office
EJ
Chicago Park
Bitney Prep
Grass Valley School District
Nevada City School District
Nevada Union
SAEL
Silver Springs
North Point Academy
Grizzly Hill
Washington
Union Hill
Yuba River Charter School

Schools Open:

Bear River
Clear Creek
Forest Charter
Penn Valley School District
Pleasant Ridge School District
NCSA
TCM and Child Development Center

September 7, 2020 at 10:12 PM Nevada City and unincorporated area outages have begun. The Grass Valley downtown area and the hospital grid are up and running.

September 7, 2020 at 9:10 PM

PG&E update

The potential shutoff is currently expected to impact approximately 172,000 customers in the following 22 counties, including:

  • Alpine County: 572 customers, including 6 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Amador County: 5,319 customers, including 380 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Butte County: 12,920 customers, including 1,079 medical baseline customers, in Butte Meadows, Chico, Oroville, Paradise and unincorporated areas
  • Calaveras County: 13,387 customers, including 590 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • El Dorado County: 26,491 customers, including 1,652 medical baseline customers, in Greenwood, Kelsey, Placerville and unincorporated areas
  • Humboldt County: 3,013 customers, including 110 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Kern County: 638 customers, including 32 medical baseline customers, in Bakersfield and unincorporated areas
  • Lake County: 24 customers, including 0 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Lassen County: 994 customers, including 46 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Mariposa County: 9 customers, including 0 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Napa County: 5,028 customers, including 173 medical baseline customers, in Calistoga, Saint Helena and unincorporated areas
  • Nevada County: 23,312 customers, including 1,225 medical baseline customers, in Grass Valley, Nevada City and unincorporated areas
  • Placer County:  4,631 customers, including 299 medical baseline customers in Loomis and unincorporated areas
  • Plumas County: 10,879 customers, including 458 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Shasta County: 9,902 customers, including 647 medical baseline customers, in Hat Creek, McArthur and unincorporated areas
  • Sierra County: 1,098 customers, including 20 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Siskiyou County: 56 customers, including 0 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Sonoma County: 17,690 customers, including 1,120 medical baseline customers, in Santa Rosa and unincorporated areas
  • Tehama County: 1,226 customers, including 56 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Trinity County: 1,413 customers, including 73 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Tuolumne County: 29,887 customers, including 2,112 medical baseline customers, in Groveland, Sonora, Tuolumne and unincorporated areas
  • Yuba County: 2,395 customers, including 183 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas

September 7, 2020 at 6:01 PM

PG&E Sponsored Community Resource Centers

To support customers during the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff, PG&E will be opening a Community Resource Center beginning Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. and remain open until 10 p.m. These centers will be “mobile” and will allow for the charging of personal items, including medical devices. Due to coronavirus precautions, residents will not be able to congregate at these centers. The centers are located at:

Nevada City Elks Lodge
518 Highway 49
Nevada City, CA 95959

Sierra College Grass Valley Campus
250 Sierra College Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95945

If you are looking for an indoor setting, please refer to the County sponsored sites below.

Nevada County Sponsored Community Resource Centers

The County of Nevada will be providing two Community Resource Centers that will feature an indoor, air-conditioned setting with water and the ability to charge electronic devices. These centers will be open on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The centers are located at:

Madelyn Helling Library
980 Helling Way
Nevada City, CA 95959

Ready Springs School Gymnasium
10862 Spenceville Road
Penn Valley, CA 95946

September 7, 2020 at 5:12 PM PG&E will provide a PSPS briefing at 6:00 pm. You can watch it here

September 7, 2020 at 1:01 PM

The potential shutoff is currently expected to impact approximately 158,000 customers in the following 21 counties:

  • Alpine County: 572 customers, including 6 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Amador County: 5,319 customers, including 380 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Butte County: 12,934 customers, including 1,079 medical baseline customers, in Butte Meadows, Chico, Oroville, Paradise and unincorporated areas
  • Calaveras County: 13,387 customers, including 590 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • El Dorado County: 24,388 customers, including 1,534 medical baseline customers, in Greenwood, Kelsey, Placerville and unincorporated areas
  • Humboldt County: 4,207 customers, including 165 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Kern County: 638 customers, including 32 medical baseline customers, in Bakersfield and unincorporated areas
  • Lake County: 24 customers, including 0 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Mariposa County: 9 customers, including 0 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Napa County: 5,018 customers, including 173 medical baseline customers, in Calistoga, Saint Helena and unincorporated areas
  • Nevada County: 23,305 customers, including 1,225 medical baseline customers, in Grass Valley, Nevada City and unincorporated areas
  • Placer County: 4,627 customers, including 299 medical baseline customers, in Loomis and unincorporated areas
  • Plumas: 4,105 customers, including 188 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Shasta County: 4,864 customers, including 347 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Sierra County: 1,098 customers, including 20 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Siskiyou County: 56 customers, including 0 medical baseline customers, unincorporated areas
  • Sonoma County: 17,686 customers, including 1,120 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Tehama County: 1,224 customers, including 55 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Trinity County: 1,413 customers, including 73 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
  • Tuolumne County: 29,886 customers, including 2,112 medical baseline customers, in Groveland, Sonora, Tuolumne and unincorporated areas
  • Yuba County: 2,395 customers, including 183 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas

September 7, 2020 at 12:02 PM

Per PG&E: 21 counties affected, including: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Humboldt, Kern, Lake, Mariposa, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yuba The following tribal communities have been notified of potential impact on tribal lands: Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians, Hoopa Valley Tribe, Karuk Tribe, Mooretown Rancheria, Tuolumne Rancheria, Yurok Tribe.

September 7, 2020 at 10:27 AM Update

Nevada County

Estimated shutoff start date: 9/7/2020
Estimated shutoff start time: 9:00 PM-5:00 AM
Est restoration date: 9/10/2020
Est restoration time: 9:00 AM
Est customers impacted: 23,305
Medical Baseline Customers: 1,225

Placer County

Estimated shutoff start date: 9/7/2020
Estimated shutoff start time: 9:00 PM-5:00 AM
Est restoration date: 9/9/2020
Est restoration time: 9:00 AM
Est customers impacted: 4,627
Medical Baseline Customers: 299

Yuba County

Estimated shutoff start date: 9/7/2020
Estimated shutoff start time: 9:00 PM-1:00 AM
Est restoration date: 9/10/2020
Est restoration time: 9:00 AM
Est customers impacted: 2,395
Medical Baseline Customers: 183

Sierra County

Estimated shutoff start date: 9/7/2020
Estimated shutoff start time: 9:00 PM-1:00 AM
Est restoration date: 9/10/2020
Est restoration time: 9:00 AM
Est customers impacted: 1,098
Medical Baseline Customers: 20