UPDATE: Some to have power restored by 8 p.m. tonight
UPDATE at 1:52 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25
Some PG&E customers affected by the planned outages are expected to get their power back around 8 p.m. tonight.
Thousands of people to the east of Nevada City and Grass Valley who have no power should get it restored this evening, according to PG&E.
Others to the west — including Penn Valley and Lake Wildwood — have no estimate when their power will be restored.
UPDATE at 9:22 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25
Some PG&E customers without power might not get it restored until Thursday.
Over 16,000 Nevada County customers currently have no power because of a planned outage. High winds and hot, dry weather led to the outage, which has affected 48,200 customers across seven counties, PG&E said.
Crews currently are patrolling some 2,785 miles of transmission and distribution lines, said Brandi Merlo, spokeswoman with PG&E, in an email.
“Restoration activities can only take place during daylight hours, so it’s likely that some customers may not be restored until Thursday,” Merlo said.
Penn Valley, Chicago Park and Union Hill school districts are closed today along with the Nevada City School of The Arts, according to Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Scott Lay.
The school closures are due to continued PG&E power outages that have been implemented across seven counties in northern California.
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