A PG&E public safety power shutoff is not affecting as many customers as previously reported. Included are around 18,500 customers in Shasta County, 400 in Trinity, 2,500 in Tehama, and 10,300 in Butte County. The public safety power shutoff began at 8 O’clock Wednesday night and re-energizing should begin Friday morning. The latest information can be found at pge.com/pspsupdate.
Because of the lack of power, many schools will be closed until Monday, including Pacheco and Prairie, Chrysalis, all schools in the Cottonwood District, Oak Run, Grant, Millville and others as well. North Cow Creek will be on a minimum day schedule. Parents and students should check with their schools if they are in an area to be blacked out.