PSPS Shutoff Affects Over 25,000 Customers In Shasta County

PG&E has initiated another public safety power shutoff, this time much larger than the one last week. It started Sunday morning, affecting around 361,000 customers, including nearly 25,000 in Shasta County. Power restoration should begin Tuesday after crews inspect the grid for damage. The latest information can be found at pge.com/pspsupdate. Because of the lack of power, many schools are closed, including Black Butte, Pacheco and Prairie, all schools in the Happy Valley and Cottonwood districts, Oak Run, Grant, Millville, Indian Springs, Chrysalis, and others as well. North Cow Creek is on a minimum day schedule. Parents and students should check with their schools if they are in an area to be blacked out.