Public Safety


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January 23, 2017

Mutual Aid Helps PG&E Restoration Efforts in Wake of Winter Storms

PG&E is getting by with a little help from its friends. In a wild month that brought some of California’s most intense winter weather in half a decade, crews from energy companies in other Western states have stepped up to augment PG&E’s restoration response as part of a regional mutual aid agreement.

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January 13, 2017

Nearly All PG&E Customers Restored After Intense Winter Storms Subside

Nearly all PG&E customers have had their service restored after being impacted by the series of “Atmospheric River” winter storms that struck Northern and Central California over the past week. This was the largest storm series to impact PG&E’s service area in more than six years.

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January 13, 2017

IT Employees Help Deliver Oxygen Tanks to Homeowner during Storm

Two PG&E IT telecommunication technicians were on assignment during the storm that battered Northern California this week. It was important work but an even more pressing need took priority as they drove in heavy snow.

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January 12, 2017

PG&E Crews Weather Snow, Wind, Rain to Restore Power in the Sierra Nevada

Most times, family comes first. But for PG&E Sacramento/Sierra Electric Superintendent Tim Lewis, PG&E’s customers came first during the recent series of storms that pounded Northern California.

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January 10, 2017

Mighty Blue Army Battles Second Round of Storms

Another monster storm blew in today with blinding blizzard conditions, heavy rain and howling winds hitting 150 mph in some locations. Responding was PG&E’s Mightly Blue Army, among the 3,000 employees braving the elements or providing operational support.

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January 9, 2017

PG&E Storm Response Includes Planning for Next Wave

About 3,500 company employees and contractors responded in the aftermath of a major winter storm that pummeled PG&E’s Northern and Central California service area over the weekend. And more stormy weather is on the way.

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January 6, 2017

As Big Storm Approaches, PG&E Has a Plan and Urges Customers to Prepare

With a series of wet storms heading toward Northern and Central California this weekend, PG&E reminds its customers that power outages might occur due to significant rainfall, potential flooding and high winds.

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January 3, 2017

New Year, New 811 Rules: Call Before You Dig to Be Clearer with Stronger Enforcement

Effective Jan. 1, contractors calling 811 to request utility markings before they do any excavation must wait two working days following the day of the call to start their project. The change, part of Senate Bill 661, clarifies California’s existing code regarding 811 Call Before You Dig, which helps protect public safety.

December 30, 2016

PG&E to Fly Low in Glenn, Colusa Counties to Check for Drought-stricken Trees

PG&E will fly low by helicopter in the hills and mountains of eastern Glenn and Colusa counties on Tuesday (Jan. 3) to check for drought-stricken trees near power lines.

December 29, 2016

CHP, PG&E Urge Safe Driving this Holiday Season

The California Highway Patrol and PG&E urge drivers to use extra caution on the roads, avoid distracted driving, and designate a sober driver this holiday season and throughout the year.

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December 22, 2016

VIDEO: PG&E, Menlo Park Fire Protection District Team Up to Prevent Holiday Hazards

A fire safety demonstration shows just how easily a dry Christmas tree can catch fire and go up in flames. Nationwide, fire fighters respond to an average of 250 structure fires caused by holiday trees each winter.

December 21, 2016

PG&E Completes Gas Safety Work, Adds Trail, Trees

Recently-completed work in the Marin Valley Mobile Country Club, a senior community, now makes the area near PG&E’s gas transmission pipeline safer and more easily accessible for first responders and repair crews.

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December 20, 2016

PG&E Partners with Police to Encourage Safe Holiday Driving

With traffic fatalities up significantly in the Bakersfield area and some accidents causing power outages, PG&E and the police department are urging local residents to slow down and drive safely during the holiday season

December 20, 2016

PG&E to Increase Flows Below Lake Britton Dam along Pit River

PG&E will increase water flows on the Pit River below the Lake Britton Dam from early January through mid-April 2017.

December 16, 2016

PG&E Urges Caution as North State Reservoirs Spill, Rivers Run High

Recent rains have caused PG&E reservoirs along both the Pit River and North Fork Feather River to overflow or soon overflow in Shasta, Butte, Plumas and Butte counties. Those near the reservoirs are asked to be cautious.

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