10/27 4:45pm: PG&E is planning to transition the power for the GV & NC customers that had their power augmented by local generation at PG&E substations. As they transition, these customers may experience a gap in power service.
10/27 10:45am: PG&E has extended the “all-clear” to areas of Grass Valley & Nevada City for the current PSPS event. PG&E has begun inspecting the lines in these areas, but power may not be restored until tonight, exact time TBA.
10/26 4:40pm: PG&E has given the areas of Lake of the Pines, Penn Valley & Lake Wildwood the weather “all-clear” for the current PSPS event. PG&E has begun inspecting the lines in these areas, but power may not be restored until tomorrow. Other impacted PSPS areas such as Grass Valley and Nevada City have not received the weather “all-clear” at this time. Continue to check PG&E updates website for the most accurate information. CRCs will remain open until Nevada County is near 100% restoration.
10/25 4:00pm: As PG&E begins turning off power, some GV & NC customers will have their power augmented by local generation at PG&E substations. As power transitions from commercial to generator there may be a 1-4 hr gap in service. Please be patient & check for http://PGE.com/PSPSupdates.
10/25 11:28am, from PG&E: To protect public safety, PG&E has upgraded the PSPS WATCH to a WARNING. Weather forecasts including high winds and dry conditions, will require PG&E to turn off power in some parts of our service area.
10/25 9:00am: There will be 4 PG&E Community Resource Centers (CRCs) open today in Nevada County for customers affected by PSPS event. For hours, locations, and details, please visit: https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/updates/psps-events/
10/24 2:30pm: PG&E has announced a possible PSPS event for Nevada County. Power shutoffs estimated to occur Sunday, October 25, between 2:00-6:00pm. As of now, restoration time is estimated to be on Tuesday, October 27, exact time TBA. Read more from the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services and for more information visit PG&E‘s PSPS updates page.
Ready Nevada County Dashboard
An up-to-date, searchable map with current PSPS zones is available:
Stay prepared during a Red Flag Warning.
Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Status Language and Definitions:
- PSPS Warning: A PSPS Watch will be upgraded to a Warning when forecasted conditions show that a safety shutoff will be needed, and that it is going to happen soon. Whenever possible, Warning notifications will be sent approximately four to 12 hours in advance of the power being shutoff.
- PSPS Watch: Whenever possible, an initial Watch notification will be sent two days in advance of a potential PSPS event, followed by an additional Watch notification one day before the potential PSPS event, notifying customers of the possibility of a PSPS event in their area based on forecasted conditions.
Weather Advisory/Air Quality
Update 10/24 2:40pm: There will be 4 @PGE4Me Community Resource Centers (CRCs) open tomorrow in Nevada County (https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/updates/psps-events/…):
– Foothills Event Center, GV
– Madelyn Helling Library, NC
– NSJ Community Center, NSJ
– Penn Valley Community Church, PV
Weather Advisory Language and Definitions:
- Red Flag Warning: Take Action. Be extremely careful with open flames. National Weather Service issues a Red Flag Warning when fire conditions are ongoing or expected to occur shortly.
- Fire Weather Watch: Be Prepared. A watch means critical fire weather conditions are possible but not imminent or occurring.