Power restored to customers in Weed, California area after Public Safety Power Shutoff

September 13, 2020

WEED, Calif. — Pacific Power has restored service to approximately 2,500 customers in the Weed, Calif. area after initiating a Public Safety Power Shutoff earlier today, September 13. Crews completed inspections and determined it was safe to begin step restoration. Service to customers was restored by 7 p.m.

“Mitigating wildfire risk and protecting the communities we serve is our top priority,” said Erik Brookhouse, vice president of system operations. “The winds were not as widespread as the models predicted, but some sections within the shutoff area, particularly north of Weed, did see high gusts. We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding during this important public safety measure.”

A combination of extreme wildfire conditions are present in the area including extreme drought, low humidity, high fuel load and elevated levels on key weather indexes. In addition, the current strain on local and regional firefighting resources was an additional factor in issuing a Public Safety Power Shutoff. 

The affected area included a section from just north of Black Butte, extending north to the south end of Lake Shastina, bounding on the east just west of Highway 97 west to Old Hwy 99 and Stewart Springs Road, in the areas of Weed, Hammond Ranch, Edgewood and Carrick.  

The company began notifying customers about the Public Safety Power Shutoff on Friday through phone calls, email and text messages.

For all non-emergency questions about the PSPS, customers and the public should call Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070

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