All Power Back on By 5:30 PM Monday (9-24) for Lakehead-Area Customers
Incident: Coal Wildfire
September 24, 2012 PG&E expects to completely restore power in Lakehead by 5:30 p.m. Monday Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) crews have nearly completed repairs to poles and electrical equipment destroyed in the Coal Fire. All 149 customers in Lakehead who are without power should be restored by 5:30 p.m. today (9-24), PG&E announced.
PG&E crews are working in steep and difficult-to-access terrain to rebuild 36 electric distribution and transmission power poles damaged by the Coal Fire. On Friday evening (9-21) nearly 1,000 customers in the Lakehead area lost power shortly but most were restored quickly.
PG&E's top priority is ensuring the safety of our customers, firefighters, our crews and the public. PG&E is working closely with the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire and other agencies to coordinate our efforts.
A PG&E mobile command unit is at the O'Brien exit on Interstate 5 that is providing water, Gatorade and information to the public. On Sunday (9-23) PG&E personnel visited homes without power to check on customers and to provide information on power restoration.