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Update on PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff for the October 26 and 29 Events

Post Date:10/28/2019 7:00 PM

The County of Mendocino is currently monitoring the scope of two Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events in Mendocino County. These events are very dynamic, and the County is dependent on PG&E to provide accurate, updated information that can be shared with the public.

On October 28, 2019 at 6:00 AM, PG&E announced that the areas within the scope of the PSPS event for Mendocino County are “all clear” of the weather event and PG&E staff began line inspections for re-energization. Due to significant damage to two major PG&E transmission lines, that feed Mendocino County, restoration has not been achieved and tomorrow the County will be moving into a new PSPS event. 

Outages will continue tomorrow as part of the October 29 PSPS event. The PG&E PSPS footprint for October 29 may be the same as the October 26 event resulting in continued power outages county-wide. The weather event is estimated to conclude at 8:00 am on Wednesday, October 30, after which lines will be inspected for safety and then re-energized. Customers may be briefly re-energized between now and 10:00 pm, however it is likely the power will go out again the morning of October 29. The County will release any updated information on the power outages and re-energization timelines as they become available.

For more information, please contact the Executive Office at 707-234-6030. For updated County information on the public safety power shut off, please visit or follow the County on Facebook at and twitter