Press release from Pacific Gas and Electric:

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will be upgrading a transmission line that runs through Humboldt County starting Thursday, February 6, 2020. For safety reasons, PG&E will de-energize the line and therefore we’re asking customers in Willow Creek and Hoopa to prepare for planned power outages.

Work will begin on Thursday, February 6th and go through Monday, February 10. PG&E crews, as well as contract crews, will be working along the transmission line weekdays between the hours of 7am – 7pm.

As work begins, approximately 126 customers in Willow Creek will experience a power outage between the hours of 8am – 6pm on Thursday, February the 6th.  Those customers received notice.

To keep the power on for thousands of other customers during this work, we will be installing a temporary generator at the Russ Ranch, Hoopa and Willow Creek substations Wednesday, February 5.

When work ends, there will be a short outage to remove the three generators. 

We have notified approximately 4,269 customers in Willow Creek and Hoopa to prepare for a planned power outage lasting about 30 minutes on Sunday, February 9, 2020.  The outage will happen between the hours of 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm, depending on which generator is removed first.  Customers received automated phone calls.

We thank you for your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience. Please call 1-800-PGE-5000 if you have questions.