PG&E restores power to most of Redwood City, but nearly other 6,000 customers still in the dark

By the Daily Post staff

PG&E crews have reduced the number of customers without power in Redwood City from 3,474 at 5:45 p.m. to 117 at 10:30 p.m.

But the power is out in several other Mid-Peninsula locations. At 10:30 p.m., a total of 5,929 PG&E customers were without power, not much of an improvement since 8 p.m., when 5,987 were blacked out.

Here are the number of customers without power by city 10:30 p.m., according to PG&E’s website.

Redwood City — 117 (down from 2,565 at 8 p.m., and 3,474 at 5:45 p.m.)

San Carlos — 1,642, up a bit from 8 p.m. when 1,634 customers were without power.

Portola Valley — 1,196 (an increase from the 464 customers without power at 8 p.m.)

Ladera — 496 (no change since 5:45 p.m.)

Belmont — 371 (up from 25 customers at 5:45 p.m.)

San Mateo — 229 (unchanged since 8 p.m.)

Los Altos — 47 (down from 451 customers at 8 p.m.)

East Palo Alto — 34 (unchanged since 8 p.m.)

Mountain View — 38

PG&E has not given a cause for any of the outages. The outages come on one of the hottest days of the year. The high in Palo Alto today was 106.

California Independent System Operator, which manages the state’s power grid, said it has not had to resort to rolling blackouts because of a shortage of electricity. The state is under a Flex Alert where customers are asked to curb electrical consumption. That stopped rolling blackouts on Sunday and may prevent them today.

In Napa County, about 5,700 PG&E customers may be affected by a Public Safety Power Shutoff starting at 11 tonight. It is expected to continue until 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The purpose is to de-energize power lines that may get knocked down by high winds, resulting in wildfires.

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