By Associated Press |
October 9, 2019
| Updated on October 9, 2019 at 6:03 pm
The utility company PG&E is conducting the preventive power shut-off across nearly 30 counties in California in response to high winds that could pose a fire threat.
Armando Espinoza delivers paper products to a cafe in downtown Sonoma, Calif., where power is turned off, on Wednesday. Pacific Gas & Electric has cut power to more than half a million customers in Northern California hoping to prevent wildfires during dry, windy weather throughout the region.
Joseph Pokorski drinks a beer at The Town Square as downtown Sonoma, Calif., remains without power on Wednesday.
Garfield Elementary School student Terreece Douresseau attempts to enter the front door of the school only to learn the school has been closed due to a possible power outage by Pacific Gas & Electric on Wednesday.
Vehicles backs up on Highway 12 as traffic signals remain dark during a power outage on Wednesday in Boyes Hot Springs, Calif.
Moraga Hardware and Lumber employee Arthur Barnes looks over a shelf where Yeti coolers are sold at the store in Moraga, Calif., Wednesday.
Danny Molles, sales supervisor at Friedman's Home Improvement, right, uses a flashlight to help a customer look for batteries at the family-owned store in Sonoma, Calif., which had its power shut off in the morning on Wednesday.
Crews work to connect generators in effort to keep the Caldecott Tunnel open to traffic during a possible power outage at noon on Wednesday.
CVS Pharmacy shift supervisor James Quinn throws out ice cream from darkened freezers as downtown Sonoma, Calif., remains without power on Wednesday.
Lit by battery-powered lights, a worker awaits customers at Basque Boulangerie Cafe as downtown Sonoma, Calif., remains without power on Wednesday.
Shift supervisor James Quinn walks through a darkened CVS Pharmacy as downtown Sonoma, Calif., remains without power on Wednesday.