‘It’s very disruptive.’ Parents, schools frustrated by PG&E outage that didn’t happen

By MICHAEL MCGOUGH AND RYAN SABALOW

November 20, 2019

Thousands of parents across Northern California rearranged their lives early Wednesday morning in anticipation of yet another round of canceled classes because of a massive intentional PG&E power outage.

They scrambled to find child care. They stayed home from work to care for their children.

Yet the lights stayed on in most of the north state, as PG&E significantly dialed back power outages Wednesday.

In anticipation of gusty winds and dry conditions that could spark another devastating fire, PG&E announced earlier this week it was planning its the fourth major power shut down since October. The utility originally estimated more than 300,000 customers would be without power, before deciding on a final projection of about 150,000 customers across 18 Northern California counties.

Read more at the Sacramento Bee.

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