5,300 Without Power in Napa

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON AND WIRE REPORTS) — Power has been restored to about 90 percent of PG&E customers in the North Bay, a utility spokesman said.

As of 9:30 p.m., there are around 5,300 customers still without power in Napa County, PG&E spokesman Matt Nauman said.

Crews are working to restore service to the remaining customers overnight, Nauman said.

Following the earthquake that struck around 3:20 a.m. today, about 70,000 customers were without power in area of Sonoma and Napa counties, according to PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi.

Electricity has since been restored to 64,700 customers.

Of 439 gas odor calls PG&E has received, crews have visited approximately 400 of those customers and were expected to visit the other 39 sites this evening, Guidi said.

PG&E has also lowered the pressure on its Sonoma/Napa transmission pipeline system and two patrols have been conducted to ensure its safety, Guidi said.

About 20 earthquake-related gas-distribution outages have also been reported at locations with damages, Guidi said.

Gas service will be restored to those customers once damages have been repaired at those locations, Nauman said.

A vehicle equipped with “sensitive” technology to detect gas leaks will drive through parts of Napa most impacted by the earthquake overnight, according to Nauman.

On Monday, crews will conduct door-to-door gas safety checks at residences and businesses affected by the earthquake.

PG&E customers in need of service restoration are asked to call (800) 743-5002.

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