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PG&E resumes power line undergrounding from Canyon Dam to Greenville along Highway 89

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will resume work in Plumas County on April 17 to underground 7.75 miles of power lines along Highway 89 between Canyon Dam and north Greenville. Work stopped at the end of November due to winter weather. PG&E had already completed 2.8 miles of undergrounding along Highway 89 from Canyon Dam south.

Underground work will also be starting Monday on Williams Valley Road and Hillside Drive in Greenville.

The work is part of PG&E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program and is in response to California’s growing wildfire risk. PG&E is building and expanding its electric system underground to not only help reduce wildfires caused by equipment, it will also help to reduce the need for wildfire safety-related power outages. Undergrounding will also help protect trees, improve system reliability and beautify communities.

One-way traffic controls will occur as crews trench and install conduit for underground lines. Motorists are advised to allow for more time when traveling this route and can expect delays of up to 15 minutes between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays and delays of up to 45 minutes between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. on weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends.  The project is scheduled for completion in June, depending on weather.

For questions and more information about road impacts, the public may call PG&E’s Customer Rebuild Line at 800-254-5810.

PG&E also plans to underground other areas in western Plumas County later this year, including along Highway 70 starting sometime after the highway reopens.

When completed, about 60 miles of power lines will be undergrounded in Plumas County.

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