Planned power outage to impact La Porte on Wednesday, Aug. 24

A planned power outage will impact about 2,500 customers in northeast Yuba County and La Porte areas on Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

While the planned outage is underway, the Yuba County Office of Emergency Services is opening a cooling center at the Ponderosa Community Center, located at 17103 Ponderosa Way, Brownsville. Air conditioning, water, snacks restrooms and Wi Fi will be available. Visitors can also charge electronic devices.

Communities impacted by the planned outage include Challenge-Brownsville, Clipper Mills, Dobbins, Oregon House and La Porte.

PG&E is performing safety and reliability work on transmission lines serving its Challenge substation and needs to de-energize the transmission power lines so crews can safely make improvements.

PG&E urges customer to stay safe in the heat by avoiding the sun, drinking plenty of water even before feeling thirsty, and to keep pets shaded and hydrated as well.

“We have arranged to keep this planned power outage as short as possible and to occur at a time that we hope will cause only a minimal inconvenience to customers while we perform important maintenance to ensure safety and reliability,” said Jim Monninger, senior manager of PG&E’s North Valley Division.

PG&E has notified officials in Yuba County and emergency agencies to ensure they are prepared.