PG&E says it expects to completely restore power in Lakehead by 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company crews have nearly completed repairs to poles and electrical equipment destroyed in the Coal Fire, according to information distributed Monday afternoon.
All 149 customers in Lakehead who are without power should be restored by 5:30 p.m. today, PG&E announced.
"PG&E crews are working in steep and difficult-to-access terrain to rebuild 36 electric distribution and transmission power poles damaged by the Coal Fire," according to the release. "On Friday evening nearly 1,000 customers in the Lakehead area lost power shortly but most were restored quickly."
PG&E says it is working closely with the Forest Service, CAL FIRE, and other agencies and its top priority is ensuring the safety of our customers, firefighters, its crews, and the public.
A PG&E mobile command unit was at the O'Brien exit on Interstate 5 as of Monday afternoon providing water, Gatorade and information to the public. On Sunday PG&E personnel visited homes without power to check on customers and to provide information on power restoration.