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PG&E Removing Emergency Generators from Fort Bragg’s Walnut Street Substation


The following is a press released from City of Fort Bragg:

Walnut Street Substation [Picture from the City of Fort Bragg’s Press Release]

The large generators that were temporarily placed at the PG&E Walnut Street Substation in July to provide emergency power during Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events are scheduled for removal next Wednesday, December 16, 2020. This will require a temporary closure of Grove Street while crews move the generators offsite. No parking will be allowed within the vicinity of Walnut Street or Grove Street during this period to allow access for transportation equipment. Please avoid this area and use alternate routes when possible.

As winter is rapidly approaching, plan in advance, be ready and prepared and stay safe during a planned or natural power disruption to your life, family, and work. Sign up to receive PSPS alerts at PG& Be sure to test and properly service your own generators to ensure they function properly before they are needed. Prepare to be without power for several days, ensure you have an adequate supply of shelf stable foods. Stock up on batteries for items you rely on, have back up electronic and communication devices such as a battery operated radio ready for use. Keep flashlights in reach. Consider any needs for pets. Keep cash on hand and fill up gas tanks. Ensure your health needs, stock up on prescription medications, plan for medications that require refrigeration, and charge medical devices fully. For more ways to prepare, visit PG&E’s Safety Action Center at

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
Picking Brains—Baring Bones—Playing it By Ear: I'm a reporter in Mendocino County and the Founder of MendoFever.

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