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October 7, 2019 7:03 PM

PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs: Wednesday-Friday

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PG&E has issued a Public Safety Power Shutoff Watch for early morning Wednesday, October 9, 2019 until Thursday, October 10, 2019 afternoon affecting most of Nevada County. If fire weather conditions persist, PG&E may shut power off.

• Residents can learn more about a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff by visiting www.PGE.com/weather or call PG&E’s 24-hour power outage information center at 1-800-743-5002.
• Residents should make sure PG&E has their most current contact information online. Customers can also update their information by phone at 1-866-743-6589 and 1-866-743-6589 for assistance in Spanish.
• For questions about the possible shut off, contact Nevada County 2-1-1. Do not call 911 unless it’s an emergency.

Links to critical information:
• For more info on how to prepare for PSPS: www.pge.com/psps
• For the latest PSPS updates: www.pge.com/pspsupdates
• Update your contact info for alerts at: www.pge.com/mywildfirealerts
• PG&E weather webpage: www.pge.com/weather

If PG&E determines they will turn power off, they will activate Community Resource Centers to provide restrooms, bottled water, electronic device charging and air-conditioned seating which will be open from 8:00AM-8:00PM.

The center in Nevada County is located at:
• Sierra College: 250 Sierra College Dr. Grass Valley, CA

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Latest Update:

October 11, 2019 2:57 PM

Environmental Health Update for Food Facility Owner/Operators: YOU ARE APPROVED TO OPEN IF:
1. Your facility had generator power and natural gas-powered hot water; and
2. All PHF foods were held less than 41ºF for refrigeration and 0ºF for frozen; and
3. ALL surfaces within your facility have been sanitized.

If #2 was not met: All meats, prepared foods and/or pre-cooked foods, cut vegetables, juices or other PHFs are to be discarded if in reach-in or walk-in refrigeration units.

Please contact the Nevada County Environmental Health Department if you were unable to meet items #1 through #3 at (530) 265-1222 option 3.

Nevada County Environmental Health website

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October 11, 2019 9:44 AM

From the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools:
The following schools are open today, Friday Oct 11:
• Earle Jamieson
• Nevada City Sup of Schools Office
• Bitney Charter
• Forest Charter
• Forest Lake Christian

The following schools remain closed due to limited or no power:
• Clear Creek
• Chicago Park
• Grass Valley School Dist
• Penn Valley School Dist
• Pleasant Ridge School Dist
• Nevada City School Dist
• Nevada City School of Arts
• Nevada Joint Union
• High School District
• Sierra College Child Development Center
• Twin Ridges School Dist
• Union Hill

October 11, 2019 9:12 AM

The McCourtney Road Transfer Station remains closed to the public.