PG&E Might Be Doing Work in Your Area So Don’t Worry
According to PG&E spokesperson, Deanna Contreras, “In addition to the foot patrols explained in the press release below, PG&E will be flying a helicopter along the line – just tomorrow – for the same reasons below – from Eureka to Weaverville. We are contracting the helicopter through Air Shasta…It will leave Redding by 10am and will be done inspecting the area along the line by 3pm tomorrow.”
Press release from PG&E:
This week, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) contract crews are conducting inspections on foot along an electric transmission line that runs through Eureka in order to improve electric reliability for its customers in Humboldt and Trinity Counties.
Contract crews working for PG&E will survey the circuit and the environment, conduct field studies on facilities and vegetation, and perform other minor construction work along the line in preparation of pole replacements. Crews may need to access private property in the area to complete the work.
Customers whose property may be accessed have been notified but they are located in (west to east) Eureka, Maple Creek and Hyampom; northeast to Big Bar and east through Junction City to Weaverville. Foot patrols will occur 7 days a week between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. However, weather and other factors affecting safe working conditions may impact the work schedule.
Foot patrols are necessary before the project of replacing 90 wooden poles with light duty steel transmission towers. Whenever possible, crew members will introduce themselves at their location and answer any questions about the inspections. Contractors in the field will be wearing orange vests and always carry photo identification cards. Vehicles will also have placecards on dashboards (see picture).
If customers have questions about personnel or want to check for PG&E’s presence in the community, please call at 1-800-743-5000.
Foot patrols will continue through September 6, 2017 and then the pole replacement work / heavy construction work can begin. That work includes things like hand digging holes, etc.