Update: Thursday, October 10, 3:30 p.m. -- Public Safety Power Shutoff in Walnut Creek: approximately 1,300 customers in Larkey and Eccleston neighborhoods without power
Electrical power was shut off last night for hundreds of residents in the Larkey and Eccleston neighborhoods, and PG&E
is assessing weather and fire risk conditions in the areas where electricity was shut off last night around northern California, and has found weather conditions improving in many regions, prompting them to begin inspections to determine where they can begin to restore power. Unfortunately, the east bay is not among those in the “all clear” category.
We do not have any updated estimates on when power will be restored to the 1,500 customers without power in Walnut Creek, but will provide any new information via our website and social media as more information becomes available.
Community Resource Centers remain available throughout the region for residents, providing access to restrooms, bottled water and stations where you can charge electronic devices. The nearest one is in San Ramon at 2600 Camino Ramon in Bishop Ranch. It is open from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Also a charging station is open in the lobby of the County Employment and Human Services Department at 400 Ellinwood Way in Pleasant Hill.
All City of Walnut Creek facilities are open for regularly scheduled business.
If you haven't already updated your contact information with PG&E, take a moment to do so in order to get advance warning. To receive zip code alerts via phone call please dial 1-877-9000-PGE to enroll. Alerts will be delivered via automated call. To sign up for text alerts, text "ENROLL" to 97633.
We also ask that you register for notifications from the City, by registering through our WC Alerts. As more details become available, we will send updates to those who have registered and post information on our social media channels. The City has established a non-emergency power outage hotline at 925-256-3555.
For a reminder on how to prepare your family and home for a wildfire evacuation please see the Contra County Residents Guide.