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PG&E returns power to Northern California counties

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric says it has restored power to thousands of customers in Northern California who lost electricity over the weekend amid dry, windy weather.
Electricity was shut off about 10 p.m. Saturday in parts of Butte, Plumas and Yuba counties amid dry, windy conditions. The utility says all 10,300 customers had power by Sunday afternoon.

The utility says that after weather improved Sunday morning, crews by land and air began inspecting about 950 miles of power lines in the three counties to ensure they were free of damage and safe to energize.
PG&E opened air-conditioned community resource centers on Sunday to provide affected residents with restrooms, bottled water and electronic device charging.