PG&E conducting patrols in Mendo on foot and ATV through August (press release)

Crews will be working in north county checking transmission lines.


WILLITS, CA 7/24/17 — PG&E will be conducting foot and ATV patrols around Mendocino County this week, focusing on north county, from “Laytonville east to Covelo along Laytonville Dos Rios Road,” and “from Laytonville south to Willits along Highway 101.” The work will continue through the end of August

PG&E placard that will be displayed on their vehicles.
PG&E placard that will be displayed on their vehicles.

PG&E crews will be conducting routine maintenance and inventories studies of transmission lines and other assets that may require PG&E crews to access private property. Depending on the terrain where the transmission lines run, they may need to use ATVs. Crews will be working from 7am – 7pm seven days a week, as long as the schedule allows it. They will be wearing safety vests (usually orange and yellow), carry photo ID cards, and introduce themselves and explain their work whenever possible. They will also have placards posted on their vehicles and ATVs (see photo) so you can tell they’re with PG&E.

Here’s all the details in the full press release:

LAYTONVILLE, Calif. —This week, crews working for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) are conducting routine studies, on foot, along two electric transmission lines that run through Mendocino County. Contract crews are conducting inventories of PG&E assets and may need to access private property along the line to complete the work. In areas of rough terrain, unmarked all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) may be used.

This work will help PG&E maintain and improve the overall electric system reliability for our customers in Mendocino County. Crews may have photography and other recording equipment and will work seven 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.

The lines run from Laytonville east to Covelo along Laytonville Dos Rios Rd and also from Laytonville south to Willits along Highway 101.

Whenever possible, our crew members will introduce themselves at your location and answer any questions you may have about the work. PG&E contractors (not PG&E employees) will be wearing safety vests, most likely orange and yellow, and always carry photo identification cards.

The contractor vehicles and ATVs will have placecards on dashboards (pictured below). If you have any questions about personnel on your property or want to check for PG&E’s presence in your community, please call 1-800-743-5000.

The work will continue through the end of August 2017.

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