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The Oroville Pacific Gas and Electric office was reportedly closed on Wednesday after someone threw eggs at it.
KRCR News in Redding reports “streaks of egg” could be seen on the glass doors of the customer service office and a security guard had been posted out front.
“As of mid-morning Wednesday, a security guard was posted outside the front door and cones were blocking off the area,” KRCR reports. “Streaks of egg were dripped on the glass doors and broken egg shells were seen on the pavement.”
Public animosity against PG&E is also being felt in San Francisco. The Chronicle reports a barricade has been set up in front of the company headquarters in the city. Company spokeswoman Ari Vanrenen told The Chronicle it was for “the safety of our employees.”
“We have received feedback from frustrated customers,” Vanrenen said.
From a crashing website to shifting timelines for power shut-offs, it’s been a rough rollout of PG&E’s unprecedented preemptive outage for 800,000 California customers. After strong winds failed to materialize Wednesday afternoon, the shut-off time for Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties has been moved to 8 p.m.
“For most of the North and East Bay hills and valleys, it looks like winds are still pretty light,” said Spencer Tangen, a forecaster with the NWS Monterey office. “I don’t see any strong winds that have made it to lower elevations along the bay shoreline. The strong winds haven’t shown up yet, but we’re still expecting them later this evening. We definitely think the winds will still materialize.”
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