167,000 customers in 21 counties throughout California have their power turned off in an effort to prevent more devastating wildfires.
Power was turned off for many around 9 p.m. Monday and could continue through Wednesday night.
PG&E said the decision to turn the power off was based on strong winds and dry, hot weather conditions.
Winds have died down Wednesday morning. making it easier for PG&E crews to conduct safety inspections and restoration activities during the day.
PG&E said it will need to conduct inspections of approximately 10,625 miles of transmission and distribution lines.