PG&E Begins Additional Power Line Undergrounding Projects


More power lines begin to go underground as PG&E continues efforts to underground 10,000 miles in and near high fire-threat areas.

Work began around Greenville in June, and starting today, PG&E will underground power lines along Main Street in the town between Highway 89 and North Valley road. This work will impact your travel through this area into the New Year.

Over near Canyon Dam, the company is also undergrounding nearly 8 miles of lines along highway 89 to the West of Canyon Dam to Power line Rd. North of Greenville. You will see one-way traffic controls with up to 15-minute delays. Work begins at 6:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday. During nights and weekends, you can expect longer delays of up to 45 minutes as crews will trench and install the conduit for the lines. You can expect delays along this work to last through December.

Other projects throughout Western Plumas County will begin later this year and into next year, with a goal to underground a total of 45 miles of power lines.