PG&E spokesperson Deanna Contreras communicated with KQED on Tuesday through email to explain that crews are currently patrolling energy lines in areas that the company has designated as "all clear." However, she pointed out that as of Tuesday morning, restoration of power has not yet begun in the North Bay.
The utility company is also considering another round of shutoffs for late Wednesday through Friday for Northern and central California, as more dry winds are expected in those regions.
The area that could face shutoffs beginning Wednesday is smaller than the region currently affected as the weather conditions are expected to be milder, according to PG&E's power shutoff maps.
One of the areas most heavily affected by the ongoing power outages is Solano County, with 4,561 PG&E customers affected. That number includes about 660 customers in Fairfield, 2,461 customers in the city of Vacaville and 1,247 customers in unincorporated Vacaville, according to Solano County officials.
The power shutoffs have had Solano resident Brigette Bauer and her family stymied over the last year. They live in rural Vacaville, just outside town, raising cattle. During previous shutoffs, the lack of power led to the family being unable to use their well for running water.
That meant no water for their thirsty cows, no showers after a long day at the ranch and, perhaps most importantly, toilets that wouldn't flush.
"After going through a year or two of some of the shutoffs, and the fire, we thought, 'We've got to do something,'" Bauer said.
So Bauer and her family bought a power generator in preparation for this year's shutoffs. That keeps their well water flowing.
Still, Bauer said, even with the backup power, "you still kind of have some concerns about, how long is it going to last?" The generator runs on propane, and they've only got so much on hand. And it was an expensive buy at $30,000.
"Not everyone can afford these," Bauer said.
For those who are without power during the shutoffs, PG&E has local resource centers in some affected counties where customers can plug in to recharge their devices until the severe weather clears.