PG&E is cutting power during the shelter-in-place to Marin customers to prevent wildfires.
PG&E says they have 19 outages planned in Marin County through the end of April, affecting 600 homes.
Most of the outages will be in Mill Valley, but about 200 customers in Novato, San Rafael, and Corte Madera will also be affected.
Some residents say they've seen PG&E workers perform maintenance on energized wires outside their homes, which PG&E does to avoid shutting off power. Residents are angry saying PG&E could have done this work in the winter. PG&E says they obviously didn't realize there would be a pandemic.
In a statement, PG&E said:
"The work going on in high fire-threat areas of Marin County is associated with our Wildfire Mitigation Plan and work to further our preparedness for Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), as directed by, Cal OES, CAL FIRE, and CPUC. We understand the impacts of a service interruption given the current stay-at-home orders for our communities, and we apologize for any disruption or hardship these outages may cause. We are installing temporary generation to minimize impacts to customers where it is safe to do so."