Powerline Road will be closed to the general public from Tuesday, May 30 through Saturday, June 3 while PG&E undergrounds power lines. Due to the road being narrow, a complete closure to the public 24-hours a day is necessary. Residents along the road will be allowed access.
The closure is from Highway 89 at Powerline Road to Williams Valley Road, including at the intersection of Lower Williams Valley Road and Powerline Road. Those traveling between Highway 89 and Williams Valley Road can use Main Street in Greenville.
PG&E is undergrounding power lines at various locations in Plumas County, including along Highway 89 between Canyon Dam and Greenville, and along Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon.
When completed, about 60 miles of PG&E power lines will be undergrounded in western Plumas County.
Undergrounding in local communities can reduce the risk of ignitions along undergrounded circuits by 99 percent; reduce annual spending on temporary repairs and other recurring costs such as vegetation management; and lessen the need for wildfire safety-related outages.
After the undergrounding is complete, PG&E will remove the existing overhead power lines.