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Power is almost fully restored after intentional shutoffs in Northern California left 800,000 in the dark

Los Angeles (CNN)Power is back on for 98% of the Northern California customers left in the dark when Pacific Gas & Electric cut off electricity to prevent wildfires.The utility intentionally shut off power to almost 800,000 customers in Northern California on Wednesday to prevent wildfires caused by high winds downing live power equipment. It said it has since restored power for 98% of affected customers -- with about 13,000 people still in the dark Friday night. An angry California Gov. Gavin Newsom slammed the state's largest utility over its power shutoffs, saying they're the result of years of mismanagement and greed. "This is not ... a climate change story as much as a story about greed and mismanagement over the course of decades," Ne ...