Power Out, Campus Closed, Fall Color Continues

PG&E’s power shutdown has closed businesses and institutions across Northern California, but it hasn’t stopped fall color.

Michelle Pontoni walked a deserted campus at Humboldt State University to find the wind that had shut down Northern California’s energy generators was also generating “delightful leaf showers.”

Maples that hadn’t dropped leaves were glowing with a “brilliant lime,” while others were “full green with tips just beginning to turn.”

She’s hopeful that Humboldt County, at the northernmost end of the storm, will be one of the first counties to have its power restored. 

So, what to do with the extra time not spent in class or the library? Out enjoying fall color which hasn’t been turned off.

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