(YUBA-SUTTER) – Good news for area ranchers.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture and the state Farm Bureau Federation is donating 280 livestock pens to fairgrounds around the state to help house sheep, goats and swine during emergency evacuations or fair events. 

The announcement was made during a ribbon cutting at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds.

The lights go out in Chico. At one point, around three thousand PG&E customers were without power, as the storm presses on. At last check, a few dozen remain in the dark. Utility officials say to expect more outages until the weather clears.

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