The wind began to calm before dawn Friday morning, but thousands of folks around the redwood region remained without power caused by more than 200 separate power failures, according to PG&E.
More than 6,000 individual households and businesses in Sonoma County were in the dark, with the largest power failure in Sonoma affecting 3,545 customers, PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris said.
Santa Rosa and Monte Rio each had more than 500 customers out, while nearly a thousand lacked electricity in Guerneville, Morris said.
Wind Damage In Santa Rosa, Bay Area
Santa Rosa Fire Captain Jack Thompson examines a tree that was blown down by strong winds, landing on three cars parked at a parking lot beside 844 Fourth Street in Santa Rosa on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (ALVIN JORNADA/ PD )
Santa Rosa firefighter Gary Lopez cuts branches off of a fallen tree that was knocked over by strong winds, landing on three cars at a parking lot beside 844 Fourth Street in Santa Rosa on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (ALVIN JORNADA/ PD )
After Santa Rosa firefighters opened a path, Christine Dechert carefully backs her SUV out from under a tree that was felled by strong winds and landed on three cars in a parking lot beside 844 Fourth Street in Santa Rosa on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (ALVIN JORNADA/ PD)
Christine Dechert examines the damage to her new car after a tree fell on it and two other cars after being knocked down by strong winds at a parking lot beside 844 Fourth Street in Santa Rosa on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (ALVIN JORNADA/ PD )
In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 photo, a couple is illuminated in the dark by a car headlights after having dinner at a restaurant during a power outage caused by high winds in Oakland, Calif. Three people were killed in Northern California as winds battered the region and caused major power outages, and fallen trees and branches. (AP Photo/The Tribune, Ray Chavez)
In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 photo, city workers cut up and remove a tree that fell across the Skyline Boulevard during high winds in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/The Tribune, D. Ross Cameron)
A school bus drives past a fallen eucalyptus tree in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/The Tribune, Laura A. Oda)
Power failures closed all schools in the Lake County community of Upper Lake for the day, a county education spokesman said.
Sonoma County schools were open, though the Hoen Avenue access to Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa was closed due to power lines and debris, and buses were running late, schools Superintendent Steve Herrington said.
Dunbar School in the Sonoma Valley also is open, despite a downed tree blocking one entrance, he said.
Nearly 7,000 customers were without power, as well, in Mendocino and Lake counties, with 95 separate power failures.
More than 760 customers also were out in Napa and Marin counties, as well as Vallejo, she said.
Crews were on the scene or already making repairs in most cases, with power to be restored later Friday, she said.