Law enforcement in Marin County, one of the 34 California counties affected by PG&E's power shut off, have released recommendations for opening garage doors without power.
The Marin County Sheriff's Office said to follow these steps:
- Open all latches or locks on the outside of the garage door.
- Find the door's emergency release handle. It should be hanging down from the garage door track.
- Pull the emergency release handle down. That will place the garage door opener into manual mode.
- After pulling the handle, you should be able to open and close the door by hand.