SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's largest utility, PG&E, is again planning to cut power to its customers across the state, this time to over 940,000 of them.
The Public Safety Power Shutoffs [PSPS] are expected to impact millions across Northern California, in 36 counties including portions of Humboldt, the Sierra foothills, Western Sacramento Valley, North Bay, and across the greater Bay area, Monterey Bay and northern Central Coast on Saturday, Oct. 26. Customers in Kern County can expect power shutoffs on Sunday, Oct. 27.
PG&E is advising its customers that this round of shutoffs could last multiple days.
It's the third preventative shut-off in as many weeks amid concern that gusty winds could knock down power lines and spark fires.
Winds picking up Saturday night could gust to more than 85 mph (137 kph) and make conditions extremely difficult for firefighters trying to tame a huge blaze in wine country.
Here's when and where power will be turned off:
- 5 p.m. - Amador, Butte, El Dorado, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Joaquin, Sierra, Shasta, Tehama, Yuba, Colusa, Solano, Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino (south), Yolo
- 8 p.m. - Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus
- 9 p.m. - Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino (north), Siskiyou, Trinity
- 12 a.m., Oct. 27 - Alpine, Calaveras, Mariposa, Tuolumne
- 9 p.m. Oct. 27 - Kern
READ MORE ON PG&E'S POWER OUTAGES:
- PG&E power shutoffs resources | Need to know
- How do you prepare for PG&E Power Safety Shutoffs | You tell us
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- Newsom 'owns' blackouts, takes political risk
- California pursues a holy grail: high-tech data to predict how wildfire will spread
- Will taxpayers have to pay for fixing PG&E's website?
- Your questions on PG&E power outages, answered
- PG&E: Future shutoffs could cut power to 16 million people
- How community leaders plan to act for future PG&E power shutoffs
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