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PG&E may shut off power to 8 NorCal counties during Wednesday wind event

PG&E warns of possible Northern California power shutoffs
PG&E warns of possible Northern California power shutoffs 00:19

YOLO COUNTY — Thousands of Pacific Gas and Electric customers in eight Northern California counties may be impacted by a public safety power shutoff that could start Wednesday evening.

The shutoffs are expected to begin by 6 p.m. Wednesday and could impact more than 4,200 customers. The numbers by county are:

  • Butte: 435 customers, 36 Medical Baseline customers in Pulga, Crest, Concow, Yankee Hill and Big Bend
  • Colusa: 484 customers, 37 Medical Baseline customers in Stonyford, Lodoga, Bear Valley Road
  • Glenn: 349 customers, 18 Medical Baseline customers in Elk Creek
  • Lake: 186 customers, 20 Medical Baseline customers
  • Napa: 7 customers, 0 Medical Baseline Customers
  • Shasta: 1,558 customers, 131 Medical Baseline customers in Igo, Round Mountain, Oak Run and Montgomery Creek
  • Tehama: 1,117 customers, 124Medical Baseline customers
  • Yolo: 10 non-residential customers northeast of Brooks

Additionally, two tribal communities could also be impacted.

  • Grindstone Rancheria: 48 customers, 4 Medical Baseline customers
  • Pit River Tribes: 8 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers

The potential shutoffs are a result of a forecasted dry wind event that will strengthen the risk of wildfires. The weather event should last through the night and into Thursday morning.

PG&E said it has already started sending notifications to those in the affected areas.

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