Maps show where PG&E may cut power in parts of 18 California counties


With hot, desiccating winds expected to kick up in Northern California Tuesday night, PG&E forecasters watched the weather well this morning to cut off the power on 48,000 customers across 18 counties in order to reduce the risk of fire in power lines. amid a wind event.

Considering an average of three people live in each household, shutting down the power could impact 144,000 people.

PG&E announced it could cut off power to about 48,000 customers across 18 counties in northern California on Tuesday to reduce the risk of fire in power lines.

PG&E announced it could cut off power to about 48,000 customers across 18 counties in northern California on Tuesday to reduce the risk of fire in power lines.

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PG&E began sending 48-hour advance notifications via text, email and automatic Sunday night phone calls to customers in targeted areas to warn them of a potential closure that would begin Tuesday night and last on Wednesday.

Most of the affected customers — about 31,000 — are in Butte and Shasta County near the Dixie Fire, PG&E said in statements Monday night.

In the Bay Area, more than 2,000 residents may lose power in the North Bay, including in Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties.

The National Weather Service has issued a warning to watch weather over high-risk wildfires due to high winds in the inland North Bay and East Bay hills that exceed 1,000 feet. The biggest threat is on the hills in northeastern Napa County that are less risky for the Sonoma Coast, Marine and Santa Clara Mountains, the weather service said.

PG&E announced it could cut off power to about 48,000 customers across 18 counties in Northern California on Tuesday to reduce the risk of fires in power lines.

PG&E announced it could cut power to about 48,000 customers across 18 counties in Northern California on Tuesday to reduce the risk of fire in power lines.

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Here are the number of customers who may lose power in 18 counties. You can also see four places where the lock could happen in this story.

-Butte County: 11,114 customers, 1,027 basic medical customers
-Colusa County: 509 customers, 33 basic medical customers
-Count Glenn: 207 clients, 10 basic medical clients
-Humboldt County: 681 customers, 16 basic medical customers
-Lake County: 2,083 customers, 136 basic medical customers
-Lassen County: 65 customers, 7 basic medical customers
-Mendocino County: 669 customers, 30 basic medical customers
-Napa County: 2,041 customers, 99 basic medical customers
-County Nevada: 133 clients, 3 basic medical clients
-Plumas County: 660 customers, 24 basic medical customers
-Count Shasta: 19,999 customers, 1,713 basic medical customers
-Sierra County: 1,036 customers, 30 basic medical customers
-County Solano: 44 customers, 0 basic medical customers
-Sonoma County: 240 customers, 9 basic medical customers
-Tehama County: 7,473 customers, 671 basic medical customers
-Trinity County: 428 customers, 21 basic medical customers
-Count Yolo: 11 customers, 0 basic medical customers
-Yuba County: 487 customers, 47 basic medical customers

California’s largest utility has been responsible for hundreds of fires in recent years that have destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres and thousands of homes.


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