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No PG&E power shut offs for 10 counties as winds shift | Update

PG&E reduced the number of customers impacted to 6,200 Wednesday night.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Update 1 p.m.

PG&E said they will not shut off power for customers in the northern portion of their service area Thursday. 5,500 customers in the following counties will not have their power shut off:

  • Butte
  • Colusa
  • Glenn
  • Lake
  • Napa
  • Shasta
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Tehama
  • Yolo

PG&E did add that 670 customers in Kern County could still be impacted by power shut-offs starting Thursday.

Update 8 a.m.

Yolo County announced on Twitter that because of shifting winds, there will be no power shutoffs. 

Update: 10:20 p.m.

PG&E said they will need to shut off power to 6,200 customers across 11 counties.

PG&E dropped Plumas County from their breakdown of impacted customers in a prior update. The most current list of impacted customers is available below.

  • Butte:  768 customers, 69 Medical Baseline customers
  • Colusa: 553 customers, 38 Medical Baseline customers
  • Glenn: 376 customers, 22 Medical Baseline customers
  • Kern: 664 customers, 34 Medical Baseline customers
  • Lake: 94 customers, 3 Medical Baseline customers
  • Napa: 468 customers, 22 Medical Baseline customers
  • Shasta: 721 customers, 53 Medical Baseline customers
  • Solano: 1,026 customers, 72 Medical Baseline customers
  • Sonoma: 127 customers, 3 Medical Baseline customers
  • Tehama: 1,227 customers, 126 Medical Baseline
  • Yolo: 250 customers, 5 Medical Baseline customers

Update: Oct. 13, 9 p.m.

A Public Safety Power Shutoff originally expected to impact 29,000 customers has been reduced to 6,200 customers across 11 counties. 

It's the latest drop in scope for the potential power outages on Oct. 14, which came due to what PG&E said was improving weather conditions.

PG&E also dropped Plumas County from their breakdown of potentially impacted customers in their latest update. The current list of potentially impacted customers is available below.

  • Butte:  768 customers, 69 Medical Baseline customers
  • Colusa: 553 customers, 38 Medical Baseline customers
  • Glenn: 376 customers, 22 Medical Baseline customers
  • Kern: 664 customers, 34 Medical Baseline customers
  • Lake: 94 customers, 3 Medical Baseline customers
  • Napa: 468 customers, 22 Medical Baseline customers
  • Shasta: 721 customers, 53 Medical Baseline customers
  • Solano: 1,026 customers, 72 Medical Baseline customers
  • Sonoma: 127 customers, 3 Medical Baseline customers
  • Tehama: 1,227 customers, 126 Medical Baseline
  • Yolo: 250 customers, 5 Medical Baseline customers

Customers can also look up their address online to find out if their location is being monitored for the potential safety shutoff at www.pge.com/pspsupdates

Helpful links from PG&E:

Here's PG&E's interactive map showing areas of current and potential outages. Type in your address to see if you are impacted:

Original story:

More Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) customers in 12 counties and tribal communities and lands throughout Northern California may be without power this week

In a news release from PG&E Tuesday, the windy weather that is expected in the coming days, mixed with "extreme to exceptional drought and extremely dry vegetation" will cause the power company to send out two-day advance notifications to approximately 29,000 customers. 

That number was decreased to about 16,000 in an update from PG&E Wednesday.

RELATED: PG&E releases 2021 plan for public safety power shutoffs

Customers impacted by county:

  • Butte County: 938 customers, 83 Medical Baseline customers
  • Colusa County: 553 customers, 38 Medical Baseline customers
  • Glenn County: 376 customers, 22 Medical Baseline customers
  • Kern County: 655 customers, 34 Medical Baseline customers
  • Lake County: 1,696 customers, 112 Medical Baseline customers
  • Napa County: 3,317 customers, 150 Medical Baseline customers
  • Plumas County: 409 customers, 7 Medical Baseline customers
  • Shasta County: 4,768 customers, 419 Medical Baseline customers
  • Solano County: 1,355 customers, 97 Medical Baseline customers
  • Sonoma County: 144 customers, 3 Medical Baseline customers
  • Tehama County: 1,228 customers, 126 Medical Baseline customers
  • Yolo County: 405 customers, 13 Medical Baseline customers

Also, customers could be potentially impacted in the tribal areas of Grindstone Rancheria, Mooretown Rancheria and Pit River Tribes, according to PG&E.

The company says customers could see their power impacted as soon as Thursday morning. They point out that this is to "reduce the risk of wildfire from energized power lines."

Yuba County Office of Emergency Services posted on Facebook Tuesday saying the shut-off is expected to last until early Friday afternoon. On Wednesday they announced there were no PSPS events planned for the county.

And then there were none... PG&E now tells us there are no more PSPS events planned for any part of Yuba County this...

Posted by Yuba County Office of Emergency Services on Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Related: PG&E issues 'All Clear' to start restoring power to impacted customers in power shutoffs | Update

PG&E started restoring power to some of the 25,000 customers impacted by their recent Public Safety Power Shutoffs that happened on Monday, Oct. 11. The planned power outages happened amid high winds and potential wildfire risk. Customers in portions of more than 20 counties were impacted. PG&E expects power for those impacted to be restored Tuesday night.

Customers can also look up their address online to find out if their location is being monitored for the potential safety shutoff at www.pge.com/pspsupdates

Helpful links from PG&E:

Here's PG&E's interactive map showing areas of current and potential outages. Type in your address to see if you are impacted:

Direct support:

Customers can 211 or text "PSPS" to 211211. PG&E says the free hotline can provide free "local health and social services during PSPS events as well as during natural disasters and other emergencies." Service is proved in English, Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin. Interpreters are provided for more than 100 languages.

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