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With winds and fire danger, PG&E may shut off power on Monday in parts of 13 Northern California counties | Update

The counties that could be impacted by the potential power shutoffs are Solano, Yolo, Butte, Plumas, Stanislaus and Colusa.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Update Sunday Morning:

Placer, Yuba and Madera counties have been removed from the list impacted by potential shutoffs, according to PG&E's outage watch updates.

Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Kings, Merced, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties have been added to the list of impacted areas.

Original Story:

Another round of PG&E power shutoffs could begin starting on Monday due to upcoming weather conditions and dry fuels.

PG&E says the reason why they might cut off the power is that a weather system coming into Nevada will bring gusty winds and dry conditions from Monday morning through Tuesday. 

While PG&E says dead fuel moisture improved in some places, they are still below what is normal at this time of year.

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The National Weather Service issued a fire weather watch from late Sunday to Tuesday.

PG&E says just because a county is listed in the potential power shutoff does not mean the entire area will lose electricity.  

Parts of 13 counties in Northern California could be impacted by the next round of PG&E power shutoffs. Throughout the state, there are about 18 counties that could be impacted. 

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Here are the updated 23 counties potentially impacted by shutoffs:

  • Solano
  • Yolo
  • Butte
  • Plumas
  • Stanislaus
  • Colusa
  • Lake
  • Glenn
  • Shasta
  • Tehama
  • Fresno
  • Kern
  • San Benito
  • Sonoma
  • Napa
  • Alameda
  • Contra Costa
  • San Joaquin
  • Kings
  • Merced
  • Monterey
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Santa Barbara

RELATED: Sacramento Weather Forecast

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:

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