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

The utility said they've started restoring power where possible.
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Smoke billows behind power lines as the Dixie Fire burns along Highway 70 in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Friday, July 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Update: 10 p.m.

PG&E said they'll start restoring power to some of the 25,000 customer impacted by their recent Public Safety Power Shutoff.

The planned power outages happened amid high winds and potential wildfire risk. Customers in portions of more than 20 counties were impacted.

PG&E started issuing the "All Clear" in some locations on Monday. However, the utility is also monitoring a forecast that could bring more high winds into their service area Wednesday night and into Thursday morning which could lead to power shutoffs.

Original Story:

Some Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) customers in 20 counties throughout California may be without power starting Monday.

The combination of high winds, drought conditions and dry vegetation can lead to increased fire danger. A spark, whether from a power line, chain dragging, or cigarette, could cause a fire to start and move quickly.

PG&E said it started sending out one-day advance notifications Sunday morning to customers where the company may need to turn off the power, according to a press release.

These outages could affect about 25,000 customers across 20 counties. That number has been reduced from an initial 44,000 customers across 32 counties.

Near the Sacramento area, 4,561 customers in Solano County, 515 customers in Yolo County and 309 customers in Plumas County could be affected by power outages.

The Plumas County Sheriff's Office said power shutoffs could start between 1 a.m. and 9 a.m. Monday. Impacts are anticipated for the Bucks Lake area and a portion of the Feather River Canyon.

The city of Fairfield recently announced Red Flag Closures for certain city properties. According to data from PG&E, roughly 667 customers in Fairfield could be impacted by the current power shutoff scope. Rockville Hills Regional Park, Spyglass Open Space and the Serpas Ranch/Rolling Hills Open Space are closing from sunset on Sunday to sunrise on Wednesday due to the fire risk and weather conditions.

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PG&E expects the planned power outages to start early Monday morning around 4 a.m.


Oct. 11 at 4 a.m. -- Colusa, Glenn, Tehama, Butte, Plumas, Grindstone Rancheria, Mooretown Rancheria

Oct. 11 at 5 a.m. -- Tehama, Yolo, Napa, Solano

Oct. 11 at 5:30 a.m. -- Yolo, Colusa, Contra Costa, Alameda, Stanislaus, San Benito, Kern, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Fresno, Cortina Rancheria

Oct. 11 at 6 a.m. --  Yolo, Shasta, Tehama, Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Middletown Rancheria

Oct. 11 at 12 p.m. -- Kern

Oct. 11 6 p.m. -- San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara

PG&E said just because a county is listed in the potential power shutoff does not mean the entire area will lose electricity. Customers can look up their address HERE to see if they might be affected by the power shut-offs.

According to the utility provider, power shutoffs are a proactive measure to reduce the risk of wildfires caused by power lines.

Power restoration efforts are expected to start Tuesday afternoon.

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:

How to check power outages of other providers:

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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