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PG&E Cancels Power Shutoffs in Parts of 5 Bay Area Counties

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PG&E on Thursday morning said it canceled power shutoffs to customers in parts of six counties, including the five Bay Area counties that were on the outage list as of early Thursday morning due to high fire danger.

The latest Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) were expected to impact customers in Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Santa Clara and Sonoma counties, but changing weather conditions prompted the utility to reduce the scope of the PSPS.

"Due to a change in weather conditions, we reduced our Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) scope to nine counties," PG&E said in a statement. "We canceled shutoffs for the following six counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Santa Clara and Sonoma. As a result, no Bay Area counties are impacted by this PSPS event that began on Wednesday, October 21."

The breakdown below shows the original estimated scope of the power shutoffs in the Bay Area, including a window for when the power was expected to go out.

  • Alameda County: 336 customers (1 a.m. - 4 a.m. Thursday)
  • Contra Costa County: 201 customers (1 a.m. - 2 a.m. Thursday)
  • Napa County: 3,296 customers (4 a.m. - 6 a.m. Thursday)
  • Santa Clara County: 236 (3 a.m. - 4 a.m. Thursday)
  • Sonoma County: 135 customers (4 a.m. - 6 a.m. Thursday)

PSPS Outages Map

An outage planned by PG&E will affect residents in 15 counties. See if your area may be affected with this general outline. Click on each community center to see more information on operating hours and utilities, as well as directions.

To see if your home or business will be affected by the shut down, look up your address here.

Data: PG&E

To find out if your home or business will lose power, use PG&E's address lookup tool here.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Friday for higher elevations in the Bay Area due to high fire danger from predicted gusty winds and low humidity.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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