SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Several cities in the Bay Area are likely to be impacted by PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs this week, including parts of Napa, Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
Because of windy, dry weather conditions, a Fire Weather Watch is in effect starting Wednesday at 5 a.m. in the North Bay mountains and valleys, the East Bay hills and the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The Fire Weather Watch is in place until Thursday at 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
PG&E announced earlier Monday that it is monitoring a “severe wind event” that could cause power shutoffs in 30 California counties, including many in the Bay Area, Sierra Foothills and Central Valley.
The shutoffs may impact more than 600,000 PG&E customers statewide.
The strongest winds are likely overnight Wednesday and into early Thursday morning.
Areas to be impacted by PG&E power shutoffs include:
Napa County — Power shutoff beginning Wednesday morning, could last five days or more.
Danville — Power shutoff beginning Wednesday at midnight in Danville in areas surrounding Sycamore Valley, east of Alta Vista Drive and Camino Tassajara and the southern portion of town in the Fostoria Way and Crow Canyon neighborhoods. Power will likely be restored by 12 p.m. Thursday.
San Jose — Mayor Sam Liccardo said residents and business in east and south San Jose should prepare to be without power for up to seven days.
Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda — According to the City of Lafayette, power shutoffs will occur in the three surrounding cities beginning at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. The city says once fire weather conditions pass, power will be restored. The shutoff will impact approximately 21,421 customers in the region with 7,500 in Lafayette.
These area MAY be impacted by PG&E power shutoffs:
El Cerrito — Potential power shutoff in city limits beginning Wednesday, lasting until Thursday.
Berkeley — Power shutoff likely to impact parts of Berkeley.
Sonoma County — Region is under a “Public Safety Power Shutoff Watch,” according to the county. Sonoma County and Santa Rosa have declared local emergency proclamations to improve response times in case of power shutoffs.
Other counties possibly impacted: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, El Dorado County, Glenn County, Lake County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Nevada County, Placer County, Plumas County, San Joaquin County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Tehama County, Tuolumne County, Yolo County, Yuba County