Power shutoffs in Bay Area underway

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(KRON) – Customers across the Bay Area are in the dark.

PG&E has started to de-energize its electric lines for the public safety power shutoff on Saturday night.

Customers in the North and East Bays have reported their power is out.

This latest round of blackouts are due to an extreme wind event forecasted to hit Northern California, according to the utility.

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The total number of projected customers to be impacted across 38 counties is 940,000.

According to the PG&E, the shutoffs could last through Monday.

All Bay Area counties except San Francisco are expected to have some outages over the next three days.

The outages are expected to be rolled out at the following times Saturday:

4 p.m.

Amador, Butte, El Dorado, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Joaquin, Sierra, Shasta, Tehama, and Yuba

5 p.m.

Colusa, Marin, Mendocino (south), Napa, Sonoma, and Yolo

Solano will be closer to 6 p.m., per county officials

8 p.m.

Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino (north), Siskiyou, Trinity

Parts of Contra Costa is expected around 7 p.m., per county officials

Midnight

Alpine, Calaveras, Mariposa, and Tuolumne

9 p.m. on Sunday

Kern

PG&E has cut power to large areas of northern and central California to reduce the risk of its equipment sparking fires.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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