SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Hundreds of thousands of residents across California are without power as PG&E attempts to reduce the risk of a major wildfire.
In the Bay Area, the company will shut off power to 274,000 customers. In California, the blackout will affect 800,000 customers.
Portions of eight out of the nine Bay Area counties will be impacted.
San Francisco county is the only county in the Bay Area that will not be affected by the power outages.
Below is a map of the different maps showing areas impacted by the outages:
The areas in red are in the Bay Area. The rest of California is in blue.
PG&E said power shutoffs will happen in three phases.
Below are areas in the first phase:
- El Dorado
- Nevada Placer
The second phase of shutoffs happened late Wednesday has impacted service to about 234,000 customers in the following counties:
- Contra Costa
- San Joaquin
- San Mateo
- Santa Clara
San Jose officials confirm that the noon shutoff will primarily affect East San Jose along the foothills and South San Jose in the area of Almaden Valley.
PG&E said a third phase is being considered for the southernmost portions of PG&E’s service area, impacting about 4,000 customers.
Specific locations are still to be determined.