SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — PG&E announced Sunday they may be shutting off power to portions of 32 counties across California starting Tuesday.
PG&E says they are monitoring a new wind event forecasted for Tuesday morning through midday Wednesday.
This weather event is a separate system from the one that triggered the October 26 shutoff that is still active.
Portions of these counties that may be impacted:
- Contra Costa
- El Dorado
- San Mateo
- Santa Clara
- Santa Cruz
The utility already has turned off power to more than 2.3 million people in an effort to prevent its equipment from sparking deadly wildfires.
Those outages are expected to last through Monday morning.
PG&E says they will try to restore power to as many customers as possible who are currently blacked out.
However, some customers who don’t have power now may remain dark throughout the duration of the next potential shutoff event.
If the winds hold and the utility cuts power, it would be the third major power shut-off in a week.
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