Outage Watch: PG&E says ‘shutoffs likely’ for Wednesday

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. — PG&E has an Outage Watch for Wednesday, saying Power Safety Shutoffs are likely.

This comes after the North Bay’s Fire Weather Watch was upgraded to a Red Flag Warning on Monday.

According to PG&E, dangerous fire conditions are expected to start Wednesday night in Northern California and continue through Friday morning primarily in the following areas:

Northern Sacramento Valley and adjacent elevated terrain;
The Northern Sierra Nevada generally north of I-80;
The North Bay mountains; and
Mt. Diablo in the East Bay.

Below is a list of customers who could potentially be affected by this PSPS event.

Alameda County: 3,485 customers, 190 Medical Baseline customers
Butte County: 11,243 customers, 985 Medical Baseline customers
Colusa County: 565 customers, 31 Medical Baseline customers
Contra Costa County: 536 customers, 42 Medical Baseline customers
Glenn County: 377 customers, 18 Medical Baseline customers
Humboldt County: 298 customers, 5 Medical Baseline customers
Lake County: 963 customers, 69 Medical Baseline customers
Lassen County: 319 customers, 17 Medical Baseline customers
Napa County: 2,032 customers, 82 Medical Baseline customers
Plumas County: 347 customers, 17 Medical Baseline customers
Santa Clara County: 236 customers, 9 Medical Baseline customers
Shasta County: 20,091 customers, 1,556 Medical Baseline customers
Solano County: 49 customers, 4 Medical Baseline customers
Sonoma County: 626 customers,18 Medical Baseline customers
Stanislaus County: 33 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
Tehama County: 7,421 customers, 650 Medical Baseline customers
Trinity County: 458 customers, 21 Medical Baseline customers
Yolo County: 11 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
Yuba County: 1,324 customers, 96 Medical Baseline customers
Total*: 50,414 customers, 3,810 Medical Baseline customers

Fire officials are tracking a third potential wind event this weekend. And while the Glass Fire is nearly completely contained, it’s areas that have burned in previous years that officials are concerned about. In the Fountaingrove area of Santa Rosa, homes are still under construction after burning down in the 2017 Tubbs fire.

“A lot of those areas have reestablished. There’s brush, their season grasses and there’s definitely a threat for a fire moving back through those areas again, so that’s why were continue ask our community to head to the warnings and be prepared for another fire at potentially in an area that has burned over the last several years,” said asst. fire marshall Paul Lowenthal with Santa Rosa Fire.

The power shutoffs could to into effect as early as Wednesday evening. Click here to learn more about outages,

PG&E will notify customers 48 hours in advance.

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