(KTXL) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is monitoring a strong offshore wind event that might force more power shutoffs for Northern California customers beginning Wednesday, Nov. 20, according to a statement released Sunday.
PG&E said the weather could prompt power shutoffs for 25 counties in the Sierra Foothills, North Valley and North Bay, impacting just over 303,000 customers. The shutoff could begin Wednesday morning and last until Thursday morning.
The following counties could be affected: Alameda, Amador, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba:
PG&E says it plans to notify customers Monday if they will be impacted.
California’s largest utility left vast areas of Northern and Central California in the dark in October to keep high winds from damaging electrical equipment and causing wildfires.
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