September 24 2021 03:30 pm

PG&E warns of power shutoff for parts of 16 counties on Tuesday

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(KTXL) — PG&E warns parts of 16 counties may be affected by a power shutoff in order to avoid the possibility of igniting a fire. 

According to PG&E, about 39,000 customers could have their power shut off Tuesday night.

The majority of customers — about 27,000 — are in Butte and Shasta counties, but residents of 14 other counties may also be affected, PG&E said.

Given this wind event and current conditions including extreme to exceptional drought and
extremely dry vegetation, PG&E has begun sending 48-hour advance notifications to customers
in targeted areas where PG&E may need to proactively turn power off for safety to reduce the
risk of wildfire from energized power lines.

PG&E

Customers by county who could potentially be affected by this power shutoff:

  • Butte County: 13,841 customers, 1,366 Medical Baseline customers
  • Glenn County: 17 customers, 2 Medical Baseline customers
  • Humboldt County: 643 customers, 13 Medical Baseline customers
  • Lake County: 2,727 customers, 184 Medical Baseline customers
  • Lassen County: 65 customers, 7 Medical Baseline customers
  • Mendocino County: 239 customers, 15 Medical Baseline customers
  • Napa County: 1,804 customers, 87 Medical Baseline customers
  • Plumas County: 778 customers, 27 Medical Baseline customers
  • Shasta County: 14,027 customers, 1,239 Medical Baseline customers
  • Sierra County: 1,035 customers, 30 Medical Baseline customers
  • Solano County: 71 customers, 3 Medical Baseline customers
  • Sonoma County: 106 customers, 1 Medical Baseline customer
  • Tehama County: 2,856 customers, 219 Medical Baseline customers
  • Trinity County: 426 customers, 21 Medical Baseline customers
  • Yolo County: 100 customers, 4 Medical Baseline customers
  • Yuba County: 531 customers, 49 Medical Baseline customers

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