Updated Jan. 18, 5:09 p.m.
Pacific Gas and Electric says it will cut power to around 5,465 Central Valley and Central Coast customers starting Monday night to try and prevent its equipment from starting wildfires.
Strong winds are forecast Monday evening through Wednesday morning. PG&E said it could shut off power in Fresno, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Tulare counties. The number was reduced Sunday night from earlier estimates of around 21,000 customers potentially losing power.
This is the furthest into the cold months that PG&E has called for a possible shutoff. In December, the utility called off a planned shutoff that would have cut power to around 8,500 customers. It was only the second time PG&E has called off a shutoff, the first being in November 2018.
PG&E said no shut offs are planned for the North State or Bay Area regions currently because of recent rains.
Click the search bar in the bottom left corner of this map to see if your address falls within the areas that could be impacted. This map is approximate, but PG&E also has an address lookup tool that will provide more exact information.
If you do fall within the blackout area, this does not mean that you will definitely lose power, just that you are within the area that PG&E may shut off power to.
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