Updated Aug. 17 at 6:16 p.m.
Due to high fire risk weather, PG&E has started shutting off power to what could be as many as 51,000 customers in the Sierra Nevada foothills, North Coast, North Valley and North Bay mountains Tuesday evening.
The counties that could be impacted are Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Glenn, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Napa, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba counties. The majority of customers expected to lose power are in Butte and Shasta counties.
PG&E also expects that customers in the Cortina Rancheria, Grindstone Rancheria, Mooretown Rancheria, Pit River Tribes and Round Valley Reservation may be affected.
These shut offs are anticipated as hot, dry and windy weather combined with exceptional drought conditions and dry vegetation in the region create an increased risk for electrical systems to be damaged and fires to ignite. A red flag warning is in place for much of Northern California through Wednesday.
PG&E estimates that it will start work to restore power on Wednesday.
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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