Updated Oct. 11, 10:01 p.m.
PG&E is starting to turn the power back on for the more than 24,000 customers who the utility cut service to Monday as high winds hit much of Northern California, but more shutoffs could be on the way.
While a red flag warning covering much of the region is expected to end Tuesday, PG&E says it is already monitoring another wind storm that could lead to more shutoffs Wednesday.
Here's when shut-offs took effect Monday in different areas:
- 4 a.m.: Colusa, Glenn, Tehama, Butte, Plumas, Grindstone Rancheria, Mooretown Rancheria
- 5 a.m.: Tehama, Yolo, Napa, Solano
- 5:30 a.m.: Yolo, Colusa, Contra Costa, Alameda, Stanislaus, San Benito, Kern, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Fresno, Cortina Rancheria
- 6 a.m.: Yolo, Shasta, Tehama, Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Middletown Rancheria
- 12 p.m.: Kern
- 6 p.m.: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
While many counties affected had fewer than 100 customers have power shut off by the utility, as many as 4,000 were without service in Tehama, Lake and Solano counties. Placer County, which initially was expected to be included, was removed from the warning Sunday.
Winds were forecast to reach as much as 30-50 mph Monday into Tuesday. That paired with incredibly dry conditions led the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for much of Northern California from 11 p.m. Sunday through 7 p.m. Tuesday.
🚩 A Red Flag Warning has been issued for much of interior Northern California. Gusty winds will develop late tonight into Tuesday, and combined with dry conditions and fuels, will lead to critical fire weather conditions. Practice fire safety! #cawx pic.twitter.com/rmfbZmIBLg— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) October 10, 2021
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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