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PG&E could shut off power to parts of North State today due to critical fire weather

National Weather Service Red Flag Warning
National Weather Service
National Weather Service Red Flag Warning

Thousands of PG&E customers, many in the northern Sacramento Valley and surrounding foothills, could have their power shut off this evening due to critical fire weather conditions.

PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno said today's shut offs could start as early as 6 p.m. and power would be expected to be restored tomorrow afternoon.

“This will impact 5,200 customers in northern California counties,” Moreno said. “With most of these customers in Shasta and Tehama counties.”

Other areas that could be affected include Butte, Colusa and Glenn counties, and for the Grindstone Rancheria and Pit River Tribes.

“We advise folks to keep your electronic devices fully charged. Have frozen bottles of water available to transfer from your freezer to your refrigerator to help keep your food cold. And of course, keep your refrigerator closed as much as possible,” Moreno said. “And definitely use battery powered lanterns and flashlights.”

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for much of the northern Sacramento Valley from 11 p.m. today through 5 p.m. tomorrow.

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