Another Outage Looking Likely

Nov 18, 2019

Shutoffs expected Wednesday.
Credit Jeff Chiu / AP Photo

Pacific Gas and Electric Company customers may be left in the dark again Wednesday and part of Thursday as the company considers pre-emptively interrupting electricity service due to fire risk.


The company yesterday began notifying 264,000 customers across 22 counties.


A National Weather Service red flag fire warning is set to take effect early Wednesday morning at 4 a.m. The warning expires Thursday morning at 7. Areas under warning stretch from near coastal Mendocino and Sonoma County to nearly the Sierra crest in Plumas and Shasta counties and from the Siskiyou County line nearly to Stockton.

Dry north and northeast winds are expected to reach 35 miles per hour, with gusts to 55 miles per hour. 


PG&E said it will attempt to send additional warnings prior to shutting down power and will operate Community Resource Centers in affected areas.