Gusty Winds May Trigger Power Shutoffs in Northern California Counties

Strong gusty winds in Northern California have prompted PG&E to consider implementing public safety power shutoffs in Tehama and Shasta Counties as early as tomorrow. These potential power shutoffs are aimed at reducing the risk of fires, as the utility company closely monitors the weather conditions.

PG&E has already alerted some customers in Tehama and Shasta Counties about the possible power shutoffs scheduled for Wednesday. However, the utility company states that additional counties, including parts of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Shasta, and Tehama, may also be affected starting from Thursday.

The decision to implement power shutoffs will depend on ongoing monitoring of weather conditions. PG&E is continuously assessing the situation to determine whether these measures are necessary to ensure public safety.

Furthermore, there will be a planned power outage in Greenville and Crescent Mills today between 4 and 6 p.m., affecting around 1,600 customers. This outage is due to PG&E switching from generator power in the area to a new main power line.

For more detailed information and updates on the potential power shutoffs, customers can visit PG&E’s official website or contact the utility company directly.

Power Shutoffs: Temporary shutdowns of electricity supply to reduce the risk of fires during adverse weather conditions.
PG&E: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a major utility company in Northern California.

Information provided by PG&E.