October 9, 2019

Northern California: PG&E plans power shutoff to Napa County Wednesday morning, could last 5+ days

California: More than 513,000 PG&E customers without power with another 234,000 to lose power at 12:00pm PDT

More than 513,000 Northern California homes and businesses went dark Wednesday in the first phase of a Public Safety Power Shutoff aimed at curbing wildfire risks amid high winds and hot, dry conditions. Another 234,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers will lose power at noon California time, and 42,000 customers in the southernmost areas of the company’s reach could also go dark, the company said. The precautionary shutdown is expected to last through most of Thursday, and some municipalities could be without power longer as the utility ramps back up after the winds abate.

Quick Facts

Location: Across the state, including Bay Area, and Northern California

Date Started: 10/09/19

Impacted: Millions of Californians who use PG&E for power

News Coverage

  • Power’s out across Northern California. More than 500,000 customers expected to wake up with shutoff (Sacramento Bee)
  • Map: Where are the PG&E shutdowns, and when will the power come back? (Mercury News)
  • PG&E power shut-offs begin: Nearly 150,000 Bay Area customers in the dark (SF Gate)
  • PG&E power shutoff: What you need to know (Berkeleyside)