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Potential PSPS event could impact 12,000 PG&E customers Tuesday across 8 Northern California counties

Potential PSPS event could impact 12,000 PG&E customers Tuesday across 8 Northern California counties

YOLO COUNTY – Nearly 12,000 Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) customers in eight Northern California counties could be affected by a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) on Tuesday.

PG&E says PSPS could affect customers in Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Napa, Shasta, Solano, Tehama and Yolo counties.

PG&E said nearly 12,000 customers in those eight counties could be affected by the power outage. Most of those customers are in Shasta County, where PG&E said nearly 8,900 customers could be affected. Approximately 1,900 customers in Tehama County and 500 in Colusa County could be without power.

The closure could affect 200 customers in Yolo County, while fewer than 100 customers could be affected in Lake, Napa and Solano counties.

The utility added that the event could begin Tuesday morning and continue into Wednesday.

There will be six community resource centers available in the counties. These centers will have ADA accessible restrooms, device charging, Wi-Fi, blankets, air conditioning, water, and snacks.

Specific directions, maps, and outage details are typically available two days before the outage. PG&E customers can also sign up for notifications online after entering their address.

Customers who may be affected will receive or be notified by an automated text message, email or phone call on Sunday.

A PSPS generally affects certain areas of a county, not the entire county. However, PG&E said that due to grid interconnectivity, any location with PG&E territory may be subject to a PSPS event.

A Red Flag Warning was issued for parts of the Sacramento Valley, lower foothills and delta, effective Monday night. Northerly winds of approximately 20 to 35 mph, combined with triple-digit heat and low humidity, put the area at elevated fire risk.