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PG&E to cut power in Napa, Sonoma as part of broader planned outage

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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. plans to cut off electricity to an estimated 3,400 customers in Sonoma and Napa counties early Thursday as part of a broader planned power shut-off across parts of Northern California aimed at preventing the utility’s equipment from sparking new fires during a period of hazardous weather.

Roughly 135 homes and businesses in Sonoma County, all of which are in unincorporated land east of Healdsburg down to the Sonoma-Napa county line near Calistoga, will see their power turned off as early as 3 a.m. Thursday, according to company officials. Nearly 3,300 customers within Napa County will be impacted by the planned outages at around the same time, said PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian.

Almost 130 homes and businesses in Lake County will also be affected.

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50,000 PG&E customers may lose power Wednesday

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. — PG&E says Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) are possible midweek.

This comes after the North Bay’s Fire Weather Watch was upgraded to a Red Flag Warning on Monday.

According to PG&E, dangerous fire conditions are expected to start Wednesday night in Northern California and continue through Friday morning primarily in the following areas:

Northern Sacramento Valley and adjacent elevated terrain;
The Northern Sierra Nevada generally north of I-80;
The North Bay mountains; and
Mt. Diablo in the East Bay.

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