LOS ANGELES About 450,000 people were without power starting at 7 oclock this morning as dry weather and strong winds roll through Northern California, increasing the risk of fires.
The number of affected customers was cut in half from Pacific Gas & Electrics original estimates, affecting 18 counties. The shutoffs began with Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and portions of Sonoma and Yolo counties, the utility giant said.
Fire danger across the region is expected through Thursday morning, with a red flag warning in place, as a low-pressure system descends into Southern California, bringing the first rain and snow of the season.
Stay connected to the stories and events that make your community a special place to call home.
Subscriptions start at $14.90/month.View subscription options
- Unmatched coverage of Allen County’s local news and sports, a tradition dating back to 1867
- Compelling portraits of our residents, experienced reporting and thoughtful analysis
- Unlimited online access to iolaregister.com and our archives