PG&E shutting off power to 450K people in California


National News

November 20, 2019 - 10:21 AM

PG&E plans to cut power to more Californians because of wildfire threats. TNS

LOS ANGELES — About 450,000 people were without power starting at 7 o’clock 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 & Electric’s 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.

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