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PG&E notifying customers of potential power shutoffs

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Posted at 9:30 PM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-06 00:40:48-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Electric company PG&E says some customers may be notified that their power may need to be shut off to lower the risk of destructive wildfires on Monday and Tuesday.

The company says they are monitoring the possibility of strong winds forecast for both days, and that customers in 17 counties including Kern are receiving 48-hour notices for shutoffs.

PG&E's website says 54 customers in Kern County could be impacted by the outage as of Saturday night.

The following counties are where customers are being notified: Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Humboldt, Kern, Lake, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Sonoma, Tehama, Tuolumne and Yuba.

The potential PG&E shutoffs are seperate from Flex Alerts issued by California’s Independent System Operator between the hours of 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.