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SoCal Edison power shutoffs go into effect

Power Lines
Posted at 10:50 AM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 13:50:56-04

Southern California Edison power shutoffs have gone into effect in Tehachapi, Bear Valley Springs and Stallion Springs. According to the company's website, more than 5,200 customers are being impacted.

There are still about 4,000 customers in areas under public safety planned shutoff consideration. Those areas are Golden Hills, Keene, Frazier Park, Pine Mountain Club, Lebec, as well as other parts of Tehachapi, Bear Valley and Stallion Springs.

Meanwhile, PG&E has started yet another round of intentional power cuts this week to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires. The latest blackouts come just two weeks after it left nearly a million customers in the dark for days.

The new shutoffs are affecting people in 17 counties and include Sonoma and Napa.

PG&E says about 179,000 Northern California customers will lose electricity in the latest shutoff. PG&E is reporting at least one shutoff here in kern county affecting 14 customers.