Siskiyou County could be impacted by next round of PG&E Public Safety Shutoffs

Portions of 36 counties are included in PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff

Posted: Oct 25, 2019 3:09 PM
Updated: Oct 25, 2019 3:36 PM

SOMES BAR, Calif.-- Strong winds and dry conditions are prompting another round of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) in California. 

PG&E says it could start impacting service areas between Saturday and midday Monday. 

The potential PSPS is expected to affect approximately 850,000 customers in portions of 36 counties. Siskiyou County is included in that list. 

If the PSPS is implemented, 51 customers in Somes Bar would have their power shutoff. 

For the most accurate information about potentially impacted shutoff locations, PG&E has an address-lookup tool, CLICK HERE.

The weather forecast shows the potential for widespread winds between 45-60 miles per hour and peak gusts of 60-70 miles per hour in higher elevations.

PG&E says winds of this magnitude pose a higher risk of damage and sparks on the electric system and rapid wildfire spread. The fire risk is even higher because vegetation on the ground has been dried out by recent wind events.

PG&E is currently investigating if one of its transmission lines started the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County. 

The shutoffs could last for days. PG&E says customers should be prepared to go at least 48 hours without power. 

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