A utility company in California is proceeding with a planned power shutoff Saturday because of concerns about increasing winds and fires in Northern California, authorities said. The shutdown will affect more than 2 million customers, KTLA reported.
Pacific Gas & Electric said the planned shutoff will occur at 5 p.m. EDT in parts of 36 counties, The number of customers potentially impacted has risen from 850,000 to 940,000, SFGate reported.
The estimated number of total people impacted rose from 2.5 million to 2.8 million people, the website reported.
#PSPS UPDATE: 2nd PSPS Impact Expands by 90k Customers— PG&E (@PGE4Me) October 26, 2019
• Total projected impact now 940k in portions of 36 counties
• Power to be shutoff for safety in 6 zones starting @ approx 2PM today (weather dependent)
• Address look-up: https://t.co/AUFB81ZXtQ pic.twitter.com/mBxz5dhc78
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