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PG&E Power Shut Off: List of Bay Area, California cities affected by outage

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- PG&E has confirmed that it will shut off power to nearly 800,000 customers across Northern and Central California starting just after midnight.

MAPS: PG&E power outage is affecting these Bay Area cities

Here's a list of areas impacted, by county:

ALAMEDA

Albany, Oakland, Castro Valley, Fremont, Union City, Berkeley, Hayward, San Leandro, Sunol, Pleasanton, Livermore

ALPINE

Bear Valley

AMADOR

Pioneer, Jackson, Sutter Creek, Pine Grove, Plymouth, Volcano, Fiddletown, River Pines, Amador City, Drytown, Martell, Ione

BUTTE

Oroville, Chico, Magalia, Paradise, Berry Creek, Forest Ranch, Palermo, Bangor, Cohasset, Butte Meadows, Clipper Mills, Forbestown, Stirling City, Feather Falls, Biggs, Brush Creek, Yankee Hill, Gridley, Rackerby, Butte Valley, Hurleton, Paradise Pines

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CALAVERAS

Arnold, Angels Camp, Copperopolis, Murphys, San Andreas, West Point, Mountain Ranch, Mokelumne Hill, Rail Road Flat, Vallecito, Wilseyville, Hathaway Pines, Avery, Glencoe, Douglas Flat, Sheep Ranch, White Pines, Dorrington, Camp Connell, Tamarack, Altaville, Valley Springs

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COLUSA

Arbuckle, Stonyford, Williams, Sites, Maxwell

CONTRA COSTA

San Ramon, Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Pinole, Richmond, Kensington, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Canyon, San Pablo, Pittsburg, Rodeo, Concord, Antioch, Martinez

EL DORADO

Placerville, El Dorado Hills, Pollock Pines, Cameron Park, Camino, Rescue, El Dorado, Somerset, Cool, Shingle Springs, Georgetown, Garden Valley, Diamond Springs, Pilot Hill, Grizzly Flats, Twin Bridges, Greenwood, Kyburz, Lotus, Kelsey, Mount Aukum, Coloma, Pacific House, Fair Play, Omo Ranch, Silver Fork, Canyon, Aukum

GLENN

Orland, Willows, Artois, Elk Creek, Glenn

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HUMBOLDT

TBA

KERN

TBA

LAKE

Clearlake, Lakeport, Clearlake Oaks, Lucerne, Nice, Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Middletown, Kelseyville, Cobb, Hidden Valley Lake, Glenhaven, Witter Springs, Clearlake Park, Loch Lomond

PG&E will open Community Resource Centers in several locations starting Wed 10/9 @ 8 am. They will remain open during daylight hrs only. Restrooms, bottled water, electronic-device charging, a/c seating for up to 100 will be available. Full list: https://t.co/vijezmus4h#PSPSpic.twitter.com/akyzAMkLha

— PG&E (@PGE4Me) October 8, 2019


MARIN

Bolinas (767 Households), Fairfax (11 Households), Mill Valley (4,444 Households), Muir Beach (178 Households), Olema (2 Households), Sausalito (3,515 Households), Stinson Beach (819 Households)

** Update on time of impact ** Public Safety Power Shutoff confirmed for parts of Marin County. https://t.co/jQUobpNfTW

— Marin County Sheriff (@MarinSheriff) October 8, 2019


MARIPOSA

Coulterville, La Grange, Greeley Hill, Mariposa

MENDOCINO

Ukiah, Potter Valley, Hopland, Redwood Valley, Willits, Boonville, Calpella, Talmage, Fort Bragg

NAPA

Napa, Saint Helena, Calistoga, Angwin, Pope Valley, Rutherford, Oakville, Deer Park, Lake Berryessa, Yountville, American Canyon

NEVADA

Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Rough and Ready, Soda Springs, North San Juan, Washington, Norden, Chicago Park, Cedar Ridge, Truckee, Kingvale

PLACER

Auburn, Lincoln, Loomis, Colfax, Newcastle, Foresthill, Granite Bay, Meadow Vista, Penryn, Rocklin, Applegate, Alta, Dutch Flat, Emigrant Gap, Weimar, Gold Run, Baxter, Roseville, Sheridan, Christian Valley

PLUMAS

La Porte, Quincy, Belden, Storrie, Twain, Bucks Lake, Tobin

SAN JOAQUIN

Vernalis, Tracy, Stockton, Farmington

SAN MATEO

Half Moon Bay, El Granada, Woodside, Moss Beach, Montara, Portola Valley, Pescadero, La Honda, Redwood City, San Gregorio, Loma Mar, San Mateo, Menlo Park, Emerald Hills, Pacifica, Princeton

SANTA BARBARA

Santa Maria

SANTA CLARA

San Jose, Morgan Hill, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Redwood Estates, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Coyote, Gilroy, Mount Hamilton, Palo Alto, Holy City, Saratoga,

SANTA CRUZ

Aptos, Boulder Creek, Watsonville, Scotts Valley, Soquel, Ben Lomond, Felton, Santa Cruz, Mount Hermon, Brookdale, Davenport, Capitola, Freedom, La Selva Beach, Corralitos, Bonny Doon

SHASTA

Redding, Anderson, Shingletown, Palo Cedro, Cottonwood, Lakehead, Millville, Bella Vista, Oak Run, Whitmore, Igo, Round Mountain, Montgomery Creek, Big Bend, Shasta Lake, Ono, Shasta, Burney

SIERRA

Sierra City, Downieville, Alleghany, Goodyears Bar, Pike City

SOLANO

Fairfield, Vacaville, Suisun City, Vallejo, Dixon

SONOMA

Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Petaluma, Healdsburg, Cloverdale, Glen Ellen, Penngrove, Geyserville, Kenwood, Rohnert Park, Windsor, Annapolis, Stewarts Point, Cotati, Cazadero, Guerneville, Larkfield, El Verano, Boyes Hot Springs, Fulton, Bodega Bay

STANISLAUS

Westley, Grayson, Patterson, Oakdale, Knights Ferry, La Grange, Modesto, Riverbank

TEHAMA

Red Bluff, Los Molinos, Gerber, Corning, Mineral, Paynes Creek, Manton, Vina, Tehama, Mill Creek, Paskenta, Proberta, Flournoy

TRINITY

TBA

TUOLUMNE

Sonora, Groveland, Twain Harte, Jamestown, Tuolumne, Mi Wuk Village, Pinecrest, Columbia, Soulsbyville, Long Barn, Strawberry, Chinese Camp, Cold Springs, Moccasin, Big Oak Flat, Sierra Village

YOLO

Winters, Esparto, Guinda, Capay, Brooks, Madison, Rumsey, Woodland, Davis, Dunnigan, Zamora

YUBA

Marysville, Browns Valley, Oregon House, Brownsville, Wheatland, Dobbins, Camptonville, Smartville, Challenge, Rackerby, Strawberry Valley, Loma Rica

See the list of areas impacted, resources from PG&E here.

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Map shows neighborhoods impacted by PG&E power shutoffs

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A wide view of the map shows much of Northern California will have its power shut off starting late Tuesday night. (Continue clicking or swiping through the gallery for a closer look.)

A wide view of the map shows much of Northern California will have its power shut off starting late Tuesday night. (Continue clicking or swiping through the gallery for a closer look.)

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More than 250,000 Pacific Gas & Electric customers in the Bay Area will lose power starting Wednesday as the utility company plans to preemptively shut down power to mitigate wildfire risks.

On Tuesday afternoon, the utility announced will shut off power to 800,000 customers in Northern and Central California starting early Wednesday. PG&E said it would notify affected customers directly.

An interactive map on PG&E's website shows wide swaths of the Bay Area that will be affected by a PSPS, or public safety power shutoff. See the gallery at the top of this story for a selection of areas at risk.

Looking through the affected areas, you'll notice the hilly areas of the South Bay and East Bay are especially vulnerable.

Just because an area of the map is highlighted doesn't mean the power will definitely be shut off there. The map is also subject to change.

You can also zoom in and find your neighborhood on PG&E's interactive map on its website (though the website was intermittently down throughout the day). If the page loads, scroll down and find the second map.

The weather this week is expected to be dry and windy, which makes the risk of a catastrophic wildfire high, PG&E officials said. The utility company wants to shut off power so its electric equipment doesn't start a wildfire as has happened in recent years.

MORE:'Inside slider' wind event forecast to bring extreme fire danger to San Francisco Bay Area

The number of potential customers affected in each Bay Area county, according to PG&E, is:

Marin County customers were added to the possible outage warning mid-day Tuesday, but PG&E didn't immediately report a number of customers.

As of Tuesday afternoon, San Francisco County is not expected to be affected.

Bay City News contributed to this report. 

Alix Martichoux is an SFGate digital editor. Read her latest stories and send her news tips at [email protected]

PG&E confirms power will shut off to 800,000 customers statewide

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After days of warning, Pacific Gas & Electric confirmed Tuesday afternoon that 800,000 customers across 34 California counties would be left in the dark starting at midnight.

The utility planned the shut-off as a precaution due to high wildfire risk.

"The power will be turned off to communities in stages, depending on local timing of the severe wind conditions, beginning with counties in the northern part of the state," PG&E said in a statement.

PG&E said it would communicate with affected customers directly via automated calls, texts and emails. It also created a map of affected areas, which you can check for your neighborhood. PG&E's site was intermittently down Tuesday, so we've put some of the maps in the gallery at the top of this story.

PG&E said the shutoffs would begin starting just after midnight early Wednesday morning. PG&E meteorologists forecast high winds to last until mid-day Thursday, but power could be out for several days longer.

"Before restoring power, PG&E must inspect its equipment for damage and make any necessary repairs. That process cannot begin until the severe weather event has subsided," the company said.

The outages could last "five days or longer" in some areas.

ALSO: Map shows neighborhoods impacted by PG&E power shutoffs

The weather this week is expected to be dry and windy, which makes the risk of a catastrophic wildfire high, PG&E officials said. The utility company wants to shut off power so its electric equipment doesn't start a wildfire as has happened in recent years.

The number of potential customers affected in each Bay Area county, according to PG&E, is:

San Francisco County was not expected to be affected.

Starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, PG&E said it would open community centers to provide restrooms, bottled water, electronics charging stations, and air conditioning during daylight hours. See the locations below:

Alameda

Oakland: Merritt College LOT B – Leona St., Oakland 94508

Amador

Pioneer: Mace Meadows Golf Course, 26570 Fairway Drive Pioneer 95666

Butte

Oroville: Bird Street School, 1421 Bird St, Oroville 95965
Magalia 14144 Lakeridge Court, Magalia 95954

Calaveras

Arnold: Meadowmont Shopping Center – 2182 HWY 4, Arnold 95223

Colusa

Glenn: Williams, Orland 839 Newville Road, Orland 95963

Contra Costa

San Ramon: Bishop Ranch Parking Lot – 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon 94583

El Dorado

El Dorado Hills: Rolling Hills Christian Church 800 White Rock Road, El Dorado Hills 95762

Placerville: El Dorado Fairgrounds 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville 95667

Lake

Clear Lake: Clearlake Senior Center 3245 Bowers Avenue, Clearlake 95422

Mariposa

Coulterville: Coulterville Fire Dept – 10293 Ferry Road, Coulterville 95311

Mendocino

Ukiah: 1775 N. State Street, Ukiah 95482

Napa

Calistoga: Calistoga Fairgrounds – 1601 N. Oak Calistoga 94515

Nevada
Grass Valley: Sierra College Grass Valley 250 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley 95945

Placer

Auburn: Gold Country Fairgrounds 1273 High Street Auburn 95603

Plumas

La Porte: 2140 Main St. La Porte 95981

Santa Clara

San Jose: Avaya Stadium 1123 Coleman Avenue, San Jose 95110

San Mateo

Half Moon Bay: Pasta Moon Restaurant, 845 Main St Half Moon Bay 94019

Santa Cruz

Aptos: Twin Lakes Church 2701 Cabrillo College Dr, Aptos 95003

Shasta, Tehama

Redding, Cottonwood, Red Bluff: Shasta College, 11555 Old Oregon Trail Redding 96003

Sierra

Sierra City : Loganville Campground parking lot – HWY 49, Sierra City 96125

Solano

Vacaville: Mission Church 6391 Leisure Town Road, Vacaville 95687
Vallejo: 1001 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo 94589

Sonoma

Santa Rosa, Sonoma: Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building 1351 Maple Ave, Santa
Rosa 95404

Stanislaus

Westley: Westley Hotel – 8615 CA-33, Westley 95387

Tuolumne

Sonora: Mother Lode Fairgrounds 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora 95370

Yolo

Winters: Next to PG&E Gas Academy – Intersection of E. Grant Avenue & Timber Crest Road, Winters 95694

Yuba

Oregon House: 9185 Marysville Road, Oregon House 95962

This story is developing and will be updated.

Alix Martichoux is an SFGate digital editor. Read her latest stories and send her news tips at [email protected]

PG&E Confirms It Will Shut Off Power To Quarter Million Bay Area Customers


SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Pacific Gas & Electric officials announced Tuesday afternoon that they were moving ahead with plans to cut off power beginning early Wednesday morning to about 250,000 Bay Area customers as a safety precaution.

In a Tuesday after news release, the utility said it “expects to begin turning off power in some areas early Wednesday, just after midnight. The power will be turned off to communities in stages, depending on local timing of the severe wind conditions, beginning with counties in the northern part of the state.”

Michael Lewis, senior vice president for PG&E’s electric operations, apologized in advance for the chaos the massive outage will likely cause.

“We understand the effects this event will have on our customers and appreciate the public’s patience as we do what is necessary to keep our communities safe and reduce the risk of wildfire,” he said.

The shutoffs, called “Public Safety Power Shutoffs“, may affect 256,996 PG&E customers in the Bay Area. If a shutoff is implemented, PG&E plans to begin turning off power early Wednesday morning, but the utility has not given an exact time.

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PG&E said Tuesday morning users were seeing delays in accessing its web page on power shutoffs because of the high volume of traffic on the site.

We are currently experiencing high volume of traffic to our website & understand your frustration w/ the delay of accessing #PSPS related web pages. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as our team is working as quickly as possible to restore access. pic.twitter.com/9qTsDxbiNE

— PG&E (@PGE4Me) October 8, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the North Bay Mountains, East Bay Hills and the Diablo Range beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday. Forecasters said winds will be in the range of 20 to 30 mph with gusts 45 to 55 mph.

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Meanwhile, a red flag fire warning will begin at 5 a.m. Wednesday and run through Thursday.

“There will be strong and gusty northerly winds across much of the North Bay and East Bay as well as the Santa Cruz Mountains,” the weather service said. “A very dry airmass will (also) sweep across the region by late Wednesday. Daytime minimum humidity values are expected to drop into the teens on Wednesday, and possibly to the single digits by Thursday.”

If the weather condition deteriorate enough, Lewis said PG&E wants customers to be prepared for an outage that may last several days.

PG&E officials said 32,613 customers in Alameda County could lose power including residences and businesses in Oakland, Castro Valley, Fremont, Union City, Berkeley, Hayward, San Leandro, Sunol, Pleasanton and Livermore.

In Contra Costa County, 40,219 customers may be affected. That includes customers in San Ramon, Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Pinole, Richmond, Kensington, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Berkeley, Canyon, San Pablo, Pittsburg, Rodeo, Concord, Albany, Antioch and Martinez.

In Marin County, Under 10,000 residential and business customers could be without power including Sausalito, Stinson Beach, Olema, Muir Beach,
Fairfax, Bolinas, Mill Valley.

In Sonoma County, 66,289 customers are at risk of losing power including people and businesses in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Petaluma, Healdsburg, Cloverdale, Glen Ellen, Penngrove, Geyserville, Kenwood, Rohnert Park, Windsor, Annapolis, Stewarts Point, Cotati, Cazadero, Guerneville, Larkfield, El Verano, Boyes Hot Springs, Fulton and Bodega Bay.

In Napa County, 32,124 customers may lose electricity, including those in Napa, St. Helena, Calistoga, Angwin, Pope Valley, Rutherford, Oakville, Deer Park, Lake Berryessa, Yountville and American Canyon.

The San Mateo County communities and cities that could be affected include Half Moon Bay, El Granada, Woodside, Moss Beach, Montara, Portola Valley, Pescadero, La Honda, Redwood City, San Gregorio, Loma Mar, San Mateo, Menlo Park, Emerald Hills, Pacifica and Princeton. In all, 14,766 San Mateo
County customers may lose electricity.

In Santa Clara County, 38,123 residential and business customers could be without power, including those in San Jose, Morgan Hill, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Redwood Estates, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Coyote, Gilroy, Mount Hamilton and Palo Alto.

Residents and businesses in the Solano County communities of Fairfield, Vacaville, Suisun City, Vallejo and Dixon may be affected. In all, 32,862 customers might lose power in those cities.

Approximately 350,000 more customers in other regions of Northern and Central California may be affected by the Public Safety Power Shutoff for a total of about 600,000 in this possible shutdown operation, according to PG&E.

The utility’s customers may be affected even though they are living in an area that isn’t affected by dangerous fire conditions because parts of the system that serve one area may originate in an area that is affected by extreme weather, PG&E officials said.

BART service should not be affected during any power shutoff, according to the transit agency. Officials have said they have the “flexibility to pull power from other sections of our traction power supply system” to replace any lost power due to the shutoff.

Generators will also help power equipment such as tunnel fans or other critical systems, according to BART.

Escalators at BART stations using portable generators may be out of service, but elevators should be operational, the transit agency said.

To see maps of where power outages may occur, visit the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Outage Maps