PG&E May Cut Power In Sacramento Area This Weekend, Amid Fire Risk

PG&E has recently shared the announcement that current high fire risks may lead them to shut down power during the weekend in the Sacramento area.

By NathanG on June 7, 2019
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PG&E has issued statements, explaining recent high fire risks in Northern California, may require them to cut power during specific times.

According to the Sacramento Bee, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has stated that it is currently monitoring conditions in Northern California, and may enact public safety power shutoffs Saturday or Sunday. According to the corporation, areas in the Sierra foothills and North Bay Area are potentially in the “extreme” conditions of fire risk. In their official news release, PG&E said: “To help reduce the risk of wildfire and keep our customers, their families and their homes and businesses safe, the company may be turning off power in areas of the North Bay and the Sierra foothills where extreme fire risks exist.”

According to the National Weather Service’s Sacramento and Bay Area offices, Red Flag Warnings have been put into effect for the weekend. High temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds are being forecast, which could combine to create a critical threat of fire activity. PG&E also shared that Davis, Winters, Vacaville, Auburn, Suisun City, Lincoln, Napa, and Lake Berryessa, as well as other portions of Butte, Yuba, Nevada, El Dorado, Placer, Yolo, Solano and Napa counties, may be affected.

To read more about the news release from PG&E, click here.

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