NewsCalifornia News


PG&E eyeing third major wind event, blackout

Posted at 2:15 PM, Oct 27, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Latest on the wildfires in Northern California (all times local):

1:55 p.m.

Pacific Gas & Electric says it is monitoring a third major wind event expected later this week in Northern California that could lead to widespread power shut-offs.

The company says in a news release Sunday that the power shut-off would affect people in 32 counties starting Tuesday morning through midday Wednesday.

The utility already has turned off power to more than 2.3 million people in an effort to prevent its equipment from sparking deadly wildfires.

Those outages are expected to last through Monday morning.

If the winds hold and the utility cuts power, it would be the third major power shut-off in a week.

(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)