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“Public Safety Power Shutoff” drill happening in Arroyo Grande Tuesday

Posted at 1:09 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 15:13:53-04

As part of its Community Wildfire Safety Program, Pacific Gas & Electric is conducting a power shutdown drill Tuesday in the Arroyo Grande and Five Cities area.

The utility said power will not be disrupted during the drill.

PG&E said on the day of the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Drill, people in Arroyo Grande will see extra PG&E crews and contractor trucks in the area.

The goal of the drill is to prepare crew members to respond quickly in the event of a power shutoff.

If there is an actual PSPS event, crew members will restore power following a full inspection of de-energized power lines.

The power company’s Community Wildfire Safety Program has expanded as a response to the growing threat of extreme weather conditions and wildfires.

Serious potential for fear and confusion next week. Two major DRILLS are happening on the same- Tuesday 7/30. AGPD…

Posted by Mayor Caren Ray, Arroyo Grande on Friday, July 26, 2019