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SLO, Santa Barbara counties no longer part of PG&E's PSPS event Monday

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Posted at 3:16 PM, Jan 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-17 18:18:28-05

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) announced Sunday that Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties are no longer part of a possible Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event scheduled for Monday.

According to PG&E's website, the five counties expected to be affected by the PSPS event include Fresno, Kern, Madera, Mariposa and Tulare counties.

Officials initially announced nine counties would possibly be impacted by the shutoff event, including portions of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.

A PSPS event typically occurs when weather conditions increase the risk of wildfires igniting, such as when temperatures increase and humidity remains relatively low, according to PG&E.