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UPDATE: Portions of Central Coast could be affected by PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs

PG&E objects to judge’s proposals to prevent wildfires
Posted at 8:45 AM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 16:23:02-05

UPDATE (12:56 p.m.) - Santa Barbara County officials say PG&E has notified them that PSPS are possible for parts of Tepesquet Canyon east of Santa Maria and the Twitchell Dam area beginning as soon as Tuesday at 8 a.m.

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ORIGINAL STORY: A portion of San Luis Obispo County has been added to PG&E’s list of areas that could be impacted by Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) as hazardous winds approach.

The San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services says the areas of east Arroyo Grande and East Nipomo could be impacted starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday through 8 p.m. Wednesday.

A community Resource Center is being established and those impacted are being notified.

To see if your address is part of the potential shutoff list, click here.

PG&E on Sunday night said more than 6,100 customers in Fresno, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, and Tulare counties could be impacted by PSPS’s as “hazardous winds could cause widespread damage, leading to outages throughout service area, with targeted PSPS to reduce risk of catastrophic wildfire.”