PG&E Warns of Potential Power Shut-Offs During Hot Fourth of July Week in Northern California

As California faces a heat wave this week, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has warned of potential power shut-offs in Northern California to prevent wildfires.

PG&E is monitoring weather conditions for a possible public safety power shut-off on Tuesday in Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Napa, Shasta, Solano, Tehama, and Yolo counties. The utility preemptively turns off power in areas with elevated fire risk when forecasts predict gusty winds and dry conditions.

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for parts of the Sacramento Valley, Lake County, and Solano County, with high temperatures in the North Bay valleys expected to range from 100 to 110 degrees on Tuesday.

Specific details, including addresses and maps of affected areas, will be available two days before the shut-off on PG&E’s website. Customers can sign up for text or phone call alerts for updates.

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