NAPA, Calif. (KRON) — Pacific Gas & Electric reports about 2,000 customers in the Bay Area are impacted by the power shutoff late Monday morning.
The Public Safety Power Shutoff is in effect due to high fire danger.
Take a look at PG&E’s outage map for the exact areas impacted:
It started at 5 a.m. Monday. As the morning goes on, more customers will be without power.
Heavy winds forecasted in the area, combined with the extreme drought conditions and dry vegetation causes concern for a wildfire to spark.
PG&E sent out notifications on Sunday to customers expected to lose power Monday morning.
The utility believes the winds should calm down as early as this afternoon, optimistic that customers won’t be without power for more than a day.
They will notify customers when the weather system passes and when they can expect to get the power turned back on. Once they have an all clear, it will take time for crews to inspect the lines and check for damage from the wind event.
Impacted customers should make sure to have an external phone battery to keep it charged, and keep the fridge and freezer doors closed.
Leave a single lamp on so it can alert you when the power returns.
The Red Flag Warning is set to expire by 8 p.m. on Monday.