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PG&E indicates power shut-off possible for Wednesday

November 18, 2019

Winds forecast for Wednesday and Thursday have prompted PG&E to warn of an "elevated" potential for a power shut-off that would affect parts of the North Bay, the utility said Saturday. A map and advisory posted on PG&E's website said that there is "considerable uncertainty regarding the strength, timing and humidity levels" of an incoming weather system expected to land Wednesday. Still, the potential for dry winds prompted PG&E to upgrade the potential for a precautionary power shut-off for a region including Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and Napa counties to the lowest threshold level at which power shut-offs are possible.