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Posted on: October 8, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Possible Public Safety Power Shutoff

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Contra Costa County is preparing to respond to the impacts of a possible PG&E power shutoff event that will affect parts of the County. PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) may start as early as 12:00 am midnight on Wednesday, October 9th, through Thursday, October 10th, at 12:00 pm. According to PG&E, complete power restoration may take one to five days.

PG&E estimates that 40,000 customers in Contra Costa County could lose power. The potential shutdown is expected to affect large parts of the County, including Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Pinole, Richmond, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. Residents in those areas should prepare for the possibility of losing power from early morning Wednesday, October 9th, through Thursday, October 10th, at 12:00 noon. PG&E expects to start restoring power on Thursday, October 10th. PG&E notes that Contra Costa County is one of 29 counties in the state that may undergo a Public Safety Power Shutoff. The agency says that complete restoration of power may take one to five days.

“Our staff has been diligently planning to adequately respond to the effects of this event,” said Board Chair, Supervisor John Gioia. “However, we want to remind our residents that the decision to turn off the power and the speed at which it is restored is planned and managed solely by PG&E.” 

Read entire press release.

Please click on map image below to view and download map image of County areas that may be impacted.

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