Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is considering a second intentional power shut-off this week in parts of 19 California counties, including portions of the North Bay, the utility said.
The shut-off would start Thursday morning, when dry, windy conditions are again expected to ramp up wildfire danger, the utility said. It would include 1,481 homes and businesses in Sonoma County, 1,774 in Lake County and 3,750 in Napa County.
High elevations may experience gusts of 40 mph, but overall conditions won’t be as bad or widespread as earlier this week, according to the National Weather Service.
“It’s not enough to put us in the threshold for a red flag warning or wind advisory, but I can see why (PG&E’s) exercising caution,“ said meteorologist Brayden Murdock.
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This latest warning of another possible shut-off came as PG&E began restoring power in some areas affected by an intentional blackout that began early Monday.