MARIN COUNTY, CA — Residents and business operators in parts of Marin County may be among the nearly 800,000 customers across 34 northern, central and coastal counties in California impacted by Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Public Safety Power Shutoff.
PG&E is implementing the preemptive power shutdowns just after midnight Wednesday in an effort to avoid sparking a wildfire during critical fire weather conditions that could bring winds of 40 to 55 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 60 to 70 miles per hour through midday Thursday.
The utility company had initially announced parts of 30 counties in its service area would be affected, but on Tuesday said portions of Marin, Humboldt, Kern and Trinity counties have been added to the scope of the shutoff. The previously announced counties include: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tehama, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba.
Here is a map provided by PG&E of the potential outage area in Marin County: