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October 26, 2020

PG&E: shutoff could affect 6,000 local customers

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Pacific Gas & Electric company is planning for a widespread Public Safety Power Shutoff that will affect numerous Northern California counties, including Santa Cruz County. 

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According to the company, power shutoffs are likely this evening between 8pm and 10pm, with more than 6,000 local customers potentially impacted. Full restoration is expected Oct. 16 at 10pm.

Dry fuel conditions and anticipated high winds have placed parts of Santa Cruz County at critical risk for fire, and a Red Flag Warning is in effect, the company stated in a press release.

The scope of the shutoff includes part of the Summit Area between Castle Rock State Park and the upper Corralitos area, the upper San Lorenzo Valley including parts of Boulder Creek, and the Davenport/Swanton Road area. 

To see if your address could be impacted, click here.

See pge.com/psps for more. 

PG&E is establishing several Community Resource Centers in the area, allowing residents to charge devices including communications and medical equipment. The Centers will open from 5–10pm on Wednesday, and from 8am–10pm thereafter through restoration.

Resource Centers are at:

• Unitarian Universal Fellowship, 6401 Freedom Blvd., Aptos

• St. Michael’s Church, 13005 Pine Street, Boulder Creek

• Highlands Park, 8500 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

• Enterprise Technology Center, 100 Enterprise Way, Scotts Valley

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