9:40 p.m. Update: As of 9 p.m. PG&E has now turned off the power for areas of the #SierraFoothills in Amador, El Dorado, and Calaveras counties.
Like in the power #shutoffs in Lake, #Napa and #Sonoma counties, PG&E said the decision to turn off power in these areas is based on localized weather forecasts calling for wind gusts up to 50 mph Sunday night into Monday morning.
The utility said restoration timing will depend on weather conditions and any repairs needed to PG&E’s electrical equipment.
Customers affected in the latest shutoff include:
#ElDoradoCounty (Aukum, Camino, #Coloma, Cool, #DiamondSprings, #ElDorado, Fair Play, #GardenValley, #Georgetown, Greenwood, Grizzly Flats, Kelsey, Kyburz, Mount Aukum, Omo Ranch, Pacific House, #Placerville, #PollockPines, #ShingleSprings, Silver Fork, Somerset, Strawberry, Twin Bridges)
Amador County (Fiddletown, Jackson, Pine Grove, Pioneer, Plymouth, Sutter Creek, Volcano)
Calaveras County (Glencoe, Mokelumne Hill, Mountain Ranch, Rail Road Flat, West Point, Wilseyville)
This power outage affects approximately 42,000 PG&E customers.
8:40 p.m. Update: Just after 8 p.m., #PG&E announced that they proactively turned off power in “extreme fire-risk areas” of Lake, Napa, and Sonoma counties.
The utility cited localized weather forecasts calling for wind gusts of up to 50 mph Sunday night into Monday morning.
Approximately 17,483 customers are impacted, according to a tweet from PG&E.