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PG&E Voluntarily Shuts off Power in Northern and Central California

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Published on October 10, 2019 - Duration: 00:56s

PG&E Voluntarily Shuts off Power in Northern and Central California

PG&E Voluntarily Shuts off Power in Northern and Central California 513,000 Pacific Gas & Electric customers were without power as of Wednesday morning.

Second and third phases will cut off power to nearly 300,000 additional customers.

The utility giant gave warning to 34 counties about the shut off to reduce potential danger caused by a "widespread, severe wind event." PG&E’s transmission lines have been tied to devastating wildfires, and the company has been criticized for safety failures.

The outage could last up to 5 days or more in certain areas.

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