PG&E reduces counties impacted by potential shutoff

Pacific Gas and Electric on Tuesday scaled back the number of customers who would have been impacted by outages starting Wednesday morning. 

In the North Bay, 41,000 customers are potentially at risk of shutoffs, officials said.

Customers in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties can expect their power to be turned off between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Wednesday amid worsening dry conditions and high winds that pose a fire danger, said PG&E senior director of emergency preparedness and response, Mark Quinlan.  

"It's a process, it's not a switch where everybody's off at the same time," Quinlan said. 

Some customers in the Guerneville area in Sonoma County will lose power around 5 p.m. before winds pick up around 6 p.m. 

Customers in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties were notified that their power would not be cut Wednesday following a change in the weather forecast.

Initially, the utility warned 303,000 customers in 25 counties of looming blackouts. That number was later reduced to 16 counties. 

The utility expects to have power restored by Thursday morning at about 8 a.m.  

PG&E said it will again open Community Resource Centers where restrooms, bottled water, electronic device charging and air conditioning will be provided for up to 100 people at each center. The address of the locations can be found at

The resource centers also will provide snacks, ice, blankets and a heater, PG&E said.

The latest shutoff is expected to impact these counties(UPDATED): 

Amador- 2,690 customers in Amador City, Drytown, Fiddletown, Plymouth, River Pines, Sutter Creek.

Butte- 14,110 customers in Bangor, Berry Creek, Butte Meadows, Chico, Clipper Mills, Cohasset, Forbestown, Forest Ranch, Magalia, Oroville, Paradise, Stirling City.

Colusa- 20 customers in Arbuckle, Williams.

El Dorado- 38,570 customers in Camino, Coloma, Cool, Diamond Springs, El Dorado, El Dorado Hills, Garden Valley, Georgetown, Greenwood, Grizzly Flats, Kelsey, Kyburz, Lotus, Mount Ankum, Pacific House, Pilot Hill, Placerville, Pollock Pines, Rescue, Shingle Springs, Somerset, Twin Bridges.

Glen-230 customers in Elk Creek.

Lake- 13,370 customers in Clearlake, Cobb, Finley, Hidden Valley Lake, Hopland, Kelseyville, Lakeport, Loch Lomond, Lower Lake, Middletown.

Mendocino- 3,080 customers in Gualala, Hopland, Point Arena.

Napa- 11,183 customers in Angwin, Calistoga, Deer Park, Lake Berryessa, Napa, Oakville, Pope Valley, Rutherford, Yountville. 

*Shutoffs will begin at 7 a.m. in Napa County*

Nevada-30,030 customers in Emigrant Gap, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Norden, North San Juan, Penn Valley, Rough and Ready, Soda Springs, Washington.

Placer- 12,440 customers in Alta, Applegate, Auburn, Baxter, Colfax, Dutch Flat, Emigrant Gap, Foresthill, Gold Run, Granite Bay, Lincoln.

Plumas- 780 customers in Belden, La Porte, Quincy, Story.

Shasta- 21,720 customers in Anderson, Bella Vista, Big Bend, Cottonwood, French Gulch, Igo, Lakehead, Manton, Millville, Montgomery Creek, Oak Run, Palo Cedro, Platina, Round Mountain, Shasta, Shingletown, Whitmore.

Sierra-1,160 customers in Alleghany, Downieville, Goodyears Bar, North San Juan, Sierra City.

Solano-1,970 customers in Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville.

*Expect shutoffs between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. in Solano County*

Sonoma-39,940 customers in Annapolis, Bodega, Bodega Bay, Calistoga, Cazadero, Cloverdale,  Duncans Mills, Forestville, Geyserville, Glen Ellen, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Jenner, Kenwood, Monte Rio, Penngrove, Rio Nido, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Sea Ranch, Stewarts Point, Villa Grande, Windsor.

Solano-1,970 customers in Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville.

*Expect shutoffs between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. in Sonoma County*

Tehama-9,530 customers in Cottonwood, Flournoy, Manton, Mill Creek, Mineral, Paskenta, Paynes Creek, Red Bluff.

Trinity-50 customers in Unincorporated areas of Trinity.

Yolo-400 customers in Brooks, Guinda, Rumsey.

Yuba-3,940 customers in Bangor, Browns Valley, Brownsville, Camptonville, Challenge, Dobbins, Forbestown, Marysville, Oregon House, Rackerby, Strawberry Valley.

Bay City News contributed to this report.