Advisory: PG&E Planned Power Shut Off for Severe Wind Event

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 14, 2018 / comments

[PR Pond]

PG&E has foretasted a severe wind event that will affect many area's of the Sierra Nevada Foothills including the City of Placerville tonight and into Monday. In response PG&E will conduct a planned power shut off for the effected area's for public safety. The affected areas are projected to be but not limited to downtown, north, and east of the city. All inquiries should be directed to PG&E. The City of Placerville is taking steps to minimize the affect on city residents as practical with back up power generation on vital infrastructure. Residents are encouraged to take appropriate steps in response to this planned power outage to include charged cell phones, battery lighting, and drinking water storage. Residents may experience reduce water flow during this event and are encouraged to limit water use. Water and sewer inquiries should be directed to the El Dorado Irrigation District. This event is not expected to last beyond Monday.

Hazardous Weather Conditions
- Wind Advisory until October 15, 11:00 AM PDT
- Red Flag Warning until October 15, 11:00 PM PDT


* LOCATION...Mountains of southern Lake County. Mountains of eastern Shasta County through northern Sierra and adjacent foothills.

* TIMING...Sunday morning through Monday morning.

* WINDS...East to northeast wind 20 to 30 mph with local gusts 50 to 60 mph over higher ridges and through canyons. Strongest winds expected Sunday night into early Monday.

* IMPACTS...Blowing debris, downed tree branches, and power outages possible. Hazardous driving conditions for small cars and high profile vehicles.


A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.