NAPA COUNTY (CBS SF/AP) — Thousands of people in the North Bay were still without power Wednesday following Pacific Gas & Electric’s latest Public Safety Power Shutoff.
Tuesday evening, PG&E began shutting off power to customers in 18 Northern California counties to prevent wildfires for the first time since last year’s historically bad fire season.
The nation’s largest utility announced the blackouts as a precaution to prevent wind gusts from damaging power lines and sparking blazes.
Though originally included in the PSPS area, customers in Alameda County and Contra Costa County in the end were not impacted due to changing weather conditions.
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