PG&E has warned Bay Area residents of the possibility of power outages as the company considers shutting off electricity to keep downed wires from sparking a blaze.
About 70,000 customers across nine counties, including parts of the North Bay, were scheduled to receive notifications about the preemptive blackouts, which would begin Thursday and mark just the second time the utility has employed such a fire-prevention tactic.
The areas affected include the Napa County communities of St. Helena, Angwin and Pope Valley and unincorporated areas in northeast Sonoma County. Also on alert are parts of Butte, Lake, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra and Yuba counties.
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Jack and Carolyn talked about it on the air today. Listen here: