Pacific Gas and Electric began issuing 48-hour warning notifications on Monday, November 18 for customers about a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff in 22 counties, potentially affecting 264,000 customers. Approximately 2,690 customers are in Amador County, in Amador City, Drytown, Fiddletown, Plymouth, River Pines and Sutter Creek. Calaveras is not currently included in the list of affected counties.
Severe dry conditions and expected high wind gusts expected Wednesday, November 20 pose an increased risk for damage and wildfires. The weather event is expected to last into Thursday, November 21 around noon. After the event ends, PG&E will begin inspections before restoring power.
The utility will restore power in stages, aiming to restore most of the affected customers by the end of the day Thursday. Additionally, customers in Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Eldorado, Glenn, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba counties will be affected.