homeWelcome, sign in or click here to subscribe.login




Subscriber content preview

October 12, 2021

High winds prompt PG&E to shut power in some areas

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric began shutting off power to about 25,000 customers in parts of northern and central California early Monday as high winds threatened to damage its equipment and potentially ignite wildfires.

Forecasters issued a red flag warning for extreme fire danger as winds gusted up to 55 mph in mountains and 25 to 45 mph in valleys. The warning extends until late today. The strongest winds are expected most of Monday, said Hannah Chandler-Cooley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

. . .

To read this story in full login or purchase a subscription.

Email or user name:
Forgot password? Click here.