About 190,000 customers could be impacted by next power shutoff

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A public power shutoff expected to begin Saturday due to weather conditions posing high fire risk has been extended to additional, more populated areas of San Mateo County.

PG&E says it may turn off power to about 190,000 customers across San Mateo County customers beginning at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday due to high wind and fire danger, according to the county. About 1,293 medical baseline customers could be impacted and 348 addresses identified as critical infrastructure.

The Public Safety Power Shutoff is expected to last 48 hours, until 2 p.m. Monday, but it may take longer for some customers to be restored.

Maps by PG&E of potential impacted areas show vastly wider areas of the county potentially affected by the third Public Safety Power Shutoff event than the previous two.

PG&E will attempt to contact customers that will be impacted via telephone, text and email.

To look up whether your address could be impacted, go here.

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