Possible power shutoff Tuesday to impact smaller area of county

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Just as PG&E is in the process of restoring power to about 190,000 San Mateo County residents, another planned power shutoff is possible for a smaller area of the County Tuesday morning due to another high wind event set to last until Wednesday.

Customers south of Pacifica and west of State Route 280 to the ocean will likely have their power shut off at 7 a.m. Tuesday due to weather conditions posing high fire danger, county officials were told by PG&E. The shut off is expected to last until Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., which doesn’t take into account the time it takes to re-energize power lines.

About 13,000 service addresses, or roughly 39,000 customers, will be impacted by the Public Safety Power Shutoff, the fourth in a short period this fall.

Powered by generators, the Tom Lantos Tunnel on Highway 1 will remain during the power shutoff, according to Caltrans. Still, traffic lights in affected areas will be impacted.

Residents can learn if their address will be impacted by visiting here.

“PG&E said it will maintain Community Resource Centers (CRCs) in San Mateo County on Tuesday and those in the impacted areas through the duration of the power shut off.,” the county said. “For updates on power restoration and a list of PG&E-operated Community Resource Centers where residents can charge electronics, receive water and use air conditioning, visit PG&E’s PSPS website.”