Pacific Gas and Electric is shutting off power to thousands of customers in portions of nine counties to avert wildfires.
The Public Safety Power Shutoff is a direct response to gusty winds and a red flag warning now in effect in much of California. The affected counties include Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Napa, Solano, Tehama and Yolo in Northern California, along with Kern and Santa Barbara counties in Southern California. The tribal community of Cortina Rancheria is also impacted, although Shasta County has been removed from the PSPS. Thousands of homes and businesses are affected by the blackouts, expected to last at least through late Tuesday morning.
You can check to see if your address is affected here. PG&E estimates power could be out from the early hours of Monday morning until late that night.