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The original item was published from 10/10/2019 11:28:00 AM to 10/10/2019 8:18:22 PM.


Posted on: October 8, 2019

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE #4: PG&E Power Shutoff in San José

Today at 10:30 am, the City of San José released an updated flash report on the status of the Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) power shutoff. Power shutoffs are now in effect in the Alum Rock, Evergreen, and Almaden areas, and approximately 20,000 customers are affected. The City has implemented its Power Vulnerability Plan, and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains fully activated. City staff is refueling backup power generators to ensure the San José Municipal Water System (Muni Water drinking water utility) operates without any interruptions. The San José Police Department and the Department of Transportation are monitoring the impacts on traffic during the power shutoff and will be deployed as needed to assist with daily traffic and the evening commute.

High winds and low humidity are forecast through noon today. The City of San José has proclaimed a local state of emergency. PG&E has indicated a full power restoration could take up to five days. For the latest status on outages, please check PG&E's event map.

Visit the City's website to get additional tips, and past and present flash reports. To stay up-to- date with City of San José information, sign up for City email lists and emergency alerts at

The City has created a helpful resource flyer along with an emergency preparation guide to help residents prepare for this power shutoff.

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