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Major Northern Cal Power Shutoffs (Posted 8 Oct 19)

Major Northern Cal Power Shutoffs (Posted 8 Oct 19)

Old Oct 8, 19, 5:27 pm
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Major Northern Cal Power Shutoffs (Posted 8 Oct 19)

https://www.sfgate.com/california-wi...r-14501984.php

If your Nor Cal vacation consists of anything other than the very central Bay Area (i.e., surrounding the Bay, near the water, and SF proper), you are likely to be affected over the next few days. This includes the entire Napa Valley.

The politics of all of this can go in another thread.
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Old Oct 8, 19, 7:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
This includes the entire Napa Valley.
Unless you're south of Highway 12/Jamison Canyon Road in American Canyon. My sister is there and will have power per the PG&E map. No impact to Benicia, either.

The planned Caldecott Tunnel closure starting later tonight will surely muck up the morning commute.
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Old Oct 8, 19, 11:18 pm
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Looks like PG&E has arranged for generators at the Caldecott Tunnel late tonight, so it will not have to close down.
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Old Oct 9, 19, 1:31 am
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I do not believe SFO, SJC or OAK will be affected, though traffic to and from the airports may get worse with stoplights out of service, etc.

Kalifornia is really becoming a 3rd World country now complete with power outages. I have been to a few of these places - power often goes out intermittently but I've never seen an outage that lasted more than a couple of hours. Even Venezuela has power once a day now (for 30 minutes).
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Old Oct 9, 19, 8:50 pm
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Still have power in the North Berkeley Hills at 7:50 pm on Wednesday. Could go off any moment. Or maybe it won't.
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Old Oct 10, 19, 12:22 am
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Looks like power is starting to go off now, but they may be able to bring back power to 60-80,000 of the ones who've already been shut off: https://abc7news.com/weather/2nd-rou...-area/5604876/
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Old Oct 15, 19, 12:24 am
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This was a big nothing-burger for most Bay Area residents. A few lost power for a day or so, and for longer in more remote areas that historically had fire risk.

I'm betting we will see a change in strategy after this one.
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IMO losing power for a day or so is a big deal.
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
IMO losing power for a day or so is a big deal.
For the people who lost it, yes. But most of my friends said it was a minor inconvenience.

SF never lost power, so most visitors/tourists were not affected except those who may have trekked to wine country on a Wednesday.
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