Pacific Power to do public safety power shutoff in Weed, Lake Shastina

UPDATE 7:30 p.m. September 12 — Pacific Power said it will do a public safety shutoff to customers in northern California.

The affected area of Weed includes a section from just north of Black Butte, extending north to the south end of Lake Shastina, bounding on the east just west of Highway 97 west to Old Hwy 99 and Stewart Springs Road, in the areas of Weed, Hammond Ranch, Edgewood and Carrick.

The power company said it will start late tomorrow morning and extend into the evening.

WEED, Calif — Pacific Power is considering shutting off power to parts of Weed, California Sunday. It would affect roughly 2,500 customers.

The power company says it’s monitoring weather conditions, before issuing a Public Safety Power Shutoff, or PSPS. It would start late Sunday morning and extend into the early evening.

The PSPS is an effort to mitigate risk of fire weather conditions, which includes extremely low humidity, dry vegetation and sustained winds and gusts.

Customer affected will be notified through phone calls email, and text messages if the PSPS is put in place. For non-emergency questions about the PSPS customers can call Pacific Power at: 1-888-221-7070

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