Nearly 89K SDG&E customers face potential power shutoffs


SAN DIEGO — San Diego Gas & Electric is warning 88,720 customers about possible power shutoffs that could last days because of dangerous fire weather expected in the county.

SDG&E told customers Tuesday that they could see the prolonged public safety power shutoffs as early as Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Outages could last through Monday because of the upcoming Red Flag Warning and Santa Ana winds. Click here to see areas that could see shutoffs.

The Red Flag Warning goes into effect at 6 p.m. Wednesday with 50 mph gusts possible in the mountains and the western valleys, according to the National Weather Service. The warning will last through 10 p.m. Saturday with the most critical fire-weather conditions expected to last from Wednesday night through Friday morning.

SDG&E said its director of fire, science and climate adaptation will provide video updates daily before 3 p.m. for the duration of the weather event. The briefings will be available on SDG&E’s YouTube channel.

SDG&E also said it will post hourly updates on its website as needed.

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