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News - July 25, 2018

PG&E may shut down grid in 'extreme' weather

Pre-emptive shutdowns would hit only areas at high risk of wildfire

by Dave Boyce

Residents of parts of the wooded communities of Portola Valley and Woodside, already advised to prepare for disasters such as earthquakes and wildfires, now face a new situation that warrants such preparedness: intentional shutdowns of the electrical power grid by Pacific Gas & Electric Company.

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