Milpitas, Calif. – PG&E has issued a Press Release confirming that power will be shut-off as a precautionary measure to reduce wildfire risk beginning Wednesday, October 9. PG&E projects that approximately 140 Milpitas households and businesses will be without power, specifically in the homes on the east side of Old Piedmont Road (as far south as Yosemite) and up Calaveras Road into the areas to include Vista Ridge, Felter Road, Downing Road, and other residential streets along Calaveras Road (hillside). Affected customers should be prepared to be without power for up to five days. For tips on how to prepare for the power outage, visit www.pge.com/psps.
The City of Milpitas will be opening a Community Resource Center at the Milpitas Sports Center, 1325 E Calaveras Boulevard. The Sports Center will be open noon – 9 pm Wednesday, October 9; 6 am – 9 pm, Thursday, October 10; 6 am – 5 pm on Friday, October 11; and 8 am – 1 pm on Saturday, October 12. Restroom facilities, water, and charging stations will be available and the Sports Center is air-conditioned. In addition, PG&E has a number of Community Resource Centers that will be open throughout the impacted counties.
PG&E has indicated that, based on the weather forecasts and models, this weather event will last through midday Thursday, October 11. Before restoring power, PG&E must inspect its equipment for damage and make any necessary repairs. Again, PG&E has asked customers to prepare for an extended period of time without power.
The City has a Power Shutdown Operational Plan to prepare and respond to PSPS incidents. As part of that Plan, the City asks that during the PSPS, affected areas should shelter in place. Traffic signals and streetlights in the affected area will not work, requiring vehicles to come to a full, complete stop at intersections. At this time, City facilities are not within the expected affected areas and will continue to operate as normal. There is no expected impact to water and sewer systems. Please call 9-1-1 only for emergencies, not to get information or to report an outage. Visit the City’s website for more information on preparing an emergency supply kit.
For updates on this PSPS, follow PG&E @PGE4Me on Twitter and @pacificgasandelectric on Facebook. Sign up to receive shutdown alerts from PG&E at www.pge.com/psps.