A wildfire in Northern California forced the closure of the state’s electricity grid on Monday, leaving some customers with outages that could stretch into next week.
The utility issued a statewide power outage bulletin Tuesday and said customers should expect outages across the state, including those in California, Oregon and Nevada.
Power outage bulletin issued by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for the state of California.
The California Public Utility Commission (PUC) issued a nationwide power outage alert on Tuesday morning, citing an extended wildfire season.
The CPUC issued a total outage warning for the entire state of the Northern California Basin from the Oregon border to the northern tip of the Golden State.
The warning also called for a statewide outage for the Northern Sierra and Northern Sierra Island counties.
In Oregon, the PUC issued a power outage warning from the coast to the coast of the Columbia River basin.
Kate Brown issued a temporary power outage from Portland to the Oregon-Washington border.
Power Outage Alert issued by Gov.
Brown to state agencies and individuals.
The Northern Sierra & Northern Sierra Islands have been experiencing severe wildfires that have forced a significant number of power outages and disrupted power distribution throughout the state.
Jerry Brown issued an emergency declaration for Southern California and issued a State of Emergency for Northern California, including California, the Northern Washington islands, the state-designated Northern California Peninsula, and the northern half of the southern California coast.
Power outages throughout the Northern Californian Basin are expected to last through the weekend, with the highest number of outages occurring in the Northern Los Angeles-San Fernando Valley area and the Northern San Francisco Bay Area.
In Nevada, Gov.
Brian Sandoval issued a state of emergency for the Golden, Nevada, and southern parts of the State.
Poweroutage Alert from the Northern Nevada Office of Emergency Management for the counties of Las Vegas and Reno.
California residents who use power for home or business purposes should be prepared to be without power for a prolonged period of time.
The National Weather Service warned that the California fire season could last for several weeks.
Power loss in Southern California, especially in Southern Nevada, has resulted in the closure or curtailment of electricity transmission systems across the entire Golden State region, including the northern part of the Central Valley.
Power lines have been shut down across Southern California as the fire season continues to burn through.