A Santa Clara County Alert was issued on Tuesday at 5:40 pm regarding San Jose’s PG&E planned power shut down on 10/9. For more info, Spanish, & Vietnamese: http://tinyurl.com/sccalert
City Services will be in operation but your home and workplace may be hindered by an electrical shutdown by PG&E on Wednesday. As always, only use 911 for emergencies.
Click HERE for the full message.
· PG&E projects parts of east San Jose along the foothills and south San Jose in Almaden Valley (areas that are vulnerable to wildfires) to be affected. To view PG&E’s Outage
Map and search by address, visit: http://bit.ly/PGE_OutageMap.
· Sign up to receive shutoff notifications from PG&E at www.pge.com/psps.
· Residents and businesses should prepare for up to 7 days without power. For tips on how to prepare, visit www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=6380 or www.pge.com/psps.
· During the PG&E Power Shutoff, avoid leaving your home unless necessary and don’t drive if you can avoid it. Traffic signals and streetlights in the affected areas will not work, so please drive with caution:
o Once the power is out, limit your driving as much as possible.
o Approach intersections with caution.
o Stop at dark signals.
o Obey all road closures and detours.
o Avoid driving at night if possible.
o If you must drive at night, use your headlights, stay alert, and be on the lookout for people walking and biking. There will be no streetlights to illuminate the street.
o If you must walk or bike after dark, use a headlight or flashlight. Wear bright or reflective clothing. Wear a helmet if biking.