Updates: Power Shutoff In Parts Of Santa Cruz And Monterey Counties

Oct 14, 2020

As of 2pm, PG&E said via Twitter it restored power to all customers in Santa Cruz County and Monterey County. Statewide, approximately half of the total customers impacted by the 10/14 Public Safety Power Shutoff have power back. 

 

According to the outage map, one area of homes along Palo Colorado Canyon in Big Sur is still without power. Restoration is expected at 8 p.m.

 

Updated at 2:50 p.m. on 10/16/2020

 

 

Most residents who lost power in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties have it back this Friday morning. But some homes are still without electricity.

 

In the Santa Cruz Mountains, several clusters of homes near Lake Elsman don’t have power because PG&E is still assessing. Estimated restoration is Friday at 10:30 a.m. 

 

In Big Sur, one area along Palo Colorado Canyon is still without because PG&E is unable to access the affected equipment. Estimated restoration is Friday at 8 p.m. 

 

Click here for an outage map

 

Updated at 9 a.m. on 10/16/2020

 

PG&E has also begun the restoration process for Santa Cruz County customers affected by the Public Safety Power Shutoff. 

 

 

According to the county, residents could see restoration as soon as this evening. 

 

Updated at 4:25 p.m. on 10/15/2020

 

It's anticipated Monterey County customers who lost power will have it restored at or before 10 p.m. Thursday. PG&E has issued an "all clear" signal for Monterey County. That means PG&E crews can begin patrolling lines. Crews do this via helicopter, vehicles and on foot. 

 

Updated at 2:45 p.m. on 10/15/2020

 

Parts of Santa Cruz and Monterey counties are without power Thursday morning due to a Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E.

 

In Santa Cruz County, about 5,000 customers are impacted in the Santa Cruz Mountains, including about 350 medical baseline customers. These customers rely on power for medical or independent living needs. 

 

Four community resource centers are open in Santa Cruz County. 

 

In Monterey County, about 600 customers are affected in the Carmel Highlands and Big Sur area. 

 

Two community resource centers are open in Monterey County. 

 

Updated at 8:20 a.m. on 10/15/2020

 

Original post:

 

PG&E has announced that from Wednesday evening, due to severe weather and wind, they will begin turning off the power to approximately 53,000 customers in 24 counties. 

 

Parts of Santa Cruz and Monterey counties are included in this Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). From 8 p.m. Wednesday, portions of the Santa Cruz mountains and Big Sur area will see their power turned off. Once the weather subsides on Friday morning, the utility says they will inspect de-energized lines for damage and then restore the power in stages as quickly as possible “with the goal of restoring power to nearly all customers within 12 daylight hours after severe weather has passed”. 

Over 5,000 customers are affected in Santa Cruz County and over 600 in Monterey County. 

You can get updates, view the outage map, look up community resources and check whether your address is affected here.

Updated at 5:20 p.m. on 10/14/2020