Power shut-off confirmed for early Wednesday morning

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Yolo County Emergency Alerts and PG&E updates. PG&E’s PSPS webpage also offers information on projected shut-offs and information to prepare. Residents should also follow local fire, police and governmental agencies on social media. Additionally, residents can call 211 to access local resources or go to the Yolo County PSPS webpage. PG&E is advising customers in affected areas to make plans for medications that require refrigeration or medical equipment that requires power, identify back-up charging methods for mobile devices, write down emergency phone numbers, stock emergency kits with flashlights, fresh batteries, emergency medical supplies and cash, and check on those who may require assistance, like family members or neighbors who are elderly or have young children and pets. For more information on preparedness, see PG&E’s Wildfire Safety page. A grass fire in American Canyon burned 526 acres Sunday night before reaching 80-percent containment Monday morning, following repeated red-flag warnings raised in Napa County over the last week. The City of Winters will be working in conjunction with Yolo OES to provide services to unincorporated areas and Yolo County Housing projects like the Morgan Street Senior Apartments. The city is working to contact residents in need of special care in the absence of power. “If they need an assist, we will help them,” Donlevy said in an email. Water and sewage within city limits will be unaffected with generators powering pumps. The city will install a fire hydrant at Valley Oak Drive and Highway 128 for those living near Winters but outside the city limits who need water. The city is also working to devise a system for water delivery to people living in Golden Bear, Positas and unincorporated Yolo County who have difficulty coming to the city or who have livestock. Traffic lights will operate on battery power and blink red to indicate a stop. In the event of a shut-off, City Hall will relocate to the Public Safety Center, however, some non-essential services may be delayed. At this time, additional fire and police staff are not expected. Donlevy said he has contacted PG&E about providing a Community Resource Center, which will offer air conditioning and electronic charging stations. This is a breaking news story, and this article will be updated as the story develops. City Reporter Brandon McCapes is available at brandon@wintersexpress.com.]]>

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