South Bay braces for PG&E blackout set to begin later Wednesday, county declares emergency

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Wednesday afternoon that a planned power outage that could affect as many as 200,000 customers in certain San Jose neighborhoods would now not begin until “later this afternoon and into early evening.”

Santa Clara County officials declared a local emergency in the county Wednesday and said another 38,250 customers — which translates to about 100,000 residents — are expected to lose power this night. PG&E had previously said “phase 2” of its Northern California…


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