Update: South Bay braces for PG&E power shutoff, now set to begin later on Wednesday

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.” The utility had previously said “phase 2” of its Northern California outage would begin around noon on Wednesday.

The outage is billed as a safety measure as power officials try to prevent wildfires that they fear will happen because of severe wind that’s projected…

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