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Millions of Californians set to lose power

10/09/2019 3:07 pm ET Molly Taft
Millions of Californians set to lose power

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Pacific Gas & Electric has begun cutting power to tens of thousands of Californians this morning in an unprecedented move to safeguard against wildfires during a period of strong winds.

As many as 800,000 homes and businesses—representing around 2.4 million people—across northern and central California could be affected by the cuts, which may last up to a week in some places.

The utility filed for bankruptcy in January following a deluge of claims related to its role in the state’s massive wildfires in 2017 and 2018.

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