Current Emergency Information

Notice from PG&E regarding a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff event

Last updated on Nov. 20, at 10:27 a.m.

PG&E has announced it will continue to monitor a strong offshore wind event that is expected to begin Wednesday morning and last through Thursday morning. To reduce the risk of wildfire in these conditions, PG&E may turn off power to portions of Placer County ranging from the Auburn area and Foresthill to Emigrant Gap, starting as soon as 11 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Residents are encouraged to visit the PG&E website along with their Facebook and Twitter pages for more information.

For guidelines on how to protect yourself and your loved ones before, during, and after a power outage, see our power outage page.

PG&E Customer Resource Centers

If they shut off power, PG&E will open Customer Resource Centers in Auburn, Colfax and Foresthill. Each will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will provide power charging stations, light refreshments, restrooms, WiFi, heating and blankets.

Location details:

Auburn: Gold Country Fairgrounds (209 Fairgate Road)
Colfax: Parking lot at 7 North Main Street (across from Colfax Market and Main Street Pizza)
Foresthill: Canyon View Assembly Church (23221 Foresthill Road)

County Public Information Line

The county has a public information line: 530-886-5310. For emergencies please call 9-1-1.

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West of the Sierra & Donner Summit

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