City of Lafayette, CA

11/19/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/19/2019 15:00

UPDATE: PG&E PSPS Power Shutoff To Begin in Lafayette Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. (Updated 12:15 PST 19 Nov 2019)

Based on weather forecasts, PG&E has provided updated information to the City of Lafayette on the planned Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) scheduled for Wednesday, November 20, 2019. PG&E is now planning to begin to de-energize power lines in areas of Lafayette tomorrow, Wednesday, at 1:00 pm (13:00 PST 20 Nov 2019).

This PSPS event will affect approximately 7,467 PG&E customers in Lafayette. You can check if your address is affected here: https://psps.ss.pge.com. Once the weather event has passed, PG&E is planning to re-energize power line at 8:00 a.m. Thursday (08:00 PST 21 Nov 2019).

More information about this PSPS event can be found at PG&E's webpage (https://www.pge.com). Other important resources can be found on the City's PSPS Preparation webpage (http://bit.ly/LafayettePSPS). Updates will be posted to the City's website (https://www.lovelafayette.org/), social media sites, Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lovelafayette/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/lovelafayette), and Nextdoor, as well as sent out as e-notifications (https://www.lovelafayette.org/city-hall/e-notification).

When PG&E begins a PSPS event, it could take hours for the power to go off in a neighborhood and, likewise, hours for it to come back on even though a PSPS event has passed. In the meantime, find alternative energy sources for light, charging phones and medical devices, and other necessities. Plan ahead with food and water, and make sure your grab-and-go emergency kits are ready.

Do not use generators or heating devices, including barbecues, indoors. These could be fatal without proper ventilation. Make sure your automobile fuel tank is full. And remember, when the power goes out, so do traffic signals. City crews will be placing cones and reflective stop signs at key intersections. Treat non-functioning signals as four-way stop signs - it's the law.

Here is the latest update for the City of Lafayette (Updated: 12:15 PST, 19 Nov 2019):

  • When power is out, City Offices will be closed to the public, although staff will be on site working.
  • Please note that home alarm systems will only work for a limited time on battery power. Residents should be alert to any suspicious activity and call the Lafayette Police Department at (925) 284-5010. LPD will have extra officers patrolling the City. Call 911 in an emergency.
  • Schools in Lafayette will be open during this PSPS event. Please refer to those agencies for further information. Lamorinda school buses will be running.
  • The Parks, Trails and Recreation Department and the Community Center will remain open, although some class may have to be cancelled.
  • The Lafayette Library & Learning Center will close during this PSPS event.