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PG&E Power Outage Oct 27 9 AM update

Post Date:10/27/2019 9:08 AM

Updated Sunday October 27 9 AM

As of 8:00 PM Saturday October 26th PG&E shut down power to Portola Valley for a Public Safety Power Shut Off due to extreme fire weather.


The shutoff is predicted to end on Monday, October 28th at around 8 AM, provided the extreme weather event is concluded  but power will not be restored until PG&E is able to conduct a visual inspection of the power lines. Power restoration can be anywhere from 36 hours up to 5 days. 


At this time there is no new information From PG&E.  The Town is monitoring the situation, and we expect to update you with new information as it becomes available.


  • Town Hall will be staffed during normal business hours. If you have questions, you can call (650) 851-1700 or come by Town Hall.


  • Station 19 Firehouse at  4091 Jefferson Ave. Redwood City will be open 8:00 am - 8pm on Sunday for charging devices and internet access.  


  • A Community Resource Center has been set up at La Honda Fire Station at 8945 La Honda Road. It will be open Sunday from 8 AM to 8 PM

  • There additional Community Resource Centers set up at:

    • Pacifica- Sea Bowl 4625 Coast Hwy, Pacifica CA

    • San Mateo County – Event Center – 2490 S. Delaware, San Mateo

    • Edit PG&E will not be opening CRC in Half Moon Bay


  • Portola Valley Library will be open during daylight hours with limited services


  • Town Center will have a charging station for your devices starting 8 AM on Monday


Cell service and internet may be spotty or non-existent in your neighborhood depending if your cell or internet carrier has backup power at their towers.


If you have elderly neighbors or know anyone that need extra help please check in on them during the Power Shutoff to make sure they are provided for.


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