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East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts

June 23, 2017 (Julian-Shelter Valley) –  A planned power outage is scheduled  starting at 9 p.m. on Monday night,  June 26 through  6 a.m. on Tuesday morning, June 27 in the Shelter Valley area and the outskirts of Julian; a majority of the customers are in the eastern Julian area surrounding Banner Grade, SDG&E has announced.  Julian’s downtown historic district will not be affected.

The outage is needed to replace older power lines and equipment to make the system more weather- and fire-resilient. 

Below is the notice from SDG&E with full details for customers in the affected areas:

As part of our commitment to providing safe and reliable energy, SDG&E is completing work to address high fire risk areas by replacing older overhead power lines with new wires and equipment. The work being performed will make the system more weather- and fire-resilient. In order to safely accomplish this, a planned outage is being scheduled for Monday night, June 26 in the areas of Shelter Valley and Julian.

We understand that power outages are an inconvenience.  However, we are working hard to reduce the impact.  Originally, several planned outages were scheduled in June but with the extreme heat, all but one of them are being delayed until the fall.  In order to safely complete critical work on June 26 with as little disruption as possible for our customers, the outage will take place over night, starting at approximately 9 p.m. with power restored by 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

Safety of our customers and employees is a top priority at SDG&E.  In order to prepare for the planned outage, here are some tips to consider:

  • Use a flashlight rather than candles for light
  • If using a standby generator follow these safety tips
  • Turn off major appliances like dishwasher, televisions, or A/C to prevent them from starting unexpectedly when power is restored
  • Unplug or turn off TVs, stereos, computers or game systems
  • Charge your cell phone before the outage

Your cooperation and understanding are greatly appreciated.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the planned outage, please call 858-654-1785 during normal business hours.

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