Two linemen on a telephone pole. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.
Two linemen on a telephone pole. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

The article was last updated on Oct. 25 6:30 p.m. with additional areas that are affected by the PG&E power shutoff.


With severe wind conditions expected over the weekend, around 1,200 PG&E customers in San Benito County will be impacted by a public safety power shutoff. Power is expected to be shut off the evening of Saturday, Oct. 26 around 10 p.m. lasting through mid-day Monday, Oct. 28 around 2 p.m., according to the San Benito County Office of Emergency Services. The office has received confirmation from PG&E that San Benito County will be impacted.

Impacted areas include:

  • Frazier Lake Road/Shore Road/Pacheco Pass to the county line
  • Lone Tree/Santa Ana Valley area
  • Aromas/West of Highway 101/Rocks Road/Monterey RV Park on 101/Chittenden to county line
  • Cienega Road/Airline Highway/ Highway 25
  • Pinnacles/Old Hernandez Road/Paicines

PG&E is expected to notify impacted customers of the planned outage via phone, text and/or email. To make sure PG&E has your current contact info, visit or call (866) 743-6589. Residents can visit the PG&E website 

Note: Residents are encouraged to provide contact info to PG&E via the “mywildfirealerts” link above. BenitoLink staff was unable to get through to PG&E on the phone number provided and maps were ill-defined.

***San Benito County Sheriff’s office sent out additional information. The following link allows residents to type in their address and get a more definite answer as to whether their neighborhood will be affected.



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