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UPDATE: PG&E cancels potential Public Safety Power Shutoffs on July 5 in Monterey and San Benito counties

CENTRAL COAST, Calif. (KION-TV) -- PG&E announced the potential Public Safety Power Shutoff event scheduled for July 5 has been canceled due to more favorable weather conditions.

The three Community Resource Centers opened to support customers closed at 10 p.m. on Friday.

ORIGINAL - PG&E says current weather conditions has led the company to announced the possibility of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) in Monterey and San Benito counties.

The projected number of impacted residents has dropped from 6,000 to 1,300 people, and PG&E says that the people (1,233 customers in Monterey and 72 customers in San Benito counties) have been notified.

The shutoffs will take place on July 5, but PG&E won't be able to confirm anything until the afternoon when they've received their meteorology report, according to PG&E.

You can see if your address is impacted by the shutoffs by clicking here. PG&E says you'll be able to check your address for a possible shutoff two days before the event takes place.

PG&E will open three Community Resource Centers starting Friday, July 5, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. for those impacted by the PSPS. These locations will offer air conditioning, drinking water, charging capabilities, snacks and other resources.

These locations are the Soledad Community Center (560 Walker Drive), Salinas Valley Fairgrounds (625 Division Street) and San Antonio Union School (67550 Lockwood Jolon Road).

The only mandatory shutoffs took place on Wednesday, but none in the Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito county area.

Counties facing a mandatory shutoff included Butte, Colusa, Lake, Napa, Shasta, Glenn, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama and Yolo.

Areas designated for a planned shutoff could change based on weather conditions.

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