Updated information about the PG&E’s PSPS event can be found at www.pge.com/psps.

Look up if your address may be affected at https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/addresslookup/.

Public Safety Power Shutoff in Lafayette To Continue Until Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Post Date: 10/26/2020 3:53 PM

PG&E’s current Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event in the City of Lafayette will continue until Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Portions of Lafayette will remain without power overnight until such time as PG&E can inspect powerlines for any damage from the severe wind event.

Due to continued high winds in the area, PG&E has been unable to fly helicopters to inspect powerlines. Winds are expected to die down overnight, and PG&E will begin inspections on Tuesday morning, October 27, 2020. Restoration of power will take place on Tuesday following PG&E’s inspection of the powerlines. PG&E has not provided a specific time on Tuesday when full power restoration will be complete.

PG&E will continue to have two Community Resource Centers (CRC) operating in Lamorinda for the duration of the PSPS event.  A CRC is located in Lafayette at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Lane.  A second CRC is located at Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church, 10 Moraga Valley Lane.  Both locations will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Each location will have snacks, water, device charging, ADA-accessible restrooms and washing station, small medical device charging, and Wi-Fi.

In addition, the Lafayette Police Department will have device charging available in front of the Police Station at 3471 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, on Tuesday, October 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lafayette Police continues to provide generator power to key intersections during this PSPS event to allow for fully functional traffic signal operation. Remember, during a power outage, any traffic signals that are not operational should be treated as a four-way stop. The Lafayette Police Department has increased neighborhood patrols during this PSPS event.

Please visit www.pge.com for the PSPS updates and outage maps.

Please also note that there are no active fires at this time in Contra Costa County. Smoke from a fire in Solano County has, however, drifted into our area.

You can hear the latest public safety and emergency announcements on the City of Lafayette’s Community Information and Emergency Radio Station AM 1670 or listen online at https://bit.ly/LafayetteRadio1670AM.

 


UPDATE: PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in Lafayette to Begin at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 25, 2020

Post Date: 10/25/2020 10:08 AM

(UPDATED 10-25-20 09:59 PDT) PG&E has notified the City of Lafayette that a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) will occur in Lafayette and the surrounding Lamorinda area on Sunday, October 25, 2020. Current information indicates de-energization may occur at  8:00 p.m. Re-energization is to begin on Tuesday. Tips for preparing for a PG&E PSPS event can be found at https://www.lovelafayette.org/residents/pg-e-s-public-safety-power-shutoff-psps.

PG&E will have two Community Resource Centers (CRC) in Lamorinda.  One will be in Lafayette at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at 1035 Carol Lane.  The other is located in Moraga at Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church at 10 Moraga Valley Lane.  Both locations will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Each location will have snacks, water, device charging, ADA-accessible restroom and washing station, small medical device charging, and Wi-Fi.

You can find a full list of county-wide CRC and charging stations here: https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2450. In addition, the Lafayette Police Department will have device charging-only available in front of the Police Station at 3471 Mt. Diablo Blvd., in Lafayette. Charging will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Monday.

Lafayette Police will be providing generator power to several key intersections during this PSPS event to allow for fully functional signal operation.  Temporary stop signs and cones will be set up at other intersections.  City of Lafayette Public Works will have staff on-duty 24/7 to assist the Police Department with any hazards that arise during the PSPS event.  During a power outage, any traffic signals that are not operational should be treated as a four-way stop.

The Lafayette Police Department will increase neighborhood patrols during this PSPS event. Lafayette Police is working closely with Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, which has deployed additional resources in response to these weather conditions. Continue to visit www.pge.com for the last PSPS updates, outage maps, and to check if your residence or business will be affected.

 


10/25/20 Pacific Gas and Electric Company Public Safety Power Shutoff (#PSPS) event:

Posted 10/24/20 at 6:09pm. https://local.nixle.com/alert/8320648

Current information indicates de-energization may be pushed back from 4 p.m. to around 8 p.m. for the City of Lafayette. Re-energization will now occur on Tuesday, instead of Wednesday.

PG&E will have two Community Resource Centers (CRC) in Lamorinda. One will be in Lafayette at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at 1035 Carol Lane. The other is located in Moraga at Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church at 10 Moraga Valley Lane. Both locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Each location will have snacks, water, device charging, ADA-accessible restroom and washing station, small medical device charging, and Wi-Fi.

The Lafayette Police Department will have device charging only available in front of the PD at 3471 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Charging will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lafayette PD will be providing generator power to several key intersections during this PSPS event to allow for fully functional signal operation. Temporary stop signs and cones will be set up at other intersections. City of Lafayette Public Works will have staff on-duty 24/7 to assist the Police Department with any hazards that arise during the PSPS event. During a power outage, any traffic signals that are not operational should be treated as a four-way stop.

Continue to visit pge.com for the last PSPS updates, outage maps, and to check if your residence/business will be affected.

Sign up for alerts at https://www.nixle.com/ and https://cwsalerts.com.

 


 

PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in Lafayette Scheduled to Begin Sunday Afternoon

 
Post Date: 10/23/2020 11:04 AM
 
PG&E has notified the City of Lafayette that a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) will occur in Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda beginning Sunday, October 25, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., and lasting through Wednesday morning.
 
This PSPS event is in response to weather conditions that are forecast in the East Bay between Sunday and Wednesday. If there is no change to the weather forecast, PG&E will begin de-energizing powerlines on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Once conditions improve, PG&E will inspect and re-energize the affected powerlines. Please plan for a power outage that could last several days.
 
Tips for preparing for a PG&E PSPS event can be found at https://www.lovelafayette.org/residents/pg-e-s-public-safety-power-shutoff-psps.
 
The Lafayette Police Department will increase neighborhood patrols during this PSPS event. Lafayette Police is working closely with Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, which has deployed additional resources in response to these weather conditions.
Updated information about the PG&E’s PSPS event can be found at www.pge.com/psps.
Look up if your address may be affected at https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/addresslookup/.

 


 

Lafayette Reservoir CLOSED Oct. 25-16Lafayette Reservoir CLOSED Sunday, 10/25 through Monday, 10/26

Due to extreme weather and fire danger, East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Lafayette and San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Areas and all East Bay trails are CLOSED Sunday, 10/25 through Monday, 10/26. For updated information visit https://www.ebmud.com/recreation/east-bay/lafayette-reservoir.

Lafayette Res Run for Education runners can still run/walk the 2mile or 5K in downtown Lafayette. 10K runners have the option to run on an alternative course of your choice. Track your distance and time using an app and upload your time.

 


 

 

Regional Parks in East Bay Hills to Close Sunday Due to Extreme Weather & Fire Dangers

Parks affected include Anthony Chabot, Claremont Canyon, Huckleberry, Lake Chabot, Leona Canyon, Redwood, Roberts, Sibley, Tilden, Wildcat Canyon, and Kennedy Grove

Friday, October 23, 2020 (Oakland, CA) – A 20-year wind event is expected to hit the Bay Area starting Sunday, October 25, 2020. Fire danger will be extreme due to expected high winds, low humidity, and dry vegetation. High winds also cause falling trees and branches, which can cause injury.

The following East Bay Regional Parks are closed from Sunday, October 25, 2020, through Monday, October 26, 2020, due to extreme weather and fire dangers:

  • Anthony Chabot Regional Park (including Anthony Chabot campground)
  • Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve
  • Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve
  • Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area
  • Lake Chabot Regional Park
  • Leona Canyon Open Space Regional Preserve
  • Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
  • Roberts Regional Recreation Area
  • Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
  • Tilden Regional Park
  • Wildcat Canyon Regional Park (including Alvarado Park)

EBRPD Fire Department will be staffing several park fire stations along with CalFire, who remains on high alert.

Residents are advised not to enter any East Bay Regional Parks during the closure. Anyone entering Regional Parks will be subject to citation or arrest for violation of the Park District’s Ordinance 38.

For up-to-date information on the closures and reopenings, visit www.ebparks.org.