PG&E Shut-Offs Cause Traffic, School Closures

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The line for gas at Trancas and Solano in Napa on October 8, 2019 before the power shutoff started. (Mina Kim/KQED)

The second phase of PG&E power shut-offs are expected Wednesday evening, affecting around 240,000 PG&E customers in 10 California counties. This follows the approximately 500,000 customers whose power was shut off Wednesday morning. PG&E expects to begin restoring power Thursday, though it says the process could take days. The shut-offs have caused school closures, traffic backups and depleted supplies at grocery and hardware stores. We'll get the latest news on the shut-offs, and we want to hear how your life has been affected.

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Lily Jamali, co-host and correspondent, KQED's The California Report

Lauren Sommer, science and environment reporter, KQED

Sam Liccardo, mayor, City of San Jose