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Possible Summit County power shutoffs canceled

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Posted at 11:40 AM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-24 19:50:50-04

UPDATE: Summit County tweeted that "Field observations and forecasts are indicating that WE WILL NOT meet PSPS [Public Safety Power Shutoff] conditions today."

Original article:

Rocky Mountain Power could be shutting off power in high-fire risk areas due to Saturday’s forecast.

The measure would be a proactive effort to limit wildfire risk due to hazardous weather conditions during an extended dry period.

Saturday’s forecast continues to show low humidity and an increase in sustained winds and gusts.

Customers in affected areas will receive follow-up notifications should a shut off-event be initiated. Rocky Mountain Power encourages those customers to be prepared by making sure your contact information is up to date.

Public Safety Power Shutoff events are part of Rocky Mountain Power’s comprehensive wildfire prevention plan, which also includes additional safety inspections, grid system upgrades, and monitoring for hazardous weather conditions.

For additional information on Public Safety Power Shutoffs and wildfire mitigation practices, you can visit Rocky Mountain Power’s website.