Most of city spared shutoff


The ups and downs of the Bay Area power grid ended its latest episode this week, after another anxious couple of days for about 750 PG&E customers in some neighborhoods and rural areas west and east of Gilroy.

Power was restored for all but a handful of homes Monday afternoon, after a two-day outage that began  Saturday, Oct. 26 in a planned PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff.

More than 27,000 customers in Santa Clara County were affected by the power shutoff, including nearly 6,000 customers in Morgan Hill and San Martin.

The City of Gilroy’s Public Information Office advised residents and businesses that the planned shutoff would impact customers in parts of Gilroy.

The shutoff, in response to forecasted high winds and heightened fire risks, affected approximately 850,000 customers throughout Northern California, according to PG&E.

Areas northwest of Gilroy near Santa Teresa Boulevard, and west of Gilroy along Hecker Pass Highway west of Gilroy Gardens were affected. A spokesperson for Gilroy Gardens reported Sunday morning that the theme park had electricity and would open as scheduled.

Also affected in the Gilroy area were a few neighborhoods southwest of Gilroy near Santa Teresa Boulevard and east of Gilroy, east of Leavesley and Ferguson roads.

To see updated information about the power, visit

Also, the city said it will provide updated information at


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