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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Updates: PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff

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October 10, 2019 UPDATE at 5:30 p.m.


PG&E has begun restoring power to areas of Santa Clara County affected by the Public Safety Power Shutoff. PG&E is currently inspecting equipment for damage, making repairs as needed, and beginning to restore power. We do not currently have an update regarding how long the process will take to fully restore power in Morgan Hill.

Important Updates 

  • City teams will be working into the night to ensure critical City services are functioning properly.
  • With power being restored to Morgan Hill, the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff curfew will not be in effect for Thursday, October 10, 2019.
  • A Charging Center is available at the Community and Cultural Center’s Outdoor Amphitheater located at 17000 Monterey Road in Morgan Hill. Electrical outlets will be available on a first come, first served basis. It is anticipated to stay available through the duration of the power shutoff.
  • In case of emergencies, please call 911.
  • All City facilities will be open during their normal business hours tomorrow, October 11, 2019.

For information regarding the City of Morgan Hill’s services during a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff please call (669) 201-2565. This line will be staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and callers can leave a message after hours to receive a return phone call.


October 10, 2019, UPDATE at 11:30 a.m.

PG&E started Phase 2 power shutoffs at approximately 10:30 p.m. last night (10/9/19). We do not yet know when power restoration will begin in Morgan Hill. If you still have power in Santa Clara County, PG&E is stating that you will not lose power due to this Public Safety Power Shutoff event.

Important Updates

  • Due to the power shutoffs, multiple traffic signals are out throughout the City. As a reminder, intersections without a working traffic signal should be treated as a four-way stop. Please slow down and use caution in these areas.
  • A Charging Center is available at the Community and Cultural Center located at 17000 Monterey Road in Morgan Hill. Electrical outlets will be available on a first come, first served basis. It is anticipated to stay available through the duration of the power shutoff.
  • Please call 911 only for emergencies, not to get information. For information regarding the City of Morgan Hill’s services during a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff please call (669) 201-2565. This line will be staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and after these hours callers can leave a message to receive a return phone call.
  • All schools in the Morgan Hill Unified School District are remaining open. Check with your private school administration on their power outage plans.
  • The City continues to maintain water and sewer service during this outage by using emergency generators. Emergency generators will have a noise impact. We do not anticipate any interruption to water or sewer services at this time. If you get your water from a private well or rely on a private pumping system to serve your residence or business, your water and sewer service may be interrupted.
  • At this time all City facilities have power and will remain open during their regular business hours.

At last night’s Special City Council meeting the Morgan Hill City Council ratified the proclamation of a local emergency. Click this link to view a video of the Special City Council meeting.

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