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Lafayette Police Department
Saturday October 26th, 2019 :: 09:33 a.m. PDT


UPDATE: PG&E to Begin PSPS Power Outage in Lafayette at 5:00 p.m. Today, Saturday, Oct. 26

UPDATE: PG&E to Begin PSPS Power Outage in Lafayette at 5:00 p.m. Today, Saturday, Oct. 26 (Updated 09:32am PDT 26 Oct 2019)

Post Date:10/26/2019 9:32 AM

Citing the latest weather forecasts, PG&E will begin to de-energize power lines in Contra Costa County, including portions of Lafayette, at 5:00 p.m. today (17:00 PDT, Saturday 26 Oct 2019) as part of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). Forecasts indicate a significant high wind weather event will affect the region this afternoon through Sunday night. The high wind event could cause damage to trees and structures and may result in other non-PSPS power outages. The PSPS event is expected to conclude as early as midnight on Sunday night/Monday morning (00:01 PDT 28 Oct 2019). 

PG&E continues to monitor weather models and may change the timing of the power shutoff and the duration of the expected PSPS event. However, please prepare to be without power for up to 48 hours if you are in an outage area. You can determine if your address is affected on PG&E’s website at  Other important resources can be found on the City’s PSPS Preparation webpage here: 

Updates will be posted to the City’s Website (

(Updated 08:28 PDT 26 Oct 2019) 

Here are the latest updates concerning the City of Lafayette as of 08:28 PDT 26 Oct 2019: 

  • If the power is restored, City Offices will be open to the public on Monday, 28 October 2019.
  • Please note that home alarm systems will only work for a limited time on battery power. Residents should be alert to any suspicious activity and call the Lafayette Police Department at (925) 284-5010. LPD will have extra officers patrolling the City. Call 911 in an emergency. 
  • Schools in Lafayette will be open on Monday, 28 October. Please refer to those agencies for further information. Lamorinda school buses will be running per the regular schedule. 
  • The Parks, Trails and Recreation Department and the Community Center will remain open.
  • The Lafayette Library & Learning Center will close during this PSPS event. Please refer to the County for further information.
  • BART is expected to continue normal operation through this PSPS event. Please refer to BART for further information.
  • The Caldecott tunnel will remain open during this PSPS event. Please refer to Caltrans for further information.

Lafayette Police Department
3471 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 925-299-3220

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