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California utility shuts off power over wildfire risk


September 15, 2019

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — Southern California Edison has shut off electricity to more than 14,000 customers in the Sierra Nevada because of high winds that could knock down power lines and pose a wildfire threat.

The utility cut power Monday afternoon to areas of Mono and Inyo counties, including Mammoth Lakes, Owens Valley an area near Lee Vining and near Tuolomne (Too-WAHL'-uh-mee) Meadows in Yosemite National Park.

The National Weather Service issued a warning in the area until 9 p.m. for winds that could gust to 50 mph.

The outage affects nearly 14,000 people in Mono County and abo...

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