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Chico considers a curfew for future PG&E power outages

The city of Chico is considering a curfew if there is a PG&E power outage, in case of extreme fire danger.

Posted: Aug 5, 2019 8:46 AM
Updated: Aug 5, 2019 8:59 AM

CHICO, Calif. - The city of Chico is considering a curfew if there is a PG&E power outage.

Chico's police chief is expected to pitch the idea to the city council on Tuesday's meeting on Aug. 6.

PG&E could potentially cut power, possibly for several days in a row because of extreme fire danger.

The public safety proposal says that would be a disruption to emergency services, traffic controls, and could put people in danger.

If the ordinance passes, police have the authority to make misdemeanor arrests for those violating curfew.

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