GOLETA, There may be a Public Safety Power Shut-off outside the Goleta city limits beginning Friday.
Southern California Edison is monitoring the situation and has yet to make a decision. No one within city limits is part of the area that will lose power, but it could have residual impacts and is a good reminder to be prepared if a shut-off were to occur, according to city officials.
The areas that may be affected include: between Dos Pueblos Canyon Road and Gaviota and along Refugio Road and Highway 101 north of Goleta (Friday); and the “Noleta” area between the cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta from Paradise Road down Turnpike Road to More Mesa (Saturday).
The shut-off is expected to occur when high risk weather could start a wildfire. The shut-off will last as long as the potentially dangerous weather conditions exist, as well as the amount of time it takes for power company workers to inspect and repair the affected equipment. Residents should be prepared for outages that could last up to five days.