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4 to Watch: How Utilities Decide to Proactively Pull the Plug

About 170,000 customers might face power shutoff in Southern California today. Here's why and what happens next



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    Parts of SoCal face proactive power shutoffs today. Here's how utilities decide it's time to pull the plug and what happens next.

    It's one of the stories were following today on NBCLA.

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