Northern Californians face days of power shutoffs amid high wildfire threat

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Schools and businesses close as country’s biggest utility, PG&E, cuts electricity and gas to record swath of region

Schools are closed. Traffic lights down. Tunnels dark. Businesses unopened. Hospitals running on generators.

Much of northern California is facing life without electricity or gas for as many as five to seven days, after the country’s largest utility company cut power to an unprecedented swath of the state as a preventive measure against wildfires.

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