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Some Central Coast residents could be seeing unusual sights during the next few weeks, as a utility company works to upgrade the region’s power grid.

PG&E is starting a project Monday to upgrade its transmission lines west of Highway 101 in Nipomo.  It will be increasing the height of nine towers, and re-tensioning or replacing transmission lines in a four mile stretch of the power system in the area.

Concern about the potential for the high wind leading to power lines starting brush fires has led to some intentional outages in Ventura County. About 2600 customers in the county are currently impacted. They include parts of the Santa Paula, Fillmore, Ojai, Moorpark, and Somis areas.