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 Cause of massive Central Coast power outage under investigation

1 year ago

Cause of massive Central Coast power outage under investigation

People up and down the Central Coast are waking up with the lights on Monday, after a massive power outage left much of the area in the dark Sunday night.

Power went out shortly before 9:30 p.m., affecting around 145,000 customers from Santa Ynez to Cambria, according to PG&E.

For some, power was back on before midnight, and PG&E says power was fully restored by 2 a.m.

Officials say it was a transmission level outage due to a possible equipment failure, but the cause is currently under investigation.

Some local law enforcement agencies tell KSBY News there were no car accidents or an increase in crime due to the outage.

1 year ago

PG&E: 30,000 customers still without power

As of 12:30 Monday morning, 30,000 people are still without power.

Crews are on scene and hope to restore power soon.

According to the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management, The California Utilities Emergency Association has advised that the PG&E power outage was due to a "flash" at a sub-station at Morro Bay, resulting in a loss of transmission to several sub-stations.

1 year ago

PG&E: 48,000 customers still without power

According to PG&E, 48,000 people are still without power.

Crews are on scene and hope to restore power soon.

According to the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management, The California Utilities Emergency Association has advised that the PG&E power outage was due to a "flash" at a sub-station at Morro Bay, resulting in a loss of transmission to several sub-stations.

1 year ago

PG&E: All power to be restored by midnight

PG&E spokesperson says cause of transmission level outage Sunday night was due to equipment failure.

The California Utilities Emergency Association says that the PG&E power outage was due to a "flash" at a sub-station at Morro Bay, resulting in a loss of transmission to several sub-stations.

PG&E is is the process of restoring power to customers and expecting to restore all power by midnight.

145,000 customers remain without power on the Central Coast at 11:30 p.m.

Watch KSBY news at Daybreak and KSBY.com for the latest on the outage.

1 year ago

Power outage update:PG&E says cause was possible equipment failure

PG&E spokesperson says cause of transmission level outage Sunday night was due to possible equipment failure.

145,000 customers remain without power on the Central Coast at 11:30 p.m. No word on when power is expected to be restored.

Lompoc police department reports one case of a smashed window at a local restaurant, Tom's Burgers.

Lompoc Fire Chief Kurt Latipow says his crews have been going to local senior citizen facilities to make sure their generators are working properly. They are also making sure oxygen tanks are working.

Watch KSBY news at Daybreak and KSBY.com for the latest on the outage.

1 year ago

Central Coast power outage update

Santa Maria police reports lots of calls of alarms going off in the city since the massive power outage Sunday evening. They have also had a number of calls of shots fired which turned out to be people shooting off fireworks.

As of 11:14 p.m., 145,000 PG&E customers on the Central Coast remained without power.

1 year ago

Update on Central Coast power outage

Santa Barbara County dispatch reports on Twitter that power lines are down in Santa Maria on Driftwood/Tanglewood Drive.

PG&E reports number of customers without power 145,000 at 10:35 p.m. from outage that began about 9:30 p.m. on the Central Coast. No word when power is expected to be restored.

1 year ago

PG&E said 145,000 customers without power on Central Coast

PG&E said Monday at 10:35 p.m. the number of customers without power on Central Coast has risen to 145,000.

No word on cause of the transmission level outage or when power is expected to be restored.

Watch KSBY News at 11 and KSBY.com for the latest.

1 year ago

PG&E: At least 115,000 customers affected by massive outage along Central Coast

PG&E says at least 145,000 customers are without power in northern Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties due to a transmission level outage.

KSBY has received calls from viewers across the Central Coast saying they are affected.

The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management says the cause and restoration time is currently unknown.

Stay with KSBY.com and watch Daybreak at 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. for the latest on the outage.

1 year ago

Massive power outage affecting the Central Coast

The Central Coast is experiencing a major power outage Sunday night. KSBY has received calls from viewers from Atascadero, Cambria, San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, Nipomo, Santa Maria and Lompoc who are experiencing outages.

KSBY has calls into PG&E officials, but are still awaiting word on what caused the outage and how long it will be in effect.

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