UPDATE (8:20 a.m.) – PG&E is reporting power was fully restored to the affected areas by 8:20 a.m. Wednesday. No word on the cause of the outage.
UPDATE (7:35 a.m.) – Just after 7:30 a.m., PG&E’s online outage map was showing 8,879 PG&E customers were still without power in the Lompoc, Buellton, and Santa Ynez Valley areas Wednesday.
Power is estimated to be restored by 11:15 a.m
The cause of the outage is under investigation.
UPDATE (6:10 a.m.) – Just before 6 a.m., PG&E officials said crews had restored power to over 2,700 customers who were impacted by Wednesday morning’s outage.
Over 11,000 people are still without power. It’s unclear whether stormy weather conditions played a role in the outage.
Pacific Gas & Electric crews are working to figure out why power was knocked out to nearly 14,000 people in the Santa Ynez Valley and Lompoc areas early Wednesday morning.
According to PG&E’s online outage map, there are outages in the Lompoc/Vandeberg Village area, Buellton and Santa Ynez.
More than 2,300 people are without power in Lompoc, nearly 4,500 customers are impacted in Buellton and in Santa Ynez over 7,100 people are in the dark.
PG&E says the outages began at about 5:00 a.m. and expect to have power restored by 9:15 a.m. Wednesday.
Power outage in the Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc and Los Olivos may affect your morning commute today. Please drive with caution as @PGE4Me works to restore power in the the area. #sbsheriff
— SB Sheriff's Office (@sbsheriff) October 3, 2018
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.