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Overnight power outage affects 300+ Los Osos PG&E customers

The cause is being blamed on an equipment issue
Posted at 9:11 AM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 22:45:43-04

UPDATE (5 p.m.) - More than 350 residents in Los Osos are still without power this evening as PG&E tries to fix an issue with an underground transformer near Pecho Valley Road.

According to PG&E, they are trying to restore power by 9 p.m.

Customers in the area said this poses an inconvenience to many, especially with the unusually hot temperatures.

While many homes in the coastal town do not have air conditioning, residents on Friday were left unable to turn on fans to keep them cool.

Some even rented generators to keep food from spoiling.

"So I had to get my car serviced today but I had to cancel it because I just had too many things to do with the power not being on. We had to go out for our coffee this morning," said Los Osos resident Lenny Castellaneta.

While not having electricity to complete your everyday chores can set you back in many regards, Patti Tackett is viewing the situation from another perspective.

"it's been inconvenient because of the heat. We are not used to that here," Tackett said. "But other than that, it's been really kind of an intellectual exercise in what would I really do if we had something (referring to an emergency situation)... could we sustain ourselves?"

(9:11 a.m.) - Hundreds of Los Osos residents have been without power since Thursday evening.

According to PG&E's outage information page, the outage began around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

By late Thursday night, just over 350 customers were said to be impacted and power was expected to be on before midnight, but at last check, PG&E was now expecting power to be fully restored by 3 p.m. Friday.

PG&E says an equipment issue was to blame for the outage.

No other information was immediately available.