NewsLocal News


UPDATE: Power mostly restored as storm moves past area

Posted at 4:06 AM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 10:23:36-05

(UPDATE 7:21 a.m.) – According to Southern California Edison’s outage map, power in the Santa Barbara area has been restored to all but about 100 customers.

In San Luis Obispo County, the largest outage Wednesday morning was near San Luis Obispo. It reportedly started Tuesday night and was impacted about 70 PG&E customers.


(UPDATE 4:00 a.m. Wednesday) – Storm conditions have knocked out power to thousands of Southern California Edison customers in Santa Barbara.

According to the SCE online outage map, more than 9800 customers without power in the Samarkand and Oak Park areas, not far from Cottage Hospital.

It’s unclear when the outage began but crews expect to have the lights back on by 7:30 a.m.

More than 100 SCE customers in neighborhoods near University Dr. are also without power. The utility is aiming to have power back on to most of those customers by 10:30 a.m.

SCE crews are responding to about a half dozen other smaller outages across Goleta and Santa Barbara, all caused by the stormy weather.

Meanwhile, PG&E is working to restore power to about 360 people in the Santa Ynez Valley, just north of Cachuma Lake. However, the company has not said when it will fully restore power there.

PG&E also has not given an estimated restoration date for the 70 customers without power in the Prefumo Canyon/See Canyon area.

(UPDATE 12:15 a.m. Wednesday) – A thunderstorm that began Tuesday evening causes power outages into early Wednesday morning.

PG&E reports at least 70 people are without power in the Irish Hills area in San Luis Obispo. Crews do not have an estimated time of restoration.

In Solvang, over 600 customers are without power. PG&E is working to fully restore power in that area.

Power has been restored in Paso Robles, Prefumo Canyon and Grover Beach,

There are still multiple power outages reported in Arroyo Grande.

Several communities on the Central Coast were left in the dark Tuesday night as a thunderstorm made its way through the area.

PG&E reported that more than 100 customers were without power east of Paso Robles. That outage stretched along Highway 46 from Geneseo Rd. to just past Union Rd.

Seventy customers were without power in the Prefumo Canyon area of San Luis Obispo.

In Grover Beach, a power outage from Longbranch Ave. to Baden Ave. and from 9th St. to 13th St. was affecting nearly 300 people.

An outage off Lopez Dr. east of Arroyo Grande was affecting nearly 150 customers.

To see the latest information on PG&E outages, click here.

Southern California Edison was also reporting several outages in the Goleta area and another near the San Marcos Pass.

To see the latest information on Southern California Edison, click here.