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Person drives into pole, leaves thousands without power in Santa Maria

Posted at 10:45 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 11:48:46-04

UPDATE: Power was restored by 8 a.m. Wednesday.


ORIGINAL STORY: Thousands of PG&E customers were without power in Santa Maria Tuesday evening after someone drove into a pole.

According to the City of Santa Maria, over 2,000 customers lost power at Betteravia Street and Thornburg Street.

The outage was first reported at around 6:00 p.m. As of 10:30 p.m., there are still 198 customers without power.

According to the utility’s website, power is expected to be fully restored by 7:00 a.m.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Courtesy: Santa Maria Fire Department