Thousands of PG&E customers were without power Tuesday in the Lake Nacimiento area.
PG&E says the first outage began around 7:30 a.m. and was an EPSS outage, which is caused when EPSS technology on powerline in high fire threat areas are triggered.
As of 10:13 a.m., PG&E’s outage map showed 3,377 customers impacted.
PG&E officials say the outage occurred while crews were preparing to initiate a planned outage in the area.
Power was restored to those customers before another EPSS outage occurred around 10:30 a.m.
As of 12:12 p.m., 2,106 customers were still in the dark.
Power was expected to be restored to those impacted by 3 p.m.