More than 6,000 customers lost power in Atascadero Thursday afternoon.
The outage happened around 1:19 p.m., according to PG&E. It is affecting 6,298 customers, including people on both sides of Hwy 101, north of Hwy 41 and west of Atascadero Ave.
Power is expected to be restored by 7:15 p.m.
PG&E has not yet said what caused the outage.
The outage comes amid a week of statewide Flex Alerts while high temperatures strain California's power grid.