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Nearly 14,000 PG&E customers without power in Santa Maria area, Santa Ynez Valley

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Posted at 9:53 AM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-15 15:42:41-04

UPDATE (12:35 p.m.) — Nearly 2,000 PG&E customers in northern Santa Barbara County lost power Saturday afternoon.

According to the PG&E outage map, more than 12,000 PG&E customers in the Santa Ynez Valley remain without power and at least 1,960 customers in the areas of Nipomo, Santa Maria and Orcutt lost power as of Saturday afternoon.

PG&E officials said crews are working to determine the cause of the power outages.

Crews estimate power to be restored in the Santa Maria area at about 2:45 p.m. PG&E officials did not give an estimated restoration time for those in the Nipomo area.


(UPDATE: 10:30 a.m.) - Over 12,000 PG&E customers remain without power Saturday morning in the Santa Ynez Valley.

A power outage reported in the Lompoc area grew to over 2,400 customers, when just over 100 were reported without power at around 9:30 a.m.

PG&E is working to determine the cause of the outages.

Officials say they expect power to be restored by around 2 p.m.


More than 8,000 PG&E customers were without power Saturday morning in parts of Lompoc and the Santa Ynez Valley.

Two of the outages impacting the Solvang and Los Alamos areas reportedly began at 9:22 a.m.

Another impacting more than 4,000 people began before 9 a.m

A smaller outage affecting close to 130 customers near Lompoc began at 9:36 a.m.

Crews are being dispatched to the area and PG&E says the causes are under investigation, however, several lightning strikes and vegetation fires have been reported in the areas of the outages.