UPDATE (10:50 PM): One of the power outages impacting PG&E customers at least in San Luis Obispo was because two power poles were down.
San Luis Obispo City Fire Department responded to the incident on Santa Rosa Street between Railroad Square and Leff Street.
This incident was reported at about 3 pm and 43 customers remain without electricity.
SLO City Fire asked residents to shelter in place.
The fire agency is working with PG&E to fix the lines.
According to PG&E's outage map, power is expected to return Sunday July 31, 2022 at 8 A.M.
UPDATE (7:10 P.M.): Power has been restored for most residents in San Luis Obispo, Templeton, Atascadero, Creston and Paso Robles.
PG&E’s power outage map shows that at least 43 customers remain without electricity in San Luis Obispo near Osos Street and Leff Street. This outage was reported at 2:58 P.M.
PG&E said that outage “was caused by an emergency issue.” Power is expected to return by 1 A.M. on Sunday July 31, 2022.
Power returned for a large number of impacted customers in northeastern San Luis Obispo County.
According to PG&E’s power outage map, there are 36 customers without power with it expected to comeback by 8:30 P.M. on Saturday July 30, 2022. One other customer facing an outage is expecting power to be restored by 11:30 P.M.
The cause of these outages impacting customers in Paso Robles and Atascadero has not been released.
UPDATE (4:15 P.M.): PG&E's outage map is showing that at least 1,362 customers in Downtown San Luis Obispo are also experiencing power outages. Electricity is expected to return by 9:30 PM.
At least 1,707 Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) customers are experiencing power outages.
PG&E’s power outage map shows that most of the users without electricity are located in Santa Margarita, Templeton, Creston, and Atascadero.
KSBY News got a call from an impacted customer in Atascadero around 1:40 P.M.
According to PG&E, the outage started at 1:09 P.M.
The company said they are investigating the cause of the outage.
On its website, PG&E said that when the risk for wildfire is high, “powerlines in your area shut off instantly when struck by a branch or object.”
Powerlines normally stay off until they are fully inspected.
Power is expected to be restored by 7:30 P.M.