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Power outage affects 4K customers in Santa Maria

Posted at 4:37 PM, Sep 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-24 23:57:40-04

UPDATE (8:55 p.m.) - PG&E says all remaining customers impacted by the outage in Santa Maria were safely restored at about 7:15 p.m.

Four other outages, unrelated to the larger outage, were still affecting approximately 40 customers in the Santa Maria area Friday evening.

UPDATE (6:45 p.m.) - PG&E reports power has been restored to 3,100 more customers impacted by the Santa Maria outage. The utility expects to restore power to the remaining 440 customers by 8:30 p.m.

UPDATE (5:32 p.m.) - PG&E says field crews have traced the cause of the outage to a failed component in an underground enclosure.

Power is expected to be restored to the remaining 3,584 affected customers by 8:30 p.m.

UPDATE (4:42 p.m.) - Power has been restored to approximately 500 of the originally affected 4,095 customers, according to PG&E.

(4:35 p.m.) - A power outage was affecting nearly 4,100 customers in Santa Maria on Friday afternoon.

The outage was reported shortly after 3 p.m.

It includes an area that extends from Cook and Depot streets diagonally southeast to Stowell Road and Highway 101, south to Betteravia Road, and bordered on the west by Depot Street.

PG&E says its crews are investigating the cause of the outage. A spokesperson says crews are reporting damaged equipment near the Santa Maria Fairpark and the 1400 block of South Miller Street.

The utility expects power to be fully restored by 10:30 p.m.