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UPDATE: Central Coast power outages impact 700+

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Posted at 8:06 AM, Mar 21, 2023

UPDATE (4:40 p.m.) - Several outages have been resolved.

As of posting, Mission Hills leads with the largest outage with 254 customers impacted.

The outage in Orcutt and Santa Maria has been reduced to 106 customers. Los Alamos follows with 102, 96 in Arroyo Grande, 92 in Vandenberg Village, and 50 in Templeton.

UPDATE (2:16 p.m.) - Weather is again knocking out power to some Central Coast residents.

Shortly before 1:30 p.m., PG&E was reporting an outage impacting 3,643 customers near the Santa Maria Airport and parts of Orcutt. It was not known when power would be restored.

A few hours earlier, another outage knocked out power to nearly 100 customers in the Orcutt area. The cause of that outage was being investigated.

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Ninety-six customers remained without power in the Huasna area, 55 in the Avila Beach area, an area off Highway 46 between Cambria and Templeton had about 50 customers without power. Another outage was impacting about 179 customers in the Paso Robles surrounding Highway 101 and to the west of the Paso Robles Airport.

In Santa Barbara County, more than 300 customers were without power in parts of Vandenberg Village, Providence Landing and Mission Hills.

UPDATE (9:11 a.m.) - By 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, around 50 PG&E customers in the Avila Beach area were also without power. Weather was also said to be the cause.

In Atascadero, around 147 customers to the west of Highway 101 off Santa Lucia Road were also without power due to the latest storm.

Restoration times for either outage were not given.

ORIGINAL STORY: Weather is being blamed for knocking out power to nearly 100 PG&E customers in the Huasna area Tuesday morning.

As wind and rain impacted the Central Coast once again, the outage for 96 customers was the only one listed locally on PG&E’s outage map.

There was not estimated time of restoration. The outage began around 7:23 a.m.

In Santa Barbara, police said a tree and power lines were down around 8:15 a.m. on Loma Alta near Santa Barbara City College.

Loma Alta was closed between Cliff and Shoreline and traffic signals are also out in the area. It's unknown when the road closure will be lifted.