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Power outages reported in Atascadero, Templeton, SLO

The causes are under investigation
Posted at 4:57 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 01:52:39-04

UPDATE (6:30 p.m.) - An additional 2,325 PG&E customers were without power in San Luis Obispo early Wednesday evening.

The outage included the area along Monterey Street from Nipomo St. to Highway 101 on the east side of the city, and southeast toward the train station, including the areas around Mitchell Park, San Luis Obispo High School and French Hospital Medical Center.

An earlier outage in the Atascadero and Templeton areas had been resolved.

(4:57 p.m.) - Nearly 3,000 PG&E customers were without power late Wednesday afternoon in Atascadero and Templeton and another nearly 200 in San Luis Obispo.

According to PG&E, the outage in northern San Luis Obispo County began shortly before 4 p.m.

Crews were en route to assess the cause.

Power was expected to be restored by 7:15 p.m.

In San Luis Obispo, a possible blown transformer knocked out power to nearly 200 PG&E customers.

Residents in the area reported hearing a large pop before the power went out shortly before 4:30 p.m. A tree was reported to be on fire in the area of Sydney and Johnson. People with fire extinguishers worked to put out the flames before the fire department arrived.

Power was expected to be restored to those customers by 7:45 p.m.

SLO City Fire is asking people to avoid the area.