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PSPS outages impacting 400+ PG&E customers in SLO, Santa Barbara counties

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Posted at 9:33 AM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 13:38:42-05

UPDATE (10:38 a.m.): PG&E says 462 customers are impacted.

ORIGINAL STORY: Power Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) outages were impacting hundreds of PG&E customers in San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties Tuesday morning.

As of 9:23 a.m., PG&E said 441 customers on the Central Coast were impacted by the five PSPS-related outages.

The company previously warned of possibly outages between Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening as strong, damaging winds are expected in the area.

In the Cambria area, another 50 customers were without power off Highway 46, but PG&E says this was not a planned outage and is possibly wind-related.

The company’s online outage map shows some of the areas impacted by the shutoffs were east of Highway 101 between Arroyo Grande and Santa Maria.

Restoration was expected between 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Community Resource Centers are available at the Grover Beach Community Center, 1230 Trouville Ave. in Grover Beach and First Christian Church, 15550 S. College Dr. in Santa Maria.

Restrooms, hand-washing statements, equipment to charge medical devices, WiFi, bottled water, snacks and more are provided at the site to those impacted by the outages.

To see if your address is impacted, click here.