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Early Morning Power Outage Affected Thousands of Customers in El Cerrito

The power has been restored to the majority of customers, according to PG&E.

PG&E is working to restore power to thousands of customers in El Cerrito this morning, a utility spokeswoman said.
 
A power outage that initially affected 5,949 customers was reported around 4:20 a.m., PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris said. As of 6:15 a.m., power was restored to all but 127 customers, she said. The outage is affecting customers in an area including Gatto Street, Kensington Avenue, Elm Street, and Potrero Avenue, Morris said.
 
The outage was caused by equipment failure at the top of a pole, according to Morris. There is no estimated time of when power will be fully restored, she said.

—By Bay City News

Was your power off this morning? Tell us in the comments section.
Milford Brown July 03, 2014 at 12:58 AM
With no electricity at home, we went to Nations at the Central-San Pablo Aves corner for breakfast, and along the way on San Pablo Ave., saw a number of outages that far west, including dark businesses and traffic lights either not working or simply blinking red. Where was the pole with "equipment" that had such far-reaching consequences when it failed?

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