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Electricity restored to thousands who lost power in massive north SLO County outage

San Luis Obispo Tribune logo San Luis Obispo Tribune 2/2/2020 By Kaytlyn Leslie and Cassandra Garibay, The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)

Update 8:30 a.m.:

Power has been restored to all customers, according to PG&E’s outage map. PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey tweeted that a failed transformer at the Templeton substation caused the massive outage.

The power went out around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night, and power was restored to 4,623 customers by midnight, according to Lindsey.

Original story:

Thousands of people in north San Luis Obispo County are without power Saturday evening.

According to PG&E, 18,753 customers are without electricity in a massive outage stretching from Lake Nacimiento to Santa Margarita, including the cities of Paso Robles, Atascadero and Templeton.

The outage was reported just before 9:30 p.m.

According to PG&E’s outage map, expected restoration is around 1 a.m. The cause is currently unknown.

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