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Bird Contacts PG&E Equipment, Knocks Out Power to Thousands in Petaluma Area

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    All but 1,570 electric customers have power again following an outage Sunday morning in Petaluma that occurred when a bird contacted PG&E equipment, a company spokeswoman said.

    Spokeswoman Karly Hernandez said crews expect to have the rest of the customers restored by about 2:30 p.m.

    PG&E uses flight diverters to reduce the chance of bird collisions.

    At one point, 17,670 customers were without power, Hernandez said.

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