Switch Failure Causes 3,177 PG&E Customers to Lose Power in Walnut Creek - NBC Bay Area

Switch Failure Causes 3,177 PG&E Customers to Lose Power in Walnut Creek

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    Power Outage Scares Customers at Walnut Creek Restaurant

    A loud noise followed by smoke and fire coming from an underground transformed scared customers at a Walnut Creek restaurant Saturday. The fire, which is under investigation, also caused multiple power outages to nearby businesses. Marianne Favro reports.

    (Published Saturday, May 18, 2019)

    An underground electrical switch failure is believed to have caused a power outage that left 3,177 PG&E customers near downtown Walnut Creek without power Saturday afternoon, a few for more than two hours, a PG&E spokeswoman said.

    The outage was reported at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, PG&E spokeswoman Karly Hernandez said. By 2:30 p.m., about 1,850 customers had their power restored, and all but 50 were back online by 3 p.m., Hernandez said. The last 50 customers had power back by 4 p.m. Saturday.

    It doesn't appear as if the failure was related to Saturday's rainy and cold weather, she added.

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