About 14,000 customers in south Sacramento lost electric power for about an hour Monday morning, according to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
The power outage occurred when a major distribution line failed, said Jonathon Tudor, a SMUD spokesman.
“When a line fails like that, we can restore power, but we have to reroute around that damaged area,” Tudor said, adding that the damage was not weather-related.
Electricity was cut about 6:51 a.m. and restored to all customers by 7:50 a.m., officials said. The outage centered on the area of Franklin Boulevard, north of Laguna Boulevard, according to a map on SMUD’s website.