Power was restored shortly after 3 p.m. to Sacramento’s downtown area following a wind-related outage that affected approximately 5,600 Sacramento Municipal Utility District customers.
SMUD spokesman Chris Capra said the outage occurred about 2:17 p.m. when a line opened at a bulk substation in the downtown area. Trouble shooters checked lines and found no damage, leading them to believe the outage was caused by lines slapping together in the wind or a tree branch hitting a line.
Capra said a similar situation caused an outage about 1:26 p.m. in the Folsom and Orangevale areas that affected about 5,000 customers. Power in that area was reported fully restored at 2:56 p.m.
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