Power restored to 16,478 SMUD customers in south Sacramento area

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District reported more than 16,000 customers had their power restored Friday morning after an outage that lasted about 40 minutes.

Just before 7 a.m., 16,478 customers lost power in many communities along Interstate 5, including Executive Airport, Meadowview, and the Pocket area.

Chris Capra, spokesman for SMUD, said crews determined a faulty underground cable was to blame and quickly fixed it just after 7:40 a.m.

Jessica Hice: 916-321-1550, @Jess_Hice