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
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