SMUD investigating power outage in Curtis Park, Land Park

SMUD is investigating the cause of a power outage affecting about 3,700 customers in the Land Park and Curtis Park neighborhoods, spokesman Chris Capra said Sunday.

“We had a relay a little earlier,” that affected 3,900 customers, he said. “It went back on pretty quickly.”

But the power went back out again about a minute later. A relay is when a circuit opens up for a few seconds and closes back up again, manifesting as clocks resetting or lights flickering. Unless something serious happened, such as a car hitting a pole, Capra said he anticipates a quick fix.

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