What utility crews are doing to restore the power
Update: Power was restored late Thursday afternoon for over 8,000 SMUD customers in south Sacramento, after a circuit breaker failed and left them without electricity.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District crews rerouted customers to a different circuit, the company said in a statement.
An outage early Thursday afternoon cut power for over 8,000 Sacramento Municipal Utility District customers in south Sacramento.
Local company equipment suffered some damage, SMUD said.
Nearly 500 customers reported a power outage in the Victoria neighborhood, according to SMUD’s outage map live estimates.
The cause — listed on the map as “damaged equipment” — is still uncertain, spokesperson Lindsay VanLaningham told The Bee.
“We have crews on the way right now,“ she said. “They’ll assess it when they get there to get a better indication of the actual cause.”
VanLaningham said the crews should reach the target location around 2:20 p.m.
SMUD estimates that power will be restored around 2:40 p.m. Thursday, according to the map. However, VanLaningham said timing could change when the cause of the incident becomes clear.
To check live updates, check SMUD’s live outage map.