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More than 900 Morro Bay residents lose power due to downed lines

More than 1,600 people were without power near Cambria, California, on Wednesday evening, according to PG&E’s online outage map.
More than 1,600 people were without power near Cambria, California, on Wednesday evening, according to PG&E’s online outage map. The Tribune

Update, 9:45 p.m.

A PG&E repair crew is on scene working to repair the downed power line. There are still 72 customers without power, according to PG&E’s online outage map.

The company projects to have power completely restored by 11:01 p.m.

Original story

More than 900 Morro Bay residents were without power for several hours Tuesday evening after “high voltage wires” came down in the city.

The Morro Bay Fire Department said the power lines came down in 800 block of Bernardo Road.

PG&E responded to the scene about 5:30 p.m. and estimated it would take one hour to return power to its customers. According to PG&E’s online outage map, 917 customers were affected and the company was investigating how the power lines came down.

The Morro Bay Police Department said in a post on its Facebook page that crews “are working as quickly as they can to get power restored.”

Police also said the city phone system was not working during the outage, and those with immediate emergencies should contact the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 805-781-4550, option 3.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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