Update, 9:10 p.m.
Power to 370 customers is not expected to be fully restored until about 3 a.m. Friday, according to PG&E. The power outage reportedly began at 9:46 a.m. Thursday because of a car crash on Highway 41.
A single-car crash Thursday on Highway 41 at Old Morro Road East in Atascadero resulted in downed power lines and a full closure of the route to the coast, officials said.
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The crash happened at 10 a.m., when a vehicle crashed into a power pole, according to Atascadero Police Sgt. Caleb Davis. The crash was “weather-related,” Davis said.
No one was injured, Davis said, but officials closed the road in both directions because of the downed lines. The road reopened at 1:15 p.m.
At one point, 594 customers in the area experienced an outage, according to PG&E. By mid-afternoon, that number had gone down to 370 customers, and power was not expected to be fully restored until midnight.
“Be safe, especially when it’s wet this time of year,” Davis said.