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Power outage affects thousands in Atascadero, Templeton

A power outage is affecting almost 3,000 people in the Atascadero and Templeton areas on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.
A power outage is affecting almost 3,000 people in the Atascadero and Templeton areas on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

Update, 7:30 p.m.:

Power has been restored to all customers, according to PG&E.

Original story:

Almost 3,000 people are without power in the Templeton and Atascadero area.

As of 4:24 p.m., 2,990 PG&E customers are affected by the large-scale electrical outage.

According to PG&E, the cause of the outage is still unknown. The issue was first reported at 3:53 p.m., and is expected to be resolved by 7:15 p.m.

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Matt Fountain is The San Luis Obispo Tribune’s courts and investigations reporter. A San Diego native, Fountain graduated from Cal Poly’s journalism department in 2009 and cut his teeth at the San Luis Obispo New Times before joining The Tribune as a crime and breaking news reporter in 2014.
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