Power outage in Nipomo affects about 2,400 customers

UPDATE | 2:20 p.m. Power was restored to all customers affected by today’s outage at 12:45 p.m. PG&E crews are still working to determine what caused the wire to go down, said spokesman Kory Raftery.

Original story: About 2,400 homes, businesses and two schools in the Nipomo area are without power this morning after a wire went down before 8 a.m.

The outage initially affected 2,600 customers, said Kory Raftery, PG&E spokesman. Crews were able to bypass a portion of the line and restore power to about 200 customers, but the rest are still without power, including Nipomo High and Nipomo Elementary schools.

Crews are currently working to figure out the cause and get power restored safety as soon as possible, Raftery said. The line went down in an area where Los Berros Road becomes North Thompson Avenue at Highway 101.