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Power outages caused by storm reported across SLO County

UPDATE, 3 p.m.: Maintenance crews have restored power to all but about 170 customers in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara counties as of 3 p.m. Monday, according to PG&E.

UPDATE, 12:45 p.m.: Pacific Gas & Electric says power has been restored to about 350 customers in San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria in the last hour, leaving about 740 people without power as of 12:45 p.m.

PG&E spokesman Blair Jones said the latest count includes about 311 customers without power in Los Osos, about 41 in Cambria and a few customers without power throughout San Luis Obispo.

Santa Maria remains the hardest hit community with about 370 customers without power.

ORIGINAL STORY: Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is reporting that Monday’s storm has caused power outages affecting about 1,100 customers throughout San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties.

The company said it has activated its emergency response center and maintenance crews are responding to affected areas as soon as outages are reported.

The number of outages in each community was not immediately available early Monday afternoon, but according to PG&E’s online outage map, no more than 50 customers are without power in San Simeon, Cambria and San Luis Obispo. About 289 customers are being affected in Los Osos and the majority of the outages, affecting roughly 849 customers, have been reported in Santa Maria, said company spokesman Blair Jones.

Further information is available by calling 800-743-5002 or visiting pge.com/myhome/outages.

Updates will be posted here as they become available.

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