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Power on after brief outages

Britt Retherford

An estimated 1,180 residents in the Lake of the Pines area lost power Wednesday, just a day after 2,755 other south county residents near Lime Kiln Road had a brief outage.

The outage in Lake of the Pines was first reported to Pacific Gas and Electric Co. at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, and power was back up by 12:35 p.m., said PG&E spokeswoman Lisa Randle. The outage was caused by a downed line, she said. The specific cause of the downed line was unknown.

In the Lime Kiln Road area, 2,755 PG&E customers were without power Tuesday from 11:54 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. The cause of this outage was “an equipment failure in the substation itself,” Randle said. It was not related to Wednesday’s outage in the Lake of the Pines area.

Some residents may have experienced what seemed to be multiple outages Tuesday when workers were restoring power, but it was just one outage, Randle said.

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