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Port Costa power mostly restored after outage

PORT COSTA — Electricity has returned for Pacific Gas and Electric customers after an outage affecting 1,700 customers at its peak Thursday.

Around 5:15 p.m., an outage hit town after nearby PG&E equipment failed, initially cutting power to 132 customers, PG&E spokeswoman Carly Hernandez said.

The exact nature of the failure was not immediately available, but crews were still on scene working to restore power to about a half-dozen customers still without power as of 9 p.m., Rodriguez said.

Given recent chilly weather for many Bay Area cities and towns, residents should stock up on battery-operated flashlights and fresh batteries, avoid using charcoal grills or other gas-powered devices as heat sources, and prepare or update emergency action plans.

Staff writer David DeBolt contributed to this report. Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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Source:: The Mercury News


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