Equipment failure in Morro Bay caused outage

June 24, 2013

pg&eAn outage of two PG&E transmission lines in Morro Bay Sunday evening caused more than 150,000 Central Coast customers to lose power. [Tribune]

The outage started around 9:30 p.m. Sunday and lasted until about 12:20 a.m. Monday. Residences lost power from Solvang to Cambria.

PG&E announced on Twitter Sunday night that Diablo Canyon Power Plant operated smoothly during the outage.

French Hospital, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital all ran on generators while the power remained out.

Sierra Vista spokesman Ron Yukelson said the hospital postponed one surgery.

Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton, however, did not lose its power.

The San Luis Obispo Police Department received numerous calls about the outage but did not report any emergencies.


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Just a side note…whenever you experience a Brown Out unplug your computer, TV and even your refrigerator as soon as possible. Certain electronic equipment can be damaged if they run on half power for too long.