MORGAN HILL, Calif. (KRON) — Approximately 10,000 PG&E customers were without power due to an outage in Morgan Hill on Tuesday night. Most service has been restored, the Morgan Hill Police Department said on Wednesday evening.
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The Morgan Hill Police Department said the outages were due to a large fire in Redwood City affecting transmission lines and the “de-energization of some transmission sources from the affected substations.”
“There are 6 outages affecting those customers in Morgan Hill,” PG&E said in a statement to KRON4 Tuesday night. “Most of the outages are under investigation but it is likely that they are heat related. The estimated time of restoration is unknown. Crews are working safely and as quickly as possible to restore power to customers.”
There were several traffic lights in Morgan Hill that were without power due to the outage. The city’s Parks and Recreation Commission meeting was canceled due to the lack of power.
People in the area of Redwood City also experienced outages on Tuesday due to a large fire in the region. At one point, as many as 11,000 PG&E customers lost power.