Metallic balloons cause power outage in Antioch


ANTIOCH (KRON) — About 4,560 people lost power Monday morning in the Antioch area due to metallic balloons, according to a PG&E spokeswoman.

The outage started around 5:11 a.m., spokeswoman Jacqueline Ratto said.

PG&E was able to fully restore power to all residents by 6:11 a.m., according to Ratto.

The cause was one or more metallic balloons, the spokeswoman said.

Residents lost power when one of the metallic balloons hit a power line.

Ratto said PG&E officials encourage people to keep metallic balloons indoors.Bay City News Service contributed to this report

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