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Power outage afftects 4,000 on South Coast

An estimated 4,000 people were without power in Santa Barbara County Saturday morning, according to the SoCal Edison outage map.

Santa Barbara County Fire responded to a report of wires down on the 4500 block of West Hollister Avenue with wires arcing.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident log, smoke was seen coming from a power pole and part of the pole had snapped and was dangling near the ground.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office requested road closure signs for the area and Hollister Avenue between Goleta and Santa Barbara was blocked off for a period of time.

SoCal Edison originally estimated power would be restored by 9:30 a.m. for residents in the 93111 zip code. That estimation was pushed back pushed back to around 11:30 a.m. That outage affected more than 1,100 customers.

Residents in the 93110 zip code were also without power for a few hours. By 10:00 a.m. the majority of customers had power restored to their homes.

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