SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- More than 2,000 PG&E customers are experiencing a power outage on Thursday afternoon.
The outage began at around 9:26 a.m. and the initial estimated restoration time is 12:25 p.m. on Thursday.
The City of Santa Maria says about 2,340 customers are affected in Santa Maria.
PG&E says the cause initially appears to be an equipment issue.
PG&E performed an investigation and determined the outage to be caused by a burned component on an electrical pole located on the 2500 block of Castlerock Lane.
The service area which was affected generally was south of Stowell Road on the northern end, between A Street and just west of South Depot Street, to just south of McCoy Lane on the south end.