SANTA MARIA, Calif. - More than 4,000 Santa Maria residents suddenly lost power Friday afternoon.
The outage started around 3:08 p.m. and impacted about 4,095 Pacific Gas and Electric customers who live south from West Cook and East Boone Streets, to Betteravia Road, and from South Depot Road to the west, to near Rosemary Road to the east.
PG&E said crews at the scene found damaged equipment near the Santa Maria Fairgrounds on the 1400 block of South Miller Street.
The cause was determined to be a failed component in an underground enclosure and crews are working to safely make repairs.
PG&E is estimating power will be fully restored by 8:30 p.m.
As of 4:45 p.m., PG&E said power was restored to 500 customers. 3,600 still remained impacted by the outage.
For updates and more information, visit the PG&E Outage Center here.
To see if a specific address is impacted by the outage, you can search the PG&E Outage Map here.