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PG&E restores power for over 6,000 people on the Central Coast post-storm

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) restored power outages for over 6,000 people on the Central Coast after storm damage this week.

The high wind and heavy rain on Tuesday damaged over 20 electricity poles and over 100 equipment pieces from Santa Barbara County to San Luis Obispo County.

Spokesperson for PG&E, Carina Corral, said the wet soil and strong winds were the leading elements to the power outages.

The number of trees that fell on PG&E equipment caused major damage and power outages.

Some power outages took longer to combat due to the difficulty in accessibility.

Debris, flooding, and road closures also played a part in the ability of restoration.

Corral said all power outages caused by Tuesday's storm are now cleared.

PG&E advises everyone not to touch any fallen metal if cleaning debris near downed electrical lines. Instead, call 9-1-1 or 8-1-1 immediately.

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