Power restored to 5,300 PG&E customers in Santa Rosa

Two power failures caused about 5,300 PG&E customers to lose electricity and several traffic lights to go out in north Santa Rosa Tuesday at about 4 p.m. Power was restored to all customers by 7:40 p.m., according to PG&E.

The cause of the failures was determined to be faulty equipment, said PG&E spokeswoman Deanna Contreras. A piece of broken equipment was found at the location of a fault on a circuit that runs on both sides of Highway 101, starting on Russell Avenue, just west of Range Avenue, she said.

The power failures occurred about one minute apart.

Contreras said 2,600 customers had their power restored by 4:30 p.m. All but 200 of the remaining 2,700 had their power restored by about 7:15 p.m. Those 200 had their power restored by 7:40 p.m., she said.

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