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PG&E unclear on cause of 15-hour outage in east Santa Rosa

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. inspectors were unable to determine the cause of a power outage that began Tuesday night and lasted for more than 15 hours in east Santa Rosa, a company spokesperson said.

Power was zapped at 8:15 p.m. for 2,381 PG&E customers, including many in the Oakmont senior community south of Highway 12, according to PG&E spokesperson Paul Moreno.

The utility restored power for 780 of its customers overnight. The remaining 1,601 customers got power back at 11:23 a.m. Wednesday, Moreno said.

PG&E workers will continue to review the outage, Moreno said.

At 11:41 a.m. Wednesday, 277 PG&E customers in the Oakmont community lost power because of an underground transformer failure, according to Moreno. He said PG&E workers were aiming to restore power by 3:15 p.m. and were “looking to see if this is related to the larger outage that started last night.”

You can reach Staff Writer Matt Pera at matthew.pera@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @Matt__Pera.

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