About 5,000 customers in San Luis Obispo lost power Dec. 5 at 5:24 p.m. Sharon Gavin, PG&E spokesperson, said the cause of the problem was an underground circuit that had failed.
She called the outage a 'large power outage for our area." Power was restored to all but 108 customers in about 3 1/2 hours, she said. The remaining 108 customers received power at around 3 a.m. the following morning.
In such a power outage, Gavin said, 'We try and do what we can for as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, and as safely as possible."