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Power Outage Hits 11,500 PG&E Customers In East Bay

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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (CBS SF) — Overslept? Blame the utility for the alarm clock being off. More than 11,500 PG&E customers are without power this morning in Walnut Creek and Lafayette, utility officials said.

The outage was reported at 7:43 a.m. and initially affected 11,560 customers; 7,280 in Walnut Creek and 4,280 in Lafayette, PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said.

Crews responded and have restored power to more than 3,000 customers, but 8,460 remained without power as of shortly after 8:30 a.m., Guidi said.

The cause of the outage is under investigation and there was no estimate yet for when power would be restored to the remaining customers, he said.

Crews are investigating the cause of the outage and there was no estimate yet for when power will be restored, PG&E officials said.

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