VIDEO: Fallen tree, rain causes 2,200 residents, several traffic signals to lose power


SANTA CLARA (KRON) — High winds were a big problem especially in the South Bay where thousands of people are in the dark on Wednesday night.

Even a shopping center, the Santa Clara Town Center, had to close because it lost power.

About 2,200 Santa Clara residents and several major traffic signals lost power Wednesday evening when a tree fell on wires as well as a car, Silicon Valley Power officials said.

The tree fell at Scott Boulevard and Monroe Street sometime before 5:45 p.m., causing outages at traffic signals on Scott between El Camino Real and Martin Avenue.

Crews are working to isolate the damaged section, so most customers should have power again by 7:30 p.m., Silicon Valley Power spokesman Larry Owens said.

Watch the above video to see Lydia Pantazes’ full report.

Bay City News contributed to this report.


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