Wind storm causes massive power outages in South Bay

SAN JOSE (KRON) — Crews are working to restore power to residents in the South Bay after strong winds knocked down power lines early Monday morning, according to PG&E officials.

Starting around 2:30 a.m. high winds in the west San Jose, Campbell, and Los Gatos area caused several tree branches to fall into power lines, in some cases bringing the lines down, PG&E said.

This initially sparked a power outage for about 11,000 PG&E customers.

As of 3 p.m., crews have restored power to all but 371 customers in Santa Clara County.

PG&E is working as quickly and safely as they can to restore power to all customers, officials said.

Officials say another round of strong winds could knock out more power Tuesday night.

PG&E wants to remind people to call 9-1-1 if they see a downed power line. If you see one, you should assume it’s live and avoid it.

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