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.
Strong/gusty winds reported overnight in South Bay, Santa Cruz Mtns, and Pebble Beach. Short duration event, lasting about 2 hours. #cawx
— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) September 11, 2017
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.
— Lydia Pantazes (@LydiaPantazes) September 11, 2017
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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