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Thousands of Sacramento SMUD, PG&E Customers Lose Power Amid Storm

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SACRAMENTO — More than 28,000 Sacramento SMUD and PG&E customers lost power Tuesday night as a storm struck the region.

SMUD reported that more than 25,000 Carmichael customers lost power at 11:11 p.m. More than 17,000 Arden area customers also experienced outages at 9:31 p.m. Those two bigger outages were expected to be restored by 3 a.m.

By 12:30 Wednesday morning, more than 8,800 SMUD customers did not have power.

The West Sacramento Police Department reports that a tree fell on a house as well as several power lines on Casselman Drive and Andrews Street. No one was injured and the family has been told that they may stay in their home. PG&E showed that around 3,500 West Sacramento customers were left without power following the incident.

A wind advisory was put into effect for many Northern California cities, including Sacramento, for 4 p.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday. Wind gusts reached above 50 mph Tuesday night as a storm system approached the region.