40,000 SMUD Customers Lose Power Following Vehicle vs Power Pole Crash

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SACRAMENTO — More than 40,000 SMUD customers in Sacramento County were left without power on Wednesday night.

According to SMUD, a vehicle versus power pole crash is responsible for at least some of the outages. The crash happened near Watt and Whitney avenues.

The outages were initially reported around 8 p.m. SMUD restored power to about 10,000 customers just before 8:30 p.m. About 10 minutes later they had restored power to all but about 1,000 customers.

SMUD says power is expected to be restored around 9 p.m.

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