The Sacramento Municipal Utilities District a mylar balloon floated into a Natomas-area sub station Wednesday afternoon and knocked out power for more than 33,000 people.
Power was restored shortly after 3 p.m.
More than 33,000 customers were without power, according to SMUD’s outage map. One large group was along Arena Boulevard and Truxel Road, another by Truxel and San Juan Roads.
A third, smaller area was along Interstate 5, south of the Arena Boulevard exit.
Laurie Slothower, spokesperson at Sacramento International Airport, told FOX40 Wednesday afternoon that that lights flickered for about a minute shortly after 2 p.m. Their escalators were also down for a few minutes, but everything is working now.
No flights are impacted at Sac international.