Thousands Lose Power in Sacramento After Rain Storms Move in

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Street lights are dark along Sutterville Road in the Land Park area after power goes out to thousands of homes and businesses.


Several thousand people were without power suddenly Friday morning around 9. The outages were reported throughout the Land Park neighborhood, south into the Curtis Park and South Sacramento area.

SMUD reported power was restored around 11:30 a.m.

Initial reports indicate a power pole along 47th Avenue, near Sacramento Executive Airport, was struck by lightning and caught fire. This is near the old Campbell Soup plant in South Sacramento.

Crews responded to the area to extinguish the fire, and restore the power lines.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s webpage indicated more than 8,000 in their Sacramento County region were without power just after 9 a.m. Friday. The majority were reports from the Land Park and South Sacramento areas.

This includes the Sacramento Zoo, they stated they will be closed Friday morning because of the power outage.

Rain covers a backyard patio in the Land Park area.

Rain covers a backyard patio in the Land Park area.

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