Nearly 200 SMUD customers lose power after tree limb takes out power pole on 29th Street

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Almost 200 Sacramento Municipal Utility District customers lost their power after a large tree limb fell on a power pole and a car in midtown Sacramento.

The branch fell around 7:02 a.m. Thursday on 29th Street, between H and I streets, according to Capt. Keith Wade of the Sacramento Fire Department.

The tree had blocked the southbound lane of 29th Street.

Midtown Sacramento power outage seen on SMUD’s outage map.

There were no injuries reported, Wade told FOX40.

Crews are currently working on to replace the power pole, which usually takes an average of eight hours to fix, according to Lindsay VanLaningham, a SMUD spokeswoman.

Currently, 184 customers are without power.

VanLaningham told FOX40 that power is expected to return around 5:30 p.m.

Two additional outages have been reported in the Meadowview neighborhood, where 170 customers are without power. SMUD reports one of those outages is the result of a downed power line.

Customers in that area may not get their power back until 7:30 p.m. at the latest.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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