The Latest, Monday, Sept. 5
4:09 p.m. — Power has been restored to those affected by this outage.
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(KTXL) — According to SMUD, 16,178 customers were out of electricity due to unplanned outages in the Arden-Arcade area.
As of 3:00 p.m. on Monday, at least 10,899 customers in the Rosemont and La Riviera neighborhoods were without power, according to SMUD’s outage map.
At least 5,279 customers in Arden-Arcade on the north side of the American River are also without power.
There’s no estimated time when power will be restored and SMUD is accessing the outage.
Due to the power outage, the Sacramento Regional Transit light rail system has experienced delays. The trains are currently operating at reduced speeds.
Although SMUD and other electricity operators have mentioned the possibility of rotating outages during the extreme heat, SMUD’s website says that the outages in Arden-Arcade are unplanned.
According to SMUD, if rotating outages become necessary, customers will be given advanced notice, and no customer will be out of power for longer than one hour.
SMUD, along with other electricity operators, is asking customers to limit their electricity use during the extreme heat wave occurring in California.
More coverage on the heat wave:
- Flex Alerts: This is what you should and shouldn’t do to help conserve energy
- These are the shelters and places where the unhoused population can stay in the Sacramento area
- Sacramento-area cooling centers open during the heat wave
- How to spot the symptoms of heat-related illness
- Is it OK to break a car window to help a trapped child?
According to SMUD, residential customers can reduce their electricity by setting their air conditioners to 80 degrees, turning off unnecessary lights, and limiting the use of major appliances. Commercial and industrial customers can limit their power by reducing lighting which is not essential for safety purposes as well as reducing the use of “office equipment, supply and exhaust fans, circulating pumps, and maintenance and repair equipment.”