SMUD outage caused by bouquet of Mylar balloons affects thousands in Orangevale, Folsom

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ORANGEVALE, Calif. (KTXL) — More than 27,000 SMUD customers lost power Tuesday morning, primarily in Orangevale and Folsom.

SMUD first reported the outage shortly after 9 a.m. By 9:30, power was restored to nearly 8,000 customers.

Just before 10 a.m., power was restored.

The company reports the outage was caused by a bouquet of Mylar balloons that went into a substation transmission line in Orangevale.

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