Power outage Wednesday in Martinez

MARTINEZ, Calif. – There was a power outage to 6,736 customers at its peak in the Martinez/Pleasant Hill area. It began at 7:00 p.m., and according to PG&E spokesperson Tamar Sarkissian, the company was able to restore service to 1,623 customers within 20 minutes.

However, most of the outage, which was located in a triangular area including Franklin Canyon Road, Diablo Valley College and parts of downtown Martinez, continued until 9:20 p.m.

Sarkissian said the outage was less than 2.5 hours in duration. As of Sept. 12, PG&E was still investigating the source of the problem.

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