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Weather blamed for large power outages across Central Coast

UPDATE (3:40 a.m.) – While power has been restored to a large portion of Atascadero, outages are still impacting PG&E customers in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties as well as throughout the state of California.

PG&E says in San Luis Obispo alone, more than 40 outages had been reported by 12:14 a.m. One of the outages is also impacting KSBY.

PG&E says crews were only able to respond to emergency calls due to the weather conditions, adding that they expected additional outages into the morning due to the storm and more weather-related damage to PG&E lines.

By 3:44 a.m., more than 2,000 customers were still without power in San Luis Obispo.

In the Pismo Beach area, more than 4,500 customers had lost power, along with another more than 4,000 customers in the Cayucos area.

Outages were also reported in Atascadero, Creston, Arroyo Grande, Oceano, Grover Beach, Santa Maria and a portion of the Santa Ynez Valley.

UPDATE (9:34 p.m.) – Additional power outages were reported in Cayucos, Arroyo Grande, Oceano and Grover Beach Saturday night impacting thousands more PG&E customers. All outages appear to be weather related.

ORIGINAL STORY: Several power outages had many Central Coast residents in the dark Saturday night.

The largest was in the Atascadero area where power went out to nearly 5,300 customers just before 7 p.m.

PG&E says weather is believed to be the cause of the outage.

In San Luis Obispo, power went out to more than 2,300 customers just after 6:30 p.m.

Weather was also being blamed for that outage.

Restoration times for both areas have not been announced.

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