Nearly 20,000 SMUD customers are losing power in South Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – Nearly 20,000 Sacramento Public Utility customers lost power in a neighborhood in South Sacramento on Tuesday.

SMUD’s outage map showed that over 19,300 of its customers near Interstate 5 and the Pocket neighborhood were losing power at around 12:05 p.m. By 12.30 p.m., almost 8,000 customers were still without power.

Red flag warning throughout the Sacramento, Central Valley region

The utility estimates that power should be back on by 1:10 p.m.

The National Weather Service expects wind gusts of 25 to 50 miles per hour in Sacramento by Tuesday afternoon. SMUD didn’t say what caused the outage, but the National Weather Service warned Sacramento residents of gusts of wind of 25 to 30 mph by Tuesday afternoon.

The wind won’t be as strong as yesterday, but don’t put the Halloween decorations back up yet. The gusty wind will be in #NorCal until late afternoon. stop
There are also critical fire weather problems today so practice fire safety! #CAwx

– NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) October 12, 2021

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