PG&E crews have reduced the number of customers affected by a power outage in Benicia from over 4,500 residents to only 55 customers Friday morning after an underground transformer failed Thursday night, a PG&E spokeswoman said.
Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, about 3,500 PG&E customers lost power in the vicinity of Benicia and Vallejo, PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris said.
At about 2:45 a.m. this morning a total of 4,555 customers were without power while crews cut off electricity in order to fix the transformer, according to Morris.
The outage was caused by an underground transformer failure that has largely impacted the areas around Rose Drive and Columbus Parkway in Benicia, Morris said.
Most customers had their power restored before 8 a.m. according to a tweet by PG&E.