Nearly 3,000 people lose power in SLO outage caused by tree

More than 2,800 customers have lost power in an outage in San Luis Obispo Tuesday morning, according to PG&E.

The outage started shortly before 6 a.m. The outage was caused by a tree that hit power lines on Loomis Street, San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell stated in a tweet.

Homes along Grand Avenue from Monterey Street to Cal Poly lost power, Cantrell said. The police chief is warning drivers to be careful at intersections, as they become a four-way stop when the lights go out.

Fire officials are working on the tree, and power is expected to be restored later Tuesday morning.

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