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Rio Linda power pole damaged, causes power outage to thousands of customers

RIO LINDA – Residents of Rio Linda and other parts of northern Sacramento County lost power Sunday afternoon after a power pole was damaged, according to SMUD.

The power outage occurred around 3:34 p.m. and affected more than 10,000 customers. At around 5:10 p.m., SMUD said that around 5,000 customers were still without power.

“We have a power outage in downtown Sacramento impacting about 5,000 people, due to a tree on a power line. Our crews are working to restore power within the hour. Thank you for your patience as our crews work quickly and safely,” SMUD said in a tweet.

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