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Power outages affecting areas in Santa Barbara County

KEYT over-the-air signal disrupted

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - [Update 6:00 a.m.]

Southern California Edison has cut power to Montecito as a precautionary matter.


[Update 5:30 a.m.]

Over 2,000 people are without power in the greater Santa Barbara area. Southern California Edison is reporting outages from Santa Barbara to Carpinteria.

Hundreds of PG&E customers remain without power in the Santa Ynez Valley.


[Original Story]

A power outage at Broadcast Peak has disrupted the over-the-air signal of KEYT NewsChannel 3.

The outage occurred at around 11 p.m. Monday night.

Broadcast Peak, which is located in the Santa Ynez Mountain Range in Santa Barbara County, is home to KEYT's primary broadcast transmitter, as well as a number of local radio stations. 

The site receives its power from Pacific Gas & Electric. According to PG&E's outage map, about 200 total customers are affected by the power outage.

The broadcast signal will be offline until power is restored in the area. KCOY Central Coast News' main transmitter at Tepusquet Peak also had a power outage at around 10:15 p.m. Monday night. That transmitter is currently running on generator power until power is restored. 

Power outages have also been reported in Vandenberg Village and Buellton. About 200 total customers are out of power in those outages.

At one point Monday night, over 1000 customers in the Santa Ynez Valley were without power due to various outages.

The outages come as the Central Coast prepares for a powerful storm front which is expected to increase in strength by 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning.


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