SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Hundreds of residents were left without power Sunday morning after high winds and pouring rain caused outages across central California.
More than 500 Southern California Edison customers suffered power outages across Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. The majority of those outages were caused by equipment failures or trees falling onto equipment.
According to the outage map for Pacific Gas and Electric, over a thousand people suffered some form of outage near Lompoc, Santa Ynez, Santa Maria, Los Alamos, Atascadero and San Luis Obispo. Most of those outages involved were caused by downed power lines or trees falling into equipment. Some causes had yet to be determined.
Santa Maria's Waste Water Treatment Plant along Black Road was affected by the PG&E power outage and the plant is operating on backup generator power.
A large tree fell and took out power lines near Sycamore Canyon Road and Coyote Road. John Palminteri reported about 800 people affected by that outage.
Weather conditions are expected to continue throughout most of Sunday. Viewers have reported downed powerlines and uprooted trees across the state.