Power outages, traffic delays in downtown Chico Friday afternoon

Aug 28, 2015 4:30 PM by News Staff

Several downtown Chico streets were shut down after smoke was seen coming from an underground electrical vault in the area of Third and Main Streets Friday afternoon.

Several people reported light smoke in the area a little after 1 p.m., and several businesses simultaneously reported power outages.

Traffic control is currently in effect at Third and Broadway, and Pacific Gas and Electric crews have been called to the area. According to the PG&E online outage map, 93 customers in the downtown area were without power as of 2:45 p.m.

Power is expected to be restored around 3:15 p.m., and all traffic controls will be lifted by 5 p.m.


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