Blown Transformer Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Thousands of people in North Sacramento were without power this morning after a large power line fell possibly due to a transformer explosion.

The line went down at Grove Avenue and Hawthorne Street.

SMUD reported 24,000 customers were without power over a wide spread area including Arden and Carmichael after the 69,000 volt line went down.

St. Joseph’s Parish School sent home students for the day due to the power outage.  Light Rail trains were delayed about 10 minutes.

SMUD says most customers were back on line by 10:00 a.m.

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  1. jb says:

    “And there dispatchers are switching around lines in an effort to restore power to most of those impacted.” I see your english skills need to be brushed up on.

    1. Jaybox Holmes says:

      It’s amazing, just how many people in modern society don’t know the difference between “their, there, they’re” and “your, you’re”, but one would expect a journalist to know. I blame sub-standard teachers, email and text messaging.

  2. Gary says:

    One transformer goes out and 24K homes are without power.
    If this nation ever experienced an uprising against the government as they do in the middle east—the infrastructure wouldn’t last more than a few days.

  3. marshmallows says:

    Gary, what you say is absolutely correct, but the ugly americans don’t know how to uprise any more. we should, there is no doubt, but we are too connected to our droids, laptops and ipods to take our heads out of our a$$ and change anything.

  4. Jj Herna says:

    and here I thought a giant robot from cybertron was responsible, that is until i read the article

    1. Ginna says:

      LMAO! Yeah…I figured it was Arcee giving Springer some action just to spite Hot Rod and Springer very much appreciated her effort.😉

    2. LOL says:

      Transformers 3 coming soon… Optimus!!!

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