Power outage leaves 55,000 in dark

A power outage left more than 55,000 people in Monterey, Seaside and Pacific Grove in the dark on Sunday.

The cause of the outage is under investigation.

Utility crews are working to get electrical service restored, but it’s not known how long repairs will take.


Here are some tips from the CDC about what to do during a power outage:


*To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, use generators, pressure washers, grills, and similar items outdoors only.
*If the power is out longer than two hours, throw away food that has a temperature higher than 40°F.
*Check with local authorities to be sure your water is safe.
*In hot weather, stay cool and drink plenty of fluids to prevent heat-related illness.
*In cold weather, wear layers of clothing, which help to keep in body heat.
*Avoid downed power lines, if a power line falls on a car, you should stay inside the vehicle.

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