Some 2,500 customers lost power in western Goleta Wednesday evening, but service was restored about 90 minutes later, according to the Southern California Edison Co.
The outage occurred shortly before 6 p.m., and was caused by a tree falling into wires, blowing a transformer in the Rancho Embarcadero neighborhood at the western edge of Goleta, said Edison spokeswoman Patricia Bartoli-Wible.
“Crews were dispatched and repairs were made, with power restored to all customers at 7:25 p.m., Bartoli-Wible, said, adding that the incident occurred in the 300 block of Vereda de Ciervo.
A second outage affecting some 1,470 customers in the University Exchange area occurred about 9 p.m., she said.
Equipment failure caused circuits to relay and lock out customers, she said.
By 10 p.m., power had been restored to all but 16 customers, she added.
Bartoli-Wible reminded people to always call 911 if they see downed wires, and avoid the area completely.