More than 260 customers were affected by a power outage Monday morning in Montecito, according to the Southern California Edison Co.

The outage began shortly after 6:30 a.m., and was in the area of East Mountain Drive and Hot Springs Road, according to the company’s outage map.

Crews traced the problem to a failure of underground equipment, said company spokeswoman Patricia Bartoli-Wible.

As of 11:30 a.m., only three customers remained without power, she said, and repairs were underway.

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