SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Crews were working Friday to restore electricity to more than 6,000 customers in Santa Cruz after a metallic balloon became tangled in power equipment.
Mayra Tostado, a spokesperson with Pacific Gas & Electric, told the Santa Cruz Sentinel that crews were working diligently to turn the lights back on by this afternoon. The power went out around 9 a.m. Friday.
Tostado said in an email that PG&E was seeing an increase in outages caused by metallic balloons on the Central California Coast. Balloons are popular for graduations but should be tied securely.