An issue with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. equipment involving a broken conductor resulted in 658 customers in East Sonora losing power Thursday morning, according to the utility.

The power outage began shortly after 9 a.m. near Striker Court off Tuolumne Road, said Megan McFarland, a spokeswoman for PG&E.

Power to most affected customers was restored before 1 p.m., though McFarland said 13 remained in the dark with an estimated restoration time before 3 p.m.

McFarland identified the cause of the outage as “an equipment issue and involves a broken conductor.” 

The same area was also impacted by a power outage Monday afternoon.

It was not known whether the power outage had anything do with service issues Verizon customers in the downtown Sonora area were experiencing Thursday morning.

Some customers of the company were able to make and receive calls on their cell phones Thursday morning, but were not able to send or receive text messages and use the internet until about 1 p.m.

A Verizon representative said a team of engineers was looking into the issue to figure out what may be impacting customers in Sonora.

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