LAFAYETTE, Calif. (BCN) - Lafayette police are advising residents in the area of Ameno
Drive, Ameno Court and Regio Court to shelter in place Wednesday night because of downed power lines.
As of about 6:30 p.m., police are urging people in those areas to go to the nearest place of safety because the power lines are still energized.
Police are telling people to stay off the phone and only call 911 if it's necessary to report a life- threatening emergency.
Police urge residents to stay indoors until further notice. PG&E spokeswoman Karly Hernandez said a crew is working to restore power.
The outage began at about 5:45 p.m. after a tree fell on some power lines. Around 9:10 p.m., 34 customers were without power. Hernandez said crews do not know when power will be restored.
A separate power outage in Lafayette Wednesday night is affecting 698 customers. Hernandez said a crew is working to restore power but there's no estimate for when it will be back on.