Power restored after widespread outage in Concord

October 28, 2010 7:21:28 PM PDT
Power has been restored to all but 624 PG&E customers in Concord following an outage this morning caused by what police said appeared to an explosion.

The outage, which PG&E officials said was the result of an underground equipment failure, initially left 9,800 customers without power.

Concord police said an underground transformer apparently exploded at about 8:34 a.m. and sparks were seen coming from a power pole near Clayton Road and Market Street.

PG&E crews were working to repair the damage and restore power to customers.

No injuries were reported as a result of the explosion, police said.