Power restored after widespread outage in Concord

CONCORD, Calif.

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.

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