RICHMOND -- A PG&E equipment failure below ground caused a power outage in central Richmond that kept about 5,000 customers without power for about 90 minutes on Monday night, a PG&E spokeswoman said.

The power outage, which started at 8:59 p.m., was created when a piece of equipment that connects power cables inside an enclosure failed below the ground near 22nd Street and Barrett Avenue, spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said.

The power was restored to all customers by 10:31 p.m., with many customers getting their power back before then, she said.

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