PG&E crews have restored power to all but about 125 customers in San Francisco who were affected by an outage that initially cut service to some 8,900 customers, a utility spokesman said.
The outage began at about 9:05 a.m., affecting portions of the Western Addition, Haight-Ashbury and Castro neighborhoods, spokesman Joe Molica said.
Molica said it appears a wire came down at Oak and Baker streets, knocking out traffic lights along Oak Street at Lyon, Central and Baker streets and at the intersection of Fell and Baker streets.
Traffic control was in effect as of 11:45 a.m. at the intersections of Baker Street with Oak and Fell streets, where the traffic lights remained out, according to Molica.
He said PG&E plans to conduct a full investigation into what caused the line to come down, but that the focus right now is on getting service restored.
“We have multiple crews working on this as quickly as they can,” Molica said.
He said PG&E is aiming to restore service to those still without power by about 2 p.m.
“We’re certainly trying to get that restored sooner,” he said.