After an explosion was reported in San Francisco’s Upper Market neighborhood Tuesday night nearly 275 customers lost power, a PG&E spokeswoman said.Emergency crews responded to an area near Portola Drive and Market Street around 10:30 p.m. A San Francisco fire dispatcher said a transformer caused the explosion. Read More
BART has reopened the Downtown Berkeley station after a PG&E power outage closed the station almost two hours ago.Riders can expect 10-minute delays on the Richmond line as service recovers, according to BART.The outage was reported shortly before 4 p.m. and initially impacted 1,150 customers, utility spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said. Read More
BART has closed the Downtown Berkeley station after a PG&E power outage was reported, a utility spokeswoman said.The outage was reported shortly before 4 p.m. and is affecting 1,150 customers, spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said.Trains are running through the Downtown Berkeley station but are not stopping there, according to a BART employee. Read More
About 500 PG&E customers in San Francisco are without power, a PG&E spokesman said.As of 3:19 a.m. hundreds of San Francisco customers in areas throughout The City had no power after the outage started at 3:12 a.m., spokesman JD Guidi said.There was no estimate when power would return. Crews are in the downed areas working to bring back power, Guidi said.The outage is likely related to weather but the official cause is being investigated, Guidi said. Read More
Thousands of PG&E customers have had their power restored after an outage left nearly 7,000 in the dark in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, Western Addition, and Laurel Heights neighborhoods this afternoon, according to the utility.The outage impacted about 6,900 customers earlier this afternoon. Power was restored to about 5,400 customers as of 4 p.m, according to PG&E’s twitter account. Read More
Three flights from San Diego to San Francisco International Airport were canceled this morning due to a power outage in Southern California, but regular service is resuming now that power has been restored, an airport duty manager said. Read More
A seagull caused a power outage that affected about 500 PG&E customers in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood this morning. PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said the seagull sparked the outage shortly after 8 a.m. at 24th and Illinois streets."A bird made contact with two of our power lines at the same time," he said. One wire fell to the street, and crews responded to make repairs. Read More
Power has been restored this afternoon to all but 233 PG&E customers in an outage that affected thousands earlier today when a car struck a power pole in San Francisco, a utility spokeswoman said.Around 6,700 customers lost power shortly before noon when a vehicle struck a pole at Leavenworth and Filbert streets. Read More
A power outage struck the Richmond District, Laurel Heights and Presidio Heights neighborhoods in San Francisco tonight, affecting more than 3,600 customers, according to PG&E.
The outage, which took place around 9:27 p.m., affected 3,660 customers north of Geary between Lyon Street and 24th Avenue, PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said.
Power was restored to most customers before 10:30 p.m., Guidi said. Read More
A seagull flew into two power lines Monday morning, causing an outage that affected about 10,000 residents of the Capitola area, a PG&E spokeswoman said.The bird flew into the wires at 42nd Avenue and Clares Street at about 5:50 a.m., PG&E spokeswoman Monica Tell said.Power had been restored to 8,890 customers by 6:35 a.m., and the rest of the customers had their electricity back by 9:45 a.m., Tell said.Tell said it is rare for a bird to cause an outage. Read More