NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Super Bowl was delayed because of a power outage Sunday, plunging parts of the Superdome into darkness and leading to a 34-minute delay in the biggest game of the year.The Baltimore Ravens were leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6 when most of the lights in the 73,000-seat building went out with 13:22 left in the third quarter. Read More
The third rainstorm to pound the Bay Area in the past five days disabled public transit, flooded storm drains and caused thousands of power outages across San Francisco on Sunday.
According to the National Weather Service, 1.03 inches of rain had fallen in downtown San Francisco by 11 a.m.
“It was a pretty intense band of rain that moved right through The City,” said Austin Cross, a meteorologist with the weather service. “It was a similar amount of rain as the previous storm, but it happened rather quickly.”
Road closures, flooding and power outages greeted commuters, as expected, Wednesday morning, and it was just the beginning of the storms expected to wallop the Bay Area this week.
Up to an inch of rain fell in parts of the region, which led to closures of roadways in Palo Alto and highway ramps in Marin County. In San Francisco, Great Highway was shut down in both directions by noon because of flooding, but otherwise no major flooding was reported in The City. Read More
Last month’s Candlestick Park power outage was called a “national embarrassment” by Mayor Ed Lee, but now he’s using the incident to make his quippy prediction about Saturday’s much-anticipated playoff game: “I think the only ‘lights out’ at Candlestick this Saturday will be our 49ers shutting down the New Orleans Saints!” Read More
Power was restored Monday to all PG&E customers in Daly City and Pacifica after about four hours, a company spokeswoman said. Power was restored just before 10 a.m., spokeswoman Jana Morris said. The outage happened at about 5:20 a.m., and 5,828 customers lost their power. Electricity was restored at about 6:55 a.m. to 2,895 customers, spokesman J.D. Guidi said. Read More
A “national embarrassment” is how Mayor Ed Lee described Monday night’s power outage at Candlestick Park during one of the most hyped 49ers games in nearly a decade.Sporting his 49ers cap during a news conference Tuesday, Lee said he apologized to the team and vowed that measures are being taken to prevent future outages, including at any upcoming playoff games. Read More
The 49ers’ 20-3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night was overshadowed by two power outages at Candlestick Park that could certainly bolster the team’s desire to move to Santa Clara. Read More
UPDATE: The lights went out again at 6:43 p.m. just as the San Francisco 49ers had kicked off to the Steelers after scoring a field goal. The power outage occurred at the 12:13 mark of the 2nd quarter with the Niners up 6-0.
The nationally televised "Monday Night Football" game had just gone to a commercial break when the majority of the lights in Candlestick Park faded out to black. Backup generators kept the ads and scoreboard lit up. Read More
A power outage has left some 6,500 PG&E customers in the dark in parts of San Francisco, Daly City and Brisbane on Tuesday night, a utility spokesman said.
The outage was reported at 6:11 p.m. Tuesday evening and power is expected to be restored to all customers by 11 p.m., spokesman J.D. Guidi said.
The outage is impacting customers in areas including San Francisco's Visitacion Valley neighborhood, northern Daly City and portions of Brisbane, Guidi said. Read More
More than 10,000 Bay Area PG&E customers are without power today because of continuing high winds that have been battering the region since Wednesday, a PG&E spokesman said.
As of this morning, 9,850 customers in Santa Cruz County, 1,000 customers in the East Bay, 570 customers in San Francisco, 350 customers in the South Bay and 20 customers on the Peninsula had no service, spokesman J.D. Guidi said.
No outages were reported in the North Bay as of 9 a.m., he said. Read More