Update: Power restored to North Beach area after underground electrical lines struck

All PG&E customers in San Francisco have had their power restored following an outage that at its peak cut off power to 6,100 customers along the city’s northern waterfront and North Beach neighborhoods, a utility spokeswoman said.

Construction crews digging near the intersection of Stockton and Chestnut streets struck underground electrical wires, causing the outage at about 1:15 p.m., PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said.

Within five minutes of the outage, power was restored to about 2,800 customers. Another 1,050 or so were restored by 2:20 p.m. and the remaining customers had power again by around 2:45 p.m., Sarkissian said.

Sarkissian said PG&E crews are out making repairs this afternoon and that they haven’t determined whether the construction crews called 811 prior to digging.

She said the incident serves as a reminder to anyone planning to dig to call 811 at least two days prior in order to get a free safety evaluation of the area by PG&E.

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Fiona Hinze (Courtesy Fiona Hinze)
Advocate for people with disabilities nominated to SFMTA Board

Mayor Breed says Fiona Hinze brings ‘important perspective’ to agency leadership

CCSF file photo
Workforce development fund to support training programs at City College

Supervisors back plans to use $500K toward economic recovery efforts through CCSF

Lakeshore Elementary School was closed in March shortly before SFUSD closed all schools due to coronavirus concerns. The district is now working to prepare all elementary schools to reopen by mid-January.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
School district preparing buildings for hybrid learning

SFUSD plans to use 72 elementary schools and 12 early education sites for first phase of reopening

The installation “Alexandre Singh: A Gothic Tale” is on view at the Legion of Honor, which reopens Oct. 30 with safety protocols in place. (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
Legion of Honor reopens in time for Halloween

‘A Gothic Tale’ among exhibitions on view

There have been at least 142 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among workers at San Francisco International Airport. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Supes back SFO worker healthcare legislation despite airline, business opposition

Costs of ‘Health Airport Ordinance’ in dispute, with estimates ranging from $8.4 M to $163 M annually

Most Read