42,200 PG&E customers left in the dark as outages sweep San Francisco

As many as 42,200 PG&E customers were without power Tuesday evening as a storm sweeps through San Francisco, bringing wind gusts of up to 55 mph.

Some customers were without out power for hours and no official time to restore power to all those affected was given, according to PG&E spokesman JD Guidi. The outages occurred in two separate incidents.

The first incident occurred at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday and affected as many as 37,000 customers served by the Daly City substation – which supplies power to cities.

Customers in Daly City, South San Francisco and the Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco are affected. By 9 p.m., most of the 37,000 people were restored, according to PG&E officials.

Another 5,185 customers are still without power in the Richmond and Haight-Ashbury neighborhoods of The City. That outage began at 8:05 p.m.

The cause of both outages is under investigation, according to Guidi.

“Crews are working on restoring power and they will be working until power is restored,” Guidi said.

He would not speculate if the weather contributed to the incidents.

A wind advisory has been put in place by National Weather Service until 4 a.m. Wednesday. Winds could reach 55 mph at the coast and in the hills of the Bay Area.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

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