Bad PG&E cable causes Sunset power outage

A day after blown fuses and faulty equipment left more than 1,500 people without power south of Market — including the Caltrain Depot — a malfunctioning cable in the Sunset kept the lights off for more than 7,000 Pacific Gas & Electric customers Thursday night.

At 8:43 p.m. Thursday, an above-ground cable malfunctioned and 7,670 PG&E customers in the Sunset and southeast of the neighborhood lost power, said spokesman J.D. Guidi.

Nearly 4,000 customers had their power back on at 10 p.m., and power was restored to everyone by 11:07 p.m. because crews rerouted power before fixing the cable, Guidi said.

On Wednesday night, 1,575 PG&E customers lost power just before 6 p.m. because of a bad underground cable and blown fuses. That outage affected the train schedule in and out of the Caltrain Depot at 4th and Townsend streets.

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