(courtesy photo)

(courtesy photo)

Power restored to Excelsior, Portola, Balboa Park

Power was restored to over 6,000 customers in Excelsior, Portola and Balboa Park at 1 p.m. Monday. PG&E says the cause of the outage is still under investigation.

Customers began reporting blackouts at 11:20 a.m., according to PG&E live data. The provider assessed at 11:51 a.m. that 6,233 households had been affected, and initially estimated the outage would be resolved by 5 p.m. Monday.

In a preliminary assessment of the outage, PG&E said the blackout was caused by scheduled maintenance work, live data showed. The cause was changed to “unknown” around 12:40 p.m.

By 12:25, most customers were restored and just an estimated 1162 remained in the dark, PG&E spokesperson Tamar Sarkissian told The Examiner.

“If you ever see a low or downed power line, always assume is live, keep yourself and other away, and call 911 and PG&E immediately,” Sarkissian said.

Monday’s outage was preceded by another twice its size Sunday that left 13,000 customers in the dark after a piece of equipment at a PG&E substation failed, Bay City News reported.

Bay Area Newssan francisco news

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

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City College union deal staves off layoffs, class cuts

One year agreement allows community college time to improve its finances

A Homeless Outreach Team member speaks with homeless people along Jones Street in the Tenderloin on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Breed proposes another street outreach team to divert calls away from police

San Francisco would launch a new street outreach team to respond to… Continue reading

Chelsea Hung, who owns Washington Bakery and Restaurant in Chinatown with her mother, said the restaurant is only making about 30 percent of pre-pandemic revenues. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Chinatown’s slow recovery has business owners fearing for the future

Lack of outside visitors threatens to push neighborhood into ‘downward spiral’

A worker sets up irrigation lines to water almond tree rootstocks along Road 36 in Tulare, Calif. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Gov. Gavin Newsom extends drought emergency to 41 California counties

Faith E. Pinho Los Angeles Times In a stark indication of California’s… Continue reading

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stimulus plan on Monday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file photo)
More Californians would get new $600 stimulus checks from the state under Newsom plan

Sophia Bollag The Sacramento Bee Two-thirds of Californians would get an extra… Continue reading

Most Read