Muni riders impacted by subway service halted by power outrage. (Photo by @jrizzo)

Power outage impacts Muni subway service

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said Friday morning that a power outage impacted subway service in both directions between West Portal and downtown.

Transit agency officials said at 8:50 a.m. they were preparing to launch bus shuttles to transport riders instead. But the agency later announced via Twitter at 9:21 a.m. that “trains are beginning to move thru the subway in both directions. Service will be very slow as trains have to operate in manual mode.” The agency said bus shuttles will continue to support service.

At 9:33 a.m., transit officials announced that service “is resuming in both directions as all systems have been restored.” They said to “expect slow moving [service] while we work to balance service]. Bus shuttles will remain in place temporarily to support.”

The Department of Emergency Management also announced this morning that PG&E is working to restore a power outage in the southeast area of The City, including the Mission District, that was impacting traffic lights and roughly 22,000 customers. As of 10:30 a.m. around 1,800 customers were still affected.

Officials said the outage occurred around 8 a.m. when a construction crew not affiliated with PG&E hit an underground power line at Illinois and 22nd streets.

This is breaking news story. Check back for updates.

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