Richmond District still dark after lightning strike

Power lines knocked into a city street by lightning Thursday night have left about 1,000 residents in San Francisco’s Richmond District without power Friday, according to Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

Lighting struck just before 8 p.m., dropping four power lines onto Geary Boulevard between 43rd and 44th avenues, according to PG&E. The lightning bolt may have blown a transformer, according to PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi.

The outage originally affected about 4,310 residents from Fulton Street to Geary Boulevard and anywhere from 12th Avenue to Great Highway, according to PG&E. This morning, customers in the immediate area around 40th Avenue near Balboa and Anza streets remain without power, spokesman David Eisenhauer said.

Crews expect to be finished fixing the downed lines by about noon, according to Eisenhauer.

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