Roughly 800 PG&E customers in San Francisco, Peninsula without power due to rain

Broken umbrellas aside, about 800 PG&E customers in The City and Peninsula are victims of a vicious wind and rain storm that has already poured close to an inch of rain downtown Thursday.

However, that is an improvement from the 2,300 customers on the Peninsula that were in the dark Thursday morning, according to PG&E.

The National Weather Service is reporting that .84 inches of rain has already soaked downtown San Francisco, but as of 12:30 p.m. the downpour is supposed to shift to sporadic showers.

In the meantime the Great Highway near Ocean Beach has been closed since Wednesday and will remain so until the weather rests, according to the Department of Public Works.

Utilities officials say there have been scattered reports of flooded intersections, but nothing major.

Buckling trees, however, have damaged at least four cars in The City, DPW spokeswoman Gloria Chan said.

“It’s pretty messy out there,” said DPW spokeswoman Gloria Chan.

Weather Service meteorologist Bob Benjamin said that the brunt of the storm has let up for now, but it will likely pour down again on Friday.

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