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Storm Brings Widespread Power Outages To Bay Area

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Storm Damage

Storm damage Saturday, March 19, 2011. (CBS)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — More than 30,000 people throughout the Bay Area were in the dark early Sunday due to power outages triggered by stormy weather and more than 13,000 PG&E customers remained without power at mid-morning, a utility spokesman said.

Most of the remaining outages were in the North Bay, where about 8,500 homes and businesses were without power as of 8 a.m., PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said.

About 2,040 Peninsula PG&E customers experienced outages, along with 1,440 in the South Bay, Guidi said.

About 980 East Bay customers and 100 in San Francisco remained without power Sunday morning.

Because of the large number of outages, there are no estimates for when power will be fully restored to PG&E customers, Guidi said.

The current high winds and heavy rain add to the difficulty in
restoring service, he said.

Utility crews were working around the clock to restore service.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report)

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