Bay Area Power Outages Linger After Weekend Storms
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – More than 5,000 people were without power Monday morning from outages that left as many as 33,000 customers in the Bay Area in the dark this weekend, a utility spokesman said.
Crews were working to restore service for these 5,000 Bay Area residents, including some who have been without electricity since late Saturday night, Pacific Gas & Electric spokesman J.D. Guidi said.
As of 1:30 a.m. Monday, there were 4,000 outages in the North Bay, half of which involve Angwin customers who have been without power since about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Guidi said.
A broken pole that caused the outage in Angwin is being repaired and PG&E expects service to be restored around 3 a.m., he said.
Other North Bay customers should anticipate service to be restored later Monday morning or in the early afternoon, Guidi said.
Crews were working to fix a failed transformer that left about 660 East Bay customers in Fremont in the dark, he said. Power was expected to be restored by 9 a.m., Guidi said.
There were 150 outages in the South Bay, with about 100 in Los Gatos, he said. PG&E estimated service would be restored by 8 a.m.
Along the Peninsula, in Moss Beach and Pescadero, about 140 people are without power, Guidi said. Service is estimated to be restored by 8 a.m., he said.
Ninety customers in San Francisco are without service because of a failed transformer impacting the neighborhoods of Sunset, Haight-Ashbury and just west of Twin Peaks, Guidi said. San Franciscans can expect power to be restored at about 3 a.m., he said.
Nearly 600,000 PG&E customers have been affected by power outages this weekend, ranging from Eureka to Bakersfield, Guidi said. As of about 1:30 a.m., about 50,000 were still without electricity, he said.
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