1000s Lose Power In Oakland, Berkeley Hills

BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Pacific Gas & Electric reported a major power outage in Oakland and in the Berkeley Hills on Saturday.

The outage, which occurred just after 5 p.m., appears to have been caused by a squirrel that got into some equipment at a substation, according to PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris.

Power was restored at 6:28 p.m. to the 10,950 customers affected.

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