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Lightning Strikes Transformer In San Francisco, Causes Power Outage

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PG&E crews on the scene of a power outage.  (CBS)

PG&E crews on the scene of a power outage. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A lightning strike in San Francisco early Friday morning left about 200 PG&E customers without power in the city’s Noe Valley neighborhood, a utility spokesman said.

The lightning damaged five transformers along the western portion of the 24th Street corridor, knocking out power at 1:12 a.m., PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said.

KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:

Thirty-four customers were still affected by the outage at 9:15 a.m.
One transformer was still under repair and crews expected it to be back in order by noon, Molica said.

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