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SF SoMa Power Cut When Aerial Ad Banner Drops From Plane

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A large banner fell from a plane onto power lines in at 5th and Brannan streets. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — San Francisco police said traffic was disrupted in the city’s South of Market area Saturday afternoon when an advertising banner fell off a plane and landed on some power lines.

Police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza says the banner landed on the lines just before noon Saturday near 5th and Brannan.

Esparza says no injuries have been reported, but traffic lights in the immediate area were not working.

Pacific Gas & Electric spokesman J.D. Guidi says initially power was knocked out to about 2,000 homes and businesses by the falling banner.

Some 125 customers remained without power and crews remained on the scene repairing the downed power line spans as of 3:15 p.m.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed)

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