Monday’s Candlestick Park power outage highlighted the vulnerability of the country’s electrical system according to a UC Berkeley professor of civil engineering.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee called the power outages that left fans and players in the dark at Monday night’s San Francisco 49ers game at Candlestick Park a “national embarrassment.”
Thousands of people throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains remain without electricity as repair crews work on getting the power turned back on.
Strong gusts downed power lines all over the Bay Area, toppled several trees and knocked out power to thousands.
Nearly 7,000 customers in San Francisco’s Western Addition and Haight-Ashbury neighborhoods were briefly without power Thursday morning and almost 300 customers remained in the dark, a PG&E spokesman said.
Research In Motion announced Tuesday it would soon release a new operating system.
The BlackBerry outage that began on Monday started out as an inconvenience. Three days and five continents later, it’s a disaster that has hit the Bay Area.
The Arizona Diamondbacks’ game against the San Francisco Giants was delayed 27 minutes in the seventh inning due to a power failure.
Power was restored for more than 770 customers who were without service Monday afternoon in San Jose, a PG&E spokeswoman said.
A seagull flew into two power lines Monday morning, causing an outage that affected about 10,000 residents of the Capitola area, a PG&E spokeswoman said.