Two separate power outages in San Francisco left thousands of PG&E customers in the dark Monday night.
San Francisco and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. officials plan to install equipment to help prevent a repeat of Monday’s blackouts at Candlestick Park, which happened during a nationally televised game between the San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers.
An outage in San Jose was impacting more than 3,000 customers Friday morning.
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.