PG&E is still trying to explain just how a squirrel managed to cause a widespread power outage after tens of thousands of people in the South Bay and East Bay were plunged into darkness Monday night because the system couldn’t handle the heat in the south, and a squirrel in the East Bay.
Officials say a number of power outages have hit thousands of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers Monday, including more than 40,000 in the East Bay and 10,000 in San Jose.
Balloon Causes San Francisco Power Outage That Affected 9,000 People In Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach Neighborhoods
A helium balloon is to blame for thousands of residents and businesses losing power in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach neighborhoods Monday afternoon, according to PG&E.
BART service was stopped in both directions between Bay Fair, Hayward and Castro Valley Wednesday afternoon, after a problem with equipment caused major delays in and out of San Francisco earlier.
PG&E crews have restored power to all the more than 30,000 customers in San Francisco affected by an outage that started late Sunday, PG&E officials said.
Nearly 55,000 Bay Area customers have lost power during Friday’s storm. As of 4 p.m., around 14,800 remained without power in the area.
A PG&E spokesperson has confirmed a massive power outage Tuesday afternoon in the East Bay affecting 38,000 homes and businesses, mostly in Berkeley.
Numerous power outages were reported along San Francisco’s Embarcadero Friday morning.
BART And Muni’s Montgomery Station In San Francisco Is Closed Due To Power Outage; San Bruno Station Recovers From Flooding
BART service is closed at Montgomery Station in San Francisco Thursday morning due to a power outage, transit officials said.
As a major storm moves across Northern California, there are power outages affecting more than 15,000 customers, according to PG&E.