Power outage

Map of PG&E outages on June 8, 2015. (CBS)

PG&E Still Trying To Explain How Squirrel Managed To Cause Huge East Bay Power Outage

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.

06/09/2015

Berkeley in the dark after PG&E officials said a squirrel caused a massive power outage on June 8, 2015. (CBS)

PG&E Says Squirrel Caused Outage That Impacted 45,000 In 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.

06/08/2015

Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

05/18/2015

A mylar balloon similar to this one is what cut off power and shutdown BART Wednesday afternoon   
(Photo JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

BART Shutdown By Helium Balloon That Short-Circuited Electrical Lines In East Bay

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.

05/06/2015

Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Restores Power To Over 30K Customers In 8 San Francisco Neighborhoods

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.

04/13/2015

A tree fell into power lines near Alamo during a storm on February 6, 2015. (CBS)

55,000 Lose Power During Bay Area Storm, Thousands Remain In The Dark

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.

02/06/2015

PG&E Map indicates where power outages were reported Tuesday. (PG&E)

Traffic Lights Go Dark As Power Outage Strikes More Than 38,000 Customers In East Bay

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.

01/20/2015

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Large Power Outage Affecting San Francisco Embarcadero Area

Numerous power outages were reported along San Francisco’s Embarcadero Friday morning.

12/19/2014

BART train (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

12/11/2014

PG&E crews working to restore power as outages spread across Northern California. (courtesy: @PGE4Me)

Nearly 100,000 PG&E Customers Wake Up In The Dark As Storm Wallops Northern California

As a major storm moves across Northern California, there are power outages affecting more than 15,000 customers, according to PG&E.

12/11/2014

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