About 9,500 PG&E customers are without power in the South Bay Tuesday afternoon in a series of outages caused mainly by the increased use of air conditioners in the summer heat, officials said.
The last of more than 1,300 PG&E customers affected by an outage in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood should have power back later Friday morning, a utility spokesman said.
Those who got to see the Blackhawks rally to beat the Bruins and win the Stanley Cup last night won’t soon forget it, but unfortunately neither will those who didn’t get to see the big win, after a strong, fast-moving storm knocked out power.
PG&E mobilized utility crews from the East Bay to help repair a number of power outages in San Francisco on Sunday.
Most customers have had their power restored by late Sunday afternoon after a crash knocked over a power pole earlier in the day.
A Pacific Gas and Electric employee received minor injuries Sunday afternoon when a piece of equipment failed during repairs to a transformer in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood.
High winds and poor weather affected thousands of PG&E customers throughout the Bay Area Monday, according to the utility company.
A large power outage in San Rafael had 20,000 without electricity at its peak Tuesday evening, a PG&E spokesman said.
The company that supplied electricity to the Super Bowl took the blame Friday for the power outage that brought the big game to a halt, explaining that a device designed specifically to prevent a blackout failed and plunged the game into darkness for more than half an hour.
Santa Clara is competing with the Sun Life Stadium near Miami, to host Super Bowl 50, which will be played in 2016.