Power was restored to most of the University of California, Berkeley, on Tuesday as officials confirmed that the theft of copper cables from a substation caused a campus-wide outage that preceded an explosion and evacuation.
Eleven buildings on the University of California at Berkeley campus that remained without power following an explosion Monday evening would not hold classes Tuesday, UC Berkeley officials said.
A power outage triggered an explosion and fire at the University of California at Berkeley on Monday evening, prompting an emergency evacuation of the campus and hospitalizing one person with burns, according to authorities.
Caltrans apologized for a power outage that caused major backups at the Caldecott Tunnel Monday morning, because of an inability to switch the middle bore to westbound traffic. Workers were testing the new system out when they tripped a circuit that caused the glitch.
Outages in Pittsburg and San Jose affected roughly 2,800 PG&E customers Thursday morning.
A driver was arrested for hit-and-run after his vehicle collided with a utility pole in Belmont causing a grass fire and knocking out power in the area on Friday afternoon.
More than 5,700 PG&E customers in San Leandro were without power due to two outages Saturday morning.
A power outage disrupted service Sunday morning on BART’s Richmond-Fremont line, a spokesman said.
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.