PG&E crews have restored power to 98 percent of the 195,500 customers who had outages in the Bay Area during Tuesday’s strong windstorm, utility officials said Wednesday.
As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, around 170,000 customers had been impacted by power outages throughout the region, with an estimated 31,000 customers still without service
All eastbound lanes of Interstate Highway 80 that were closed due to downed trees and power lines in Vallejo have reopened Tuesday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol.
According to FlightAware.com, some 319 flights had been delayed, and another 102 cancelled.
Tuesday’s high winds are wreaking havoc on BART tracks causing complete shutdowns in San Francisco’s Mission, and in the East Bay.
Wind Damage Shuts Down Interstate 80 In Both Directions During Afternoon Commute As Live Wires Endangered Drivers
Winds gusting near 50 miles per hour or more toppled trees and PG&E power lines across Interstate 80, near Redwood in Vallejo, shutting down the entire freeway in both directions during the afternoon commute while PG&E crews turned off electricity to the downed wires and firefighters put out a small fire sparked by the damage.
Around 24,000 customers have lost power in the Bay Area Tuesday due to high winds, PG&E officials said.
The 60 mile per hour wind gusts due to slam the Bay Area overnight Tuesday could topple more trees, down power lines, and again plunge tens of thousands of people into darkness as wind shrieks through the trees around them. And behind that comes a blast of Arctic air, plunging temperatures down to the mid 20s.
KPIX 5 Morning Weather Anchor Roberta Gonzales answers the questions you never get to ask on-air. Q: Is the wind really going to blow that hard today? A: Yes. In fact, PG&E has already offered a […]
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Tuesday for all coastal and valley locations of the San Francisco Bay Area as well as Santa Cruz County.