SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Service has been restored to about 140,000 PG&E customers throughout the Bay Area affected by power outages related to high winds Tuesday, PG&E officials said tonight.
As of 8 p.m., around 170,000 customers were impacted by power outages throughout the region, with an estimated 31,000 customers without service, utility officials said.READ MORE: Car Fleeing CHP Causes AC Transit Bus to Plow Into Oakland Home
A majority of those still without power were in the South Bay where about 13,000 customers were impacted, according to PG&E officials.
Crews are working to restore service to 8,000 customers in the East Bay, 2,000 customers without power in San Francisco, about 3,000 customers impacted in the Peninsula and roughly 5,000 customers in the North Bay, according to utility officials.
PG&E has about 1,500 personnel out clearing downed vegetation and power lines and working to restore service to customers.
Strong northerly wind gusts of at least 45 mph are expected Tuesday evening in the Bay Area, with winds up to 55 mph in the North and East Bay Areas, according to the National Weather Service.READ MORE: Marin County Judge Tentatively Rejects Cutting Inmate Crowding at San Quentin
Strong winds are expected through Tuesday evening until noon on Wednesday, when they are estimated to subside.
Freezing temperatures are expected in inland portions of the San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay areas Tuesday night, according to the NWS.
BART spokesman Jim Allison said this evening that the high winds were also causing delays to BART trains, with trains running at reduced speeds due to reports of wind-blown debris on the tracks systemwide.
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