REGIONAL (BCN) — The number of PG&E customers still affected by weather-related power outages in the Bay Area dropped to under 10,000 by mid-afternoon Sunday.
The outages began late Saturday as light rain and heavy fog settled on power lines and equipment that had accumulated dust and debris during a long dry spell. The mixture sparked flashovers that caused outages, according to PG&E..READ MORE: Stolen RV Pursuit Ends In Horrific San Ramon Crash
Nearly 29,000 customers were affected at one point and the number has steadily dropped as PG&E crews work to restore power.
As of 2 p.m., 9,240 were impacted, mostly in the East Bay, where about 7,300 customers were without power, PG&E said.READ MORE: Traffic Stop in Petaluma Leads to Child Endangerment Arrest
About 1,600 customers were still impacted on the Peninsula and 250 in San Francisco.
Less than 100 were affected in the North Bay and South Bay.MORE NEWS: Torrential Rains Ease 'Exceptional' Drought Conditions In Marin County
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