SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A massive power outage hit downtown San Francisco Friday morning, leaving thousands without power, closing a BART station, and affecting traffic signals in the area. Pacific Gas & Electric officials say that “crews are working safely and as quickly as possible to restore power,” but they have yet to report an official time that power will be restored. PG&E Spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said about 90,000 PG&E customers were affected at one point. She did not know the cause of the outage or when it would be resolved.
As of 11:45 a.m., PG&E has reported that power has been restored to 10,000 residents:
#SF Outage: 10k customers restored. Crews working safely & quickly as possible to restore more. Thank you for your patience.
— PG&E (@PGE4Me) April 21, 2017
As of 11:30 a.m., BART is reporting that Montgomery Station is up and running:
We are back open at Montgomery station! Normal service has resumed through DTSF. Thank you for your patience.
— SFBART (@SFBART) April 21, 2017
San Francisco Police report they are working with PG&E to address the massive power outage affecting portions of San Francisco Friday morning.
— San Francisco Police (@SFPD) April 21, 2017
San Francisco Fire Department officials say they have no reports of injuries so far due to the power outage.
— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) April 21, 2017
BART trains are still running between the East Bay and San Francisco, but passengers cannot get off at the Montgomery station because of the power outage.
ATTN: Due to power outage all Cable Car Lines are down, shuttles are providing service.
— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) April 21, 2017