San Francisco hit with massive power outage

Traffic lights were in San Francisco.

(Fox 2)

Until than 90,000 customers were without power Friday after a major failure left a large swath of San Francisco homes and businesses without power, officials to close a station while the crews worked on restoring the service.

Struggle for power. #sanfrancisco #muni #pg&e

— Joe Christiani (@JXtiani) April 21, 2017

The outage, which affected several districts, including the Financial District, Cow Hollow and the Presidio, resulted in the closure of the Montgomery street BART station in San Francisco and stopped the service on all of the city’s cable car lines this morning.


Lights out in the 4th and on the Market @PGE4Me says that the power should be restored by noon.

— Christien Kafton (@CKaftonKTVU) April 21, 2017

Authorities say the outage began around 9:15 a.m. the Residents were asked to call 911 only in the event of an emergency.

BART trains are still running between the East Bay of San Francisco, but the passengers can get off at the Montgomery station due to power failure.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said that all the cable car lines were down as a result of the outage around 9:45 p.m. The transit agency said shuttles were operational to provide service while the power was out.

The outage affected the northern parts of the city, according to the city’s Department of Emergency Management, and Pacific Gas & Electric is working to restore the service.

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