Power outage slams San Francisco, 90,000 affected

Power outage slams San Francisco, 90,000 affected

A fire truck at top left and other traffic try to make their way around a pair of idled cablecars on California Street after a large power outage Friday in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric says about 90,000 customers have been affected by the outage. The outage includes the Financial District and other areas. One downtown commuter rail station has been shut down

Power outage slams San Francisco, 90,000 affected

The Montgomery Bay Area Rapid Transit station is dark following a power outage Friday in San Francisco.

Pacific Gas & Electric officials said crews were investigating the cause of San Francisco's massive outage, and were aiming to "restore power safety and as quickly as possible."

Shortly before noon, PG&E tweeted it had restored power to 10,000 customers and said crews were working "safely & quickly as possible to restore more."

The blackout affected businesses, schools and tourism. Large office buildings in the city's Financial District, not far from the fabled Ferry Building, began emptying out not long after the outage hit around 9 a.m. Schools around the city dismissed students, while cable cars stopped shuttling visitors up and down the city's steep streets.

A major commuter station in the city's Bay Area Rapid Transit network, the Montgomery Street BART hub, went dark as travelers sought alternative means of transportation ranging from ride hailing cars to shuttles organized by the city.



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