Wide area of San Francisco hit by power outage

Wide area of San Francisco hit by power outage

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 to the just over 88,000 residents affected.

As of 10:20 a.m. Friday, PG&E is reporting 96,815 customers in San Francisco without power.

The power outage map on PG&E shows customers have reported outages across the northern portion of San Francisco from the Richmond district to downtown.

The Montgomery station is a key stop all BART lines coming into the city.

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Officials with the Municipal Transportation Agency said the outage was also affecting cable cars and shuttles were put in place to provide service.

A wide area of San Francisco has been hit by a power outage.

Mon Alicia took to twitter to comment: "I always thought The Big One would throw San Francisco into mass chaos".

Brandon Bradford tweeted: "Huge power outages in NYC and SF right now". It also prompted the closure of the BART station on Montgomery Street, and caused a fire at a substation at Larkin and Eddy streets. PG&E said the company hopes to have power restored around noon.

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