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Update: The Cable Car Barn pulls through! The Cable Cars are up and running, using a “backup power source” since it looks like the barn’s suffering a PG&E power outage. You can write your own who breaks more, PG&E or Muni joke in the comments.

10:45: If you were planning on a Rice a Roni moment today, you’re out of luck — Muni just alerted us that “As of 10:23 a.m., all cable car lines are out of service because of a power outage at the Cable Car Barn.”

(You gotta love the Cable Car Barn, where the Cable Cars snuggle on piles of hay, girl Cable Cars are milked, and the air is filled with the odor of Cable Car poop.)

They’re trying to figure out the cause of the outage, and serving the lines by bus until it’s resolved.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • Greg Dewar

    The cable car system is having a fail like this at least once a week, if not more. At some point one has to wonder if it’s time for another significant repair cycle, like the one we had in the 80s (where the Examiner and Atari and other companies under the Blade Runner Curse sponsored cable cars) or something.

    Because let’s face it the only thing more depressing than a bus running down irving street is a bus running in place of a cable car…

  • Greg Dewar

    The cable car system is having a fail like this at least once a week, if not more. At some point one has to wonder if it’s time for another significant repair cycle, like the one we had in the 80s (where the Examiner and Atari and other companies under the Blade Runner Curse sponsored cable cars) or something.

    Because let’s face it the only thing more depressing than a bus running down irving street is a bus running in place of a cable car…