9:58 AM: Pacific Gas & Electric crews have restored power to all 36,000 San Francisco customers affected by an outage early this morning, a utility spokeswoman said.

Power was fully restored by 7:30 a.m., according to PG&E spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers. The outage affected customers in the Sunset, Parkside, Outer Mission, Laurel Heights, St. Francis Woods, Glen Park and Excelsior neighborhoods.

The outage began at about 5:15 a.m., and the cause is still unknown, Ehlers said.

Meanwhile, crews are also working to repair another outage in the Pacific Heights and Cow Hollow neighborhoods, caused when lightning struck a transformer near California and Broderick streets. That outage affected about 4,060 residents at its peak, Ehlers said. As of 8:30 a.m., 500 homes remained without power.

7:57 AM: Pacific Gas & Electric has restored power in some areas, and expects full restoration by 8 a.m. after an early morning outage that disrupted power for customers in several San Francisco neighborhoods, a utility spokeswoman said.

About 23,000 customers are still without power as of about 7:15 a.m., according to PG&E spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers. Crews have primarily restored power in the Excelsior District, she said. Power is still disrupted in much of the Sunset, Parkside, Outer Mission, Laurel Heights, St. Francis Woods and Glen Park neighborhoods.

The outage began at about 5:15 a.m., initially affecting about 34,460 PG&E customers.
The cause of the outage has not been determined, Ehlers said.

6:00 AM: Crews are investigating a power outage affecting approximately 34,460 Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers in several San Francisco neighborhoods this morning, a utility spokeswoman said.

The outage began at around 5:15 a.m. and is disrupting power in the Sunset, Parkside, Outer Mission, Laurel Heights, St. Francis Woods, Glen Park and Excelsior neighborhoods, PG&E spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers said.

The cause of the outage has not been determined, Ehlers said.

The utility company hopes to restore power as soon as possible, though no estimated time of restoration was available as of 6 a.m.

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  • LibertyHiller

    Dollars to doughnuts says that it had something to do with the electrical storm that ran from 3:30 to about 5:30. Lightning mixed with fog is a truly eerie phenomenon,

  • Eve Batey

    Yeah, feeling strangely industrious, I actually called their spokesperson and asked about that, but they’re saying they’re still not sure. If I get an answer I’ll probably update the weather story first, then toss a note in here.

  • Smitty415

    A couple of cars parked on Broderick near California were melted apparently by the transformer that got struck.