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10:58 AM: Andrew Dalton reports that there’s a power outage impacting the western Addition after a 21 Hayes bus pulled down a power line at Hayes and Baker, shorting the grid in the area. We’re checking with Muni and PG&E, you’ll know more when we do. And, of course, if you saw any of this yourself, let us know!

11:05 AM: SF MTA spokesperson Kristen Holland says that at 8:45 this morning, “the pole of the power unit on top of a 21 Hayes trolley bus traveling inbound at Hayes and Baker snagged the overhead wire which caught a PG&E wire.” She says Muni’s scene was cleared at 9:58.

We’re getting reports of continued outages in the area (and are awaiting a callback from PG&E), what are you hearing?

11:14 AM: Dalton reports that he heard from an SFPD officer that the outage is only about a 4 block radius, but power at Masonic and McAllister has been out since around 9 and has yet to return. He also reports that power on Divis was out briefly but came back on (good thing, too, because Gavin Newsom’s scheduled to do a press appearance at Mojo Cafe at 11:30, and powerlessness does not become him). No word yet from PG&E, unfortunately!

We’re also getting reports that the 21 bus experiences a small delay as they drop their poles to travel through the Baker/Hayes intersection, but it’s nothing major.

11:40 AM:
PG&E spokesperson Joe Molica says that they’re still working on repairing the wires damaged after a 21 Hayes bus downed one of their wires at Hayes and Baker.

He said that the initial outage hit 3100 PG&E customers in the Western Addition and Hayes Valley, and that they’ve restored power to all but 700 of those customers. According to Molica, they expect that those 700 will have their power restored by 12:30 today, but that “we have a lot of repairs to do.”

1:50 PM:
PG&E spokesperson Joe Molica just informed us that power has been returned to everyone impacted by today’s outage.

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