5:29 PM: A power outage left 5,200 customers in San Francisco’s Lower Haight neighborhood without power for several hours today, a PG&E spokesman said.
Spokesman Joe Molica said that as of 3:40 p.m. power had been restored for about 2,900 PG&E customers in the area of Duboce Park. Service was restored for the remaining 2,300 customers just before 5:00 p.m.
The outage began shortly after 2:30 p.m. and was caused by a failed underground cable near the corner of Duboce Avenue and Walter Street.
The cable caused a loud noise and released smoke in that area, startling some residents.
Now that power is restored, Molica said, crews are working on determining the cause and are making repairs to the underground cables.
“Our first priority is to get the lights back on, and once all customers are restored we will get to work making repairs,” Molica said.
He said they would send the damaged cable to a forensics lab to determine why it failed.
3:00 PM: A power outage has hit San Francisco’s Lower Haight neighborhood this afternoon, a PG&E spokesman said.
Spokesman Joe Molica said the outage is affecting nearly 5,200 PG&E customers in the area of Duboce Avenue, and that crews are in the area working to determine the cause.
The outage began shortly after 2:30 p.m., and PG&E has no estimate yet as to when power will be restored.