11:06 AM: PG&E has restored power to nearly 3,000 customers who lost service this morning in San Francisco’s Western Addition and Lower Haight neighborhoods, a utility spokesman said.
The 2,840 customers affected lost service at about 9:15 a.m., and power was fully restored at 10:25 a.m., PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said.
“At 10 a.m., we were able to restore the vast majority,” Molica said. He said about 2,300 customers got their power back at that point.
Initial reports indicated that a third party was responsible for the outage, but Molica said the cause is still under investigation.
“It appears that it was a city project,” he said, noting that the problem stemmed from digging on Duboce Avenue between Walter and Noe streets.
The SFMTA website states that the agency has been working in the area as part of its Church and Duboce Track and Street Improvement Project.
The project, which will replace light-rail track along Duboce Avenue from Noe Street to Church Street, involves underground utility work, according to the project website.
10:40 AM: Nearly 3,000 people in San Francisco’s Western Addition and Lower Haight neighborhoods are without power this morning, a PG&E spokesman said.
The 2,840 customers affected lost service at about 9:15 a.m., PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said.
The cause of the outage has not yet been determined.
“We’re investigating reports of a third party digging,” he said.
As of 9:45 a.m., there was no estimate for when power would be restored.
“It’s too early to tell at this point, but we do have multiple crews responding to the area,” Molica said.
Patricia Decker, Bay City News