10:46 AM (Bay City News): PG&E has restored power to all but 23 customers after an underground equipment failure knocked out power to more than 1,600 PG&E customers in San Francisco’s Richmond District this morning, a utility spokesman said.
The remaining customers are expected to have their power back by about noon today, PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said.
The outage continues to affect the area north of Anza Street and west of 26th Avenue, Molica said. It was reported at about 8:45 a.m. in the area of Geary Boulevard and 30th Avenue and initially affected 1,625 customers.
Crews are still trying to determine the exact cause of the outage, but Molica said it appears a splice failed.
9:48 AM (Bay City News): An underground equipment failure knocked out power to more than 1,600 PG&E customers in San Francisco’s Richmond District this morning, a utility spokesman said.
The outage was reported at about 8:45 a.m. at Geary Boulevard and 30th Avenue and initially affected 1,627 customers, PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said.
Power was restored to 1,050 of the customers by 9:05 a.m., but 579 remained affected as of about 9:30 a.m., Molica said.
An email from “Alert SF,” an incident notification system run by the city, stated that there was a vault fire, but Molica said that was not the case.
“There is no fire,” he said. “When electrical equipment fails, it may create a puff of smoke, but there’s no fire.”
Molica said there was no estimate yet for when the remaining customers would have their power back, and said crews are still trying to determine the exact cause of the outage.
9:11 AM: According to SF’s emergency messaging system, Alert SF, PG&E issues have closed traffic and knocked out power in the Richmond District.
Eastbound Geary Boulevard between 29th and 31st Ave is expected to be closed until at least 10 AM, Alert SF says, as PG&E workers attempt to manage a PG&E vault fire and subsequent power outage.
According to PG&E spokesman Joe Molica, the power outage was reported around 8:45 AM.
Molica says the outage is affecting 1,627 customers in an area north of Anza Street and west of 26th Avenue.
Crews were on site as of about 9 a.m., working to restore power, Molica told Bay City News.
He said PG&E has not yet determined what caused the outage.
“It’s too early to tell,” he said.