pg&e_blackout(2).jpg9:50 AM: A lightning strike in San Francisco early this morning left about 200 PG&E customers without power in the city’s Noe Valley neighborhood, a utility spokesman said.

The lightning damaged five transformers along the western portion of the 24th Street corridor, knocking out power at 1:12 a.m., PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said.

Thirty-four customers were still affected by the outage at 9:15 a.m.

One transformer was still under repair this morning and crews expected it to be back in order by noon, Molica said.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

4:53 AM: The cause of a power outage leaving 100 PG&E customers in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood without power this morning was a nearby lightning strike, a utility spokesman said.

The outage was reported at 1:12 a.m. and impacted three transformers along 24th Street, PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said.

Crews are on scene working to fix the transformers located on 24th street at Hoffman Avenue, Fountain Street and Grandview Avenue, Guidi said.

There is no estimated time of restoration, according to Guidi.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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