More than 800 people remain without power in San Francisco this evening after wet weather sparked several outages earlier today, according to Pacific Gas and Electric.

A combination of light rain and dust accumulation on power lines caused a number of outages around the city, particularly in the Richmond, Sunset and Excelsior districts, according to PG&E. As many as 2,800 people lost power in the outages, which started shortly after 6 a.m.


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PG&E mobilized utility crews from the East Bay to help repair the outages, and expects to have most customers restored between 10 p.m. and midnight, according to spokesman J.D. Guidi.

As of shortly before 10 p.m., around 860 customers remained without power in San Francisco.

PG&E also responded to a large outage in Oakland this evening. Around 1000 customers there lost power around 7 p.m., but all but around two had been restored as of shortly before 10 p.m., Guidi said.

The cause of the Oakland outage remains under investigation.

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