1:15 PM: A tree fell in San Francisco’s Merced Heights neighborhood on Tuesday night, knocking out power to more than 2,500 PG&E customers and blocking a Municipal Railway bus line, utility and transit officials said.
The tree fell onto power lines on Garfield Street near Ashton Avenue shortly after 10:50 p.m., PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said.
A total of 2,508 customers were initially without power, but crews were quickly able to restore power to all but 592 customers, Molica said.
By about 8:25 a.m. today, all but 22 customers had power again, and PG&E hopes to restore power to the remaining customers by 12:30 p.m., Molica said.
He said it was unclear what caused the tree to fall.
The fallen tree also briefly blocked the 29-Sunset line, and Muni rerouted buses around the area. Normal service resumed early this morning, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News
6:16 AM: A fallen tree is blocking a Muni bus line in San Francisco’s Merced Heights neighborhood this morning, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
The 29-Sunset bus line is blocked at the intersection of Garfield and Bright streets by a fallen tree, Muni officials said.
The outbound 29-Sunset bus will reroute and skip the stop at that intersection, according to Muni officials.
The reroute was announced shortly after 5 a.m. and is likely to be in place until this afternoon, according to Muni officials.
Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News