Bay Area Storm Causes Power Outages Affecting Thousands

The Bay Area’s largest storm of the season knocked out power to thousands of PG&E customers Wednesday in all areas of the region.

More than 21,000 customers were without power as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, nearly 15,100 of them in the North Bay. An outage at about 4:20 p.m. in Petaluma added to the North Bay total.

A tree branch brought down power lines in Marin County earlier in the day, but that has since been cleaned up. PG&E crews are working safely and as quickly as possible to restore the power in the areas affected.

Here are outages as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, affecting more than 21,000:

San Francisco 63
Peninsula 4,437
North Bay 14,726
East Bay 336
South Bay 1,732
  • San Francisco: 63
  • Peninsula: 4,437
  • North Bay: 14,726
  • East Bay: 336
  • South Bay: 1,732

PG&E reminded customers to stay away from downed power lines. Those who see a downed power line should keep themselves and others away from it, call 911 and call PG&E at 800-743-5000.

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