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Nearly 35,000 PG&E customers still without power following gusty winds

A Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) truck on January 17, 2019 in San Francisco, Calif. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
A Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) truck | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images | Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

As PG&E crews grapple with the aftermath of strong winds that downed trees and power lines around the region, nearly 35,000 PG&E customers in the Bay Area remain without power on Wednesday evening.

As of 5 p.m., the largest concentration of outages is on the Peninsula, where 28,370 are affected, PG&E spokesperson Tamar Sarkissian said.

In the South Bay, 4,182 customers are dealing with outages, another 308 in the East Bay, 1,748 in the North Bay and 190 in San Francisco, Sarkissian said.

There are 2,800 PG&E crew members working around the clock to restore power, and 97% of customers affected saw power restored within 12 hours, according to PG&E.

Outages started Tuesday. On Wednesday morning, more than 64,000 PG&E customers in the Bay Area were without power.

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