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Thousands without power in San Francisco: PG&E fix ends outage

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Approximately the same area experienced a larger power outage in late December that took hours to fix, affecting around 7,000 residents. | Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Thousands of San Franciscans saw their power restored Tuesday after an outage struck multiple neighborhoods, according to PG&E.

The power outage began just before 10:45 a.m., leaving 2,675 San Francisco customers without power, according to PG&E spokesperson Tamar Sarkissian.

Neighborhoods that appeared to be affected included the Castro, Twin Peaks, Corona Heights and parts of the Mission District and Duboce Triangle.

A screenshot capture of a grayscale map showing several central San Francisco neighborhoods is splotched with orange and green areas depicting power outages.
An outage map from PG&E shows affected areas for Tuesday's power cut in San Francisco. | Source: Courtesy PG&E

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Approximately the same area experienced a larger power cut in late December that took hours to fix, affecting around 7,000 residents. PG&E said a cause for that outage was also under investigation.

Sarkissian told The Standard that 248 of those customers had been restored by 11:04 a.m., with crews working to restore others. Almost all other customers in the main outage were eventually restored by 1 p.m.

Separate estimates in other smaller outages in specific neighborhoods, including the Inner Richmond, extended to 4:15 p.m. The utility did not share any causes found by assessment crews sent to outage sites.

Residents and businesses were handling the first of at least two rounds of rain Tuesday morning, with a second storm due early Wednesday.

George Kelly can be reached at gkelly@sfstandard.com