Power Outage in San Francisco Leaves 90000 People Without Electricity

San Francisco Power Outage Affects 90000 Residents

A sign on a restaurant informs customers that the facility is closed due to a power cut, in the financial district of San Francisco, California, U.S. April 21, 2017.

Authorities with San Francisco Fire and Police departments has received calls throughout the morning since the outage rolled through the city at about 9 a.m. PG&E said crews are now working to restore power as soon as they can.

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The series of outages began affecting the city at 9 a.m., said Tamar Sarkissian, a spokeswoman for Pacific Gas & Electric. She also says crews are assessing the situation but there's no immediate estimate for when power will be restored.

"Power outage in the Northern & Central part of SF", the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management tweeted, urging the public to refrain from calling 911 unless it is a life-safety issue. Traffic across the city came to a standstill during the morning commute. The outage, which quickly spread to 95,000 homes and businesses across San Francisco, hit at roughly the same time, he said. It's a big deal. "We were in the middle of a trade, luckily we have cloud based software so all the trades are saved and we're going to have our people in Texas or NY execute it", he said.

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