More than 10K remain without power


More than 10,000 people remain without power in the Bay Area Tuesday morning, the bulk of them in the North Bay, as PG&E crews work to repair storm-related outages in the region.

As of shortly before 11 a.m., PG&E was reporting 196 customers without power in San Francisco, 1,306 on the Peninsula, 1,884 in the East Bay, 1,700 in the South Bay and 5,566 in the North Bay, according to utility spokeswoman Andrea Menniti.

The number, while high, shows some improvement from reports around 5:20 a.m. Tuesday, when more than 18,000 customers were suffering outages in the region, including 9,664 in Santa Rosa and 7,125 in Vacaville.

Menniti said:

“We’ve made significant progress since then…We have extra crews on alert and they’ve been responding to outages as soon as they occur.”

Residents are being reminded that if they see downed power lines, they should assume they are live and call 911 to report them immediately.

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