Power outage stretches across San Francisco


A widespread power outage in San Francisco has shut down BART’s Montgomery Station as reports of no electricity roll in from citizens across wide areas of The City.

As of 10:20 a.m. Friday, PG&E is reporting 96,815 customers in San Francisco without power.

UPDATE 6:20 p.m. Power was restored just after 5 p.m. to all San Francisco customers affected by a sprawling power outage.
UPDATE 12:05 p.m. A PG&E spokesperson tells SFBay they estimate power will be restored to affected areas by 1 p.m., and that a substation fire at Larkin and Eddy streets is the likely cause of the outage. A BART spokesperson said service was restored at Montgomery Station around 11:30 a.m.

BART trains and San Francisco Muni trains are skipping the Montgomery Station. Passengers on both lines are advised to either get off at Powell or at Embarcadero stations.

PG&E says it is aware of the power outage and has crews responding. The power outage map on PG&E shows customers have reported outages across the northern portion of San Francisco from the Richmond district to downtown.

Muni cable car service is also affected by the power outage, which are currently not running, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

The power outage is not just affecting subway service, but also citizens and businesses:

PG&E sent out this tweet at 10:00 a.m.:

Jerold Chinn
Jerold Chinn is the San Francisco Bureau Chief of SFBay. A San Francisco native, he has spent a decade covering transportation in San Francisco. Send tips to or at Twitter @Jerold_Chinn.

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