Crane Accident Leaves Hundreds Without Power

PG&E said power was expected to be restored to all customers affected in San Bruno and South City by Tuesday.

Several hundred PG&E customers were left without power in South San Francisco and San Bruno on Monday in an outage that impacted Caltrain service as well, a PG&E spokeswoman said.

A crane in the area of Huntington Avenue and Angus Avenue West took down power lines at around 9:30 p.m. in San Bruno, PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris said.

Two lines went across the nearby Caltrain track, setting back train service for about an hour. Train service was restored at 10:30 p.m., Morris said.

Initially 595 PG&E customers were left without power. By 10:30 p.m., repair crews had restored power to all but 306 customers, and by 11:30 p.m., 219 customers were without power.

Power was expected to be restored to all PG&E customers by midnight today, Morris said.

—Bay City News

phdog April 24, 2012 at 02:49 PM
There were two quick back-to-back outages at 9:15. At 9:40, the power went out completely. This lasted for about 1/2 hour. This was in the Bel Air neighborhood..
Martin Ricard (Editor) April 24, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Has power now been restored in the Belle Air neighborhood?
Alan Lubke April 24, 2012 at 05:08 PM
The programmed power outage on Thursday April 19, 2012 in the Rollingwood area near Sneath Lane and Seqouia to replace a power pole was to be from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Power was finally restored at 7:15 pm. That's nearly four hours of unprogrammed power outage. Martin, you can call Kathy M. Koontz at 1-415-695-3398 to get an explanation of that situation for your readers. It would seem to me that special attention should be paid by PG&E to service in San Bruno. I don't want to submit a claim form. I just want kept promises.
phdog April 29, 2012 at 04:49 AM
It happened again tonight! Power out from around 6:45 until about 9:30. This is getting old!
KA May 02, 2012 at 05:04 AM
Today, May 1, 2012--/Power out in Rollingwood Area since 6:00 pm. Called PG&E and said it should be restored at 8:30. Never happened!! Now they tell me by Midnight however won't guarantee!!
Alan Lubke May 02, 2012 at 11:51 AM
The line came down Tuesday evening with a loud crack and started some wood chips in the Tot playground to blacken. A crew of one (1) was quickly on scene aftter the 911 call from neighbors. This man and his rig disappeared after he insured the downed line was dead. Many hours later, two crews arrived with erector vehicles to span a new cable between two power poles. The lights were out from 6:15 p.m. May 1 to 12:40 a.m. May 2d. - 7 1/2 hours.
Martin Ricard (Editor) May 02, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Here's a story I just posted about the most recent power outage. http://patch.com/A-sVts


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