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Muni metro lines shut down for hours  Hundreds of riders had to wait for bus shuttles to pick them up after some downed wires forced Muni to shut down numerous lines Early Morning Outage Affects 35,000  About 23,000 customers were still without power as of about 7:15 a.m. Power was still disrupted in much of the Sunset, Parkside Underground Blast Shakes Tenderloin Map of Polk and O%27Farrell street San Francisco  A blast in an underground vault sent toxic, black smoke and flames pouring out of a manhole and cut power to 8,800 homes and businesses PG&E's blacked-out is 10-year record  An estimated 1.9 million to 2.1 million customers lost electricity after the storm's howling winds and driving rain Erratic Power Outages Impact 51,000  Traffic lights went dark at city intersections, and .coms that usually operate 24-7 Web sites said they were knocked offline Downed Overhead Wire Affects Muni 516,000 lost power since storm began
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1. 2017-06-20 Bay Area temperatures rise, and the power grid strains PG&E
2017-04-21 A day without power: bad traffic, big losses, frustration Union Square, SF Downtown
D. 2016-09-28 SF’s Noe Valley hit by power outage Noe Valley, San Francisco
E. 2016-01-04 Drone caused power outage in SF Bernal Heights neighborhood Peralta Avenue and Hampshire Street, Bernal Heights
F. 2015-05-18 Power restored for thousands in SF after two hour blackout North Beach
6. 2014-12-11 In Financial District, power outages lead to lost day Financial District, SF Downtown
7. 2014-12-11 70,000 have lost power in San Francisco SF Downtown
I. 2014-08-04 Thousands lose power in San Francisco Lakeside, West San Francisco

Over 20,000 lose power as storm sweeps through Bay Area  The biggest outages are in South San Francisco and Millbrae, where approximately 3,000 customers are without power in each city SF’s Noe Valley hit by power outage Drone caused power outage in SF Bernal Heights neighborhood Power restored for thousands in SF after two hour blackout In Financial District, power outages lead to lost day   Thursday’s storm discouraged many people from coming to their jobs in the Financial District, and many of those who braved the elements arrived... 70,000 have lost power in San Francisco  About 9,000 are in the East Bay, 5,700 are on the Peninsula, 2,900 are in the North Bay, 2,800 are in the South Bay. Thousands lose power in San Francisco Twitter goes down in longest outage since IPO Power outage repaired for 4,700 customers Kite causes 4-hour outage on Treasure Island Car crash causes power outage for thousands in SF Power outage affects more than 36,000 PG&E customers  More than 36,000 PG&E customers were without power in San Francisco early Wednesday morning. The outage began late Tuesday night Power pole fires cause outages all over SF Banner falls off plane and onto power line in SF Map of 5th and Brannan San Francisco  The banner landed on a high voltage power line over the San Francisco Tennis Club. This is causing a disruption to service in the area Muni Metro service shut down by blown transformer   All San Francisco Municipal Railway subway trains have been shut down Monday evening because of an electrical signaling problem 8,500 residents without power in Sunset District Power outage hits SF neighborhoods Power restored to 18,000 Peninsula customers Power restored to 11,000 SF customers 49ers game delayed a second time
Bay Area temperatures rise, and the power grid strains  More stifling heat is expected to blanket the Bay Area in the coming days, raising the specter of additional power outages A day without power: bad traffic, big losses, frustration Map of Union Square San Francisco

year 2017 Top ^

Jun.20   PG&E
Apr.21   SF Downtown
  A SF outage that stranded people and left tens of thousands of others in the dark was caused by the massive failure of a circuit breaker.    The power failure affected almost 90,000 Pacific Gas...
Jan.8   South SF

year 2016 Top ^

Sep.28   San Francisco
Jan.4   Bernal Heights

year 2015 Top ^

May.18   North Beach

year 2014 Top ^

Dec.11   SF Downtown
  SF Downtown
Aug.4   West San Francisco
Mar.11   Twitter
Jan.11   SF Sunset

year 2013 Top ^

Sep.29   Treasure Island
Sep.22   San Francisco
Aug.7   San Francisco
May.26   San Francisco
Jan.26   South of Market

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.3   San Francisco
Dec.2   SF Sunset
Jul.13   Western Addition
Jul.1   South SF
Jun.8   San Francisco

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.19   Candlestick
  The power throughout the stadium went off about 25 minutes before the scheduled kickoff of of the 49ers-Pittsburgh Steelers at 5:40 local time.    49ers-Steelers resumes...
Jun.16   San Francisco

year 2009 Top ^

Sep.12   SF Sunset
Jun.5   SF Tenderloin

year 2008 Top ^

Jan.8   PG&E

year 2007 Top ^

Jul.24   San Francisco
Mar.16   SF Castro

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.27   San Francisco
  Utility work crews scrambled to fix power lines knocked over during a winter storm that snarled traffic
Feb.27   Daly City 30,000 PG&E customers in dark  Outages have also knocked out power to 11,000 in Pacifica, 9,800 in South SF, 5,900 in San Bruno

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.18   San Francisco Powerful Storm Knocks Out Power  Some 44,000 businesses and homes are in the dark. There have been 100 separate blackouts Mar.26   SF Downtown 25,000 out of power

year 2003 Top ^

Dec.23   PG&E Delayed Response Worsened Outage  PG&E says its delayed response to a circuit failure may have added to the severity of power outage Dec.20   SF Mission Fire causes widespread power outage
  A fire at an electrical substation has caused an outage affecting about 120,000 customers
Jun.21   San Francisco Tangled hen causes power mess  The fowl was tied to about a dozen helium balloons and set adrift and floated into power lines

year 2002 Top ^

Nov.7   SF Mission Spreading series of power outages  Power outages and minor fires are resulting from transformers disturbed by heavy winds and rain Aug.4   SF Mission One killed, 3,600 people without power  A fiery car crash sheared off a power pole and sprayed high-tension power lines into the street

year 2001 Top ^

Nov.12   San Francisco Storm Snarls Traffic, Transit Jan.17   San Francisco Rolling Blackouts Start
  Stoplights went dark, store owners turned to pocket calculators, students were trapped on elevators
 Gov. Gray Davis declared a state of emergency. The outages affected 400,000 customers for between 60 and 90 min. at a time. The blackouts lasted about 2 hours, ending at 1:40 p.m. PG&E defaulted on paying $76 million to holders of the a form of short-term debt

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