Thousands Still Without Power

PG&E still working to restore electricity across northern California.

Friday, Dec 2, 2011  |  Updated 6:58 AM PDT
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Thousands Still Without Power

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High winds have damaged homes and left thousands without electricity through out the state.

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Hundreds of thousands of PG&E customers have been affected by the wind storm that blew through the Bay Area Wednesday and Thursday, a PG&E spokesman said.

A wind advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Late Thursday night 2,220 Bay Area residents were without power, spokesman Joe Molica said.

In the South Bay 1,580 customers were in the dark, while 90 in the Peninsula had no power. In San Francisco an outage knocked out power to 300.

About 250 East Bay residents have no power. Power has been restored in the North Bay, with no outages reported, Molica said.

In Santa Cruz County a total 29,600 were affected by outages, Molica said.

Since strong winds arrived earlier this week, altogether 469,000 PG&E customers have been affected, Molica said. Crews have restored power to more than 395,200 customers.

As of Thursday night, 74,700 were out of power throughout northern and central California, Molica said.

Update as of 6 a.m.:

North Bay: 10
East Bay: 340
San Francisco: 0
Peninsula: 0
South Bay: 690
 
Bay Area Total: 1,040
Santa Cruz County Total: 24,060

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