The North Bay was the hardest hit by the power outages Friday and it wasn’t just residents affected, but businesses too.
At one point, there were a total of 82,653 residents in the Peninsula and the North Bay without power, these outages unrelated to the state’s rolling blackouts.
In San Anselmo, restaurant workers say the power went out at 7 p.m., right at rush hour.
San Anselmo Avenue was dark and some restaurants closed, but Stefano’s Pizza was prepared with a generator. Workers say it took about an hour to get things up and running and they were able to continue serving.
People dining in the dark street say they were grateful to find dinner because they couldn't make it at home.
“We were cooking, we have electric appliances, so we came out to eat after that one,” said Nathalya Martins.
It was dark driving along Sir Frances Drake Boulevard during the outage. Traffic signals were flashing red and street lights were out.
But after a few hours, the power came back on around 9:30 p.m.