Thousands Without Power in San Francisco and Across Bay Area

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Thousands of PG&E customers were without power Wednesday in San Francisco and across the Bay Area as the region feels the cold drops of significant rain for the first time in months.

A power outage affecting over 5,000 customers was reported after noon in Oakland, according to PG&E, following other outages reported in San Francisco.

PG&E previously reported outage affecting over 3,000 customers in the Mission District just before 10 a.m. The utilities company reported another outage that affected more than 6,000 other customers in Noe Valley and Dolores Heights.

A power pole reportedly detached on 23rd Street between Florida and Bryant. The owner of "The Spice Jar" restaurant nearby tells NBC Bay Area that employees saw a "pop of fire," at the scene.

By the afternoon, most of the power in San Francisco were restored.

The official cause of all the outages are under investigation, according to PG&E's website. 

Earlier in the day, PG&E also reported 19,000 customers were without power in Pleasant Hill, but the power were restored to most customers before noon.

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