Massive Power Outage in SF Shuts Down BART Station, Cable Cars, Traffic Signals
A large power outage has shut down a BART station in San Francisco, halted service on all of the city’s cable car lines and affected traffic signals this morning.
BART trains are still running between the East Bay and San Francisco, but passengers cannot get off at the Montgomery station because of the power outage.
The outage started shortly after 9 a.m., and PG&E Spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said about 90,000 PG&E customers are affected.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said that all cable car lines were down as a result of the outage around 9:45 a.m.
A spokeswoman for SFMTA said the agency is running shuttles on the cable car line and other lines that are down.
“The 30 Stockton and the 45 Divisadero electrical trolleys are down at Divisidero and we have shuttles on the line,” said Erica Kato of SMFTA.
The outage is impacting northern parts of the city, according to the city’s Department of Emergency Management, and PG&E is working to restore service.
“Shortly after 9 a.m., a series of power outages began affecting parts of San Francisco, and as of 9:30 about 90,000 PG&E customers are out of power,” said Sarkissian.
The spokeswoman did not know the cause of the outage or when it would be resolved.
“PG&E is coordinating with chief stakeholders such as the City of San Francisco and BART,” to keep them aware of the restoration efforts, she said.
The San Francisco Police Department is advising commuters to expect delays.