San Francisco Experiences Major Power Outage

San Francisco is experiencing a major power outage as of Friday morning that has reportedly caused major blackouts across the city with a reported 90,000 people out of power.

SFGate reported:

A massive power outage in San Francisco on Friday morning caused a blackout in neighborhoods across the city, from the Financial District to the Presidio, forcing the closure of businesses, a federal courthouse and a BART station, officials said.

A spokesman for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said at least 90,000 customers lost power.

BART’s Montgomery Station was closed due to the outage, which struck after 9 a.m. BART [t]rains were running through Montgomery Station without stopping. Cable cars were also impacted and shuttles were put in place to provide service, according to the Municipal Transportation Agency.

There were reports of traffic lights out in many city intersections, and traffic was backing up on downtown streets. The Phillip Burton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse at 450 Golden Gate Ave. was among the many buildings closed down by the outage.

A PG&E spokesman said that the company was in the process of determining the cause of the outage and how long it would be before they are able to get things back up and running.

The San Francisco Fire Department was working to respond to calls for service Friday morning but according to SFGate, no injuries had been reported as of 10 a.m. — thank God.