Power outage knocks out service to 8,900 in Haight, Castro and Western Addition 

PG&E crews are working to restore power to some 4,000 customers in San Francisco without service because of an outage that originally affected approximately 8,900 customers, a utility spokesman said.

The outage began at about 9:05 a.m. and originally affected customers in portions of the Western Addition, Haight-Ashbury and Castro neighborhoods, spokesman Joe Molica said.

Apparently a wire came down at Oak and Baker streets, impacting traffic lights on Oak and Fell streets. Molica said PG&E plans to conduct a full investigation to determine what caused the line to come down.

Crews have already removed the hazard posed by the downed wire, he said, and were focusing on restoring service.

“We have multiple crews working on this as quickly as they can,” Molica said.

As of 10 a.m., power has been restored to approximately 4,900 customers. Molica said there was no estimated time of restoration for the remaining customers.

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