DEVELOPING — A massive power outage in San Francisco caused a blackout Friday morning around 9am local time, which swept across the city.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. reports that nearly 95,000 customers were left without power and there was a fire at a substation on Larkin Street.
It still remains unclear whether the fire caused the outage or was ignited as a result of the outage.
Several media outlets report that the San Francisco Fire Department has been busy responding to multiple calls for service, including those stuck in elevators, though no injuries have been reported.
— Kate Larsen (@KateABC7) April 21, 2017
Traffic lights were also down at intersections causing traffic jams on downtown streets as drivers grow increasingly frustrated.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co has not announced an ETA on when power will be restored, according to ABC 7.
Residents are being encouraged to dial 911 in case of emergencies.
— Juan Carlos Guerrero (@JuanCarlosABC7) April 21, 2017
— San Francisco Police (@SFPD) April 21, 2017
H/T: ABC 7
— Maryam (@caracaleo) April 21, 2017
People stuck in elevators all over San Francisco. #poweroutage
— Ami (@amiramke) April 21, 2017
— sai he (@adversaising) April 21, 2017
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