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Power outages affecting several SF neighborhoods

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The Montgomery Street BART station is also closed

At around 9:15 a.m. Friday, officials reported that the BART/Muni Montgomery Station is closed due to a “technical problem with PG&E.” As always, thank you for your patience.

Riders are being advised to take Muni at street level.

On a related note, NYC is also suffering from a power outage-related subway failure this morning.

We will update as soon as we know more.

Update 9:40 a.m.: It seems the entire city is seeing major power outages. “San Francisco residents and workers were reporting a large power outage affecting multiple neighborhoods Friday morning,” reports SF Examiner. “The outage began at about 9 a.m. and was affecting at least the Financial District, the Richmond District, Pacific Heights, the Marina, and the Western Addition.”

The PG&E headquarters is also experiencing an outage and using a power generator. Smoke is also reportedly coming out of the substation on Larkin.

An estimated 90,000 people are without power.

Here’s what people are saying:

And some have managed to find levity in this morning’s dark situation:

Update: 10:20 a.m.: The PG&E power outage map is currently showing no problems in the downtown area.

Supervisor Jane Kim tweeted this helpful map:

Update 10:30 a.m.: Schools affected by the outage: Sherman Elementary, Spring Valley, Sutro, Tenderloin, Wallenber, Galileo, Marina, Presidio, Redding, and Rosa Parks.

According to PG&E and SFFD, a fire at Tenderloin substation caused outages.

Update 11:15 a.m.: According to SFGate: “As of 11 a.m., PG&E officials could not provide an estimate for when service would return.”

Update noon: With the aide of power generators, BART has reopened the Montgomery Street station.

Here’s what a dark Montgomery Street BART station looks like. Very intriguing, haunting!

Awaiting the train at Montgomery #blaackout #comenearmeandlcutyou #mostunreliabletransitintheworld

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#sf #poweroutage #blackout at Montgomery station this morning.

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Update 12:35 a.m.: Power should be restored my 1 p.m., according to PG&E.

Update 2:40 p.m.: Er, scratch that: PG&E now says that all power will be restored by 5 p.m.