Thousands in Berkeley, Oakland hit by power outage

The PG&E outage map as of approximately 9:55 p.m.
The PG&E outage map as of approximately 9:55 p.m.

Update, May 16: PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian told us the cause of the Friday/Saturday power outage was a vehicle that crashed into a PG&E pole in the 2500 block of Mabel, at Parker. All customers had their power restored by 2:37 a.m. Saturday.

Original story: More than 4,000 PG&E customers in Berkeley and North Oakland were without power Friday night.

Nearly 4,500 customers lost power at 9:46 p.m., according to PG&E’s outage map.

The cause as of 9:53 p.m. was listed as “unknown,” with a crew having been assigned to assess the damage.


The estimated time for restoration is 12:15 a.m. Saturday.

The outage appeared to stretch from University Avenue all the way down to the Oakland border, and from San Pablo Avenue over to Telegraph Avenue.

Berkeleyside will update this post if additional information becomes available.

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