PG&E says power outage that affected 7K in Berkeley is now resolved

A power outage that started around 7:30 p.m. and affected a large swath of Berkeley appears to be over, says PG&E.

Map of the PG&E power outage on Sept. 26, 2017

Update, 8:57 p.m. PG&E says no one is without power any longer. But some Berkeleyside readers are tweeting that their power is intermittent.

Update, 8:25 p.m. The outage map reports that 2,846 people in Berkeley are without power now.

Original story: PG&E says a power outage is affecting 7,759 people in Berkeley.

The utility said it does not know what has caused the outage, but estimates power will be restored by 10:35 p.m. It first went out around 7:30 p.m.

As soon as the lights went out, people from the area south of the UC Berkeley campus sent inquiring tweets.

Berkeleyside will update this story when more information becomes available.

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