PG&E started cutting power to parts of Berkeley and the East Bay hills around 11 p.m. on Wednesday. UC Berkeley announced at 12:45 a.m. Thursday that it had cancelled classes for the second day. About 3,500 homes and businesses in Berkeley are affected by the outage. About 15,000 PG&E customers in Oakland are without power as well.
UPDATE: Classes Cancelled for Thursday (10/10)
PG&E has shut down power to the @UCBerkeley
campus. ALL classes are cancelled for Thursday (10/10).
Employees, please contact your managers for further direction. Visit https://t.co/UsJt9s6mW6 for updates.
— UC Berkeley (@UCBerkeley) October 10, 2019
— Berkeley Lab (@BerkeleyLab) October 10, 2019
@berkeleyside yes power out between Spruce and Euclid in the Berkeley Hills. Just drove back from Sacramento and the wind was blowing my car around on the freeway until I hit Pinole.
— Ariel Nava Photo (@arielnavaphoto) October 10, 2019
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