Power out in the East Bay hills; UC Berkeley cancels classes

About 3,500 homes and businesses in Berkeley are without power as of early Thursday.

The PG&E outage map. Source: PG&E

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.

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Frances Dinkelspiel is co-founder and executive editor of Berkeleyside. Email: frances@berkeleyside.com.