Thousands of customers were without internet Tuesday in Berkeley as Comcast responded to damaged fiber cables from fire at a shared PG&E utility pole in San Pablo.
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Some 17,000 PG&E customers in Berkeley could be affected Tuesday evening by rolling blackouts “if people do not limit electricity usage,” the city says.
Tens of thousands of PG&E customers in Berkeley could lose power Tuesday and Wednesday because of high energy demands statewide, the city says. PG&E said there were ultimately no rolling outages in California on Monday.
More than 6,000 PG&E customers in Berkeley lost power Tuesday night, according to community reports and the utility’s outage map.
A teenage boy led the CHP on a chase from Richmond to Berkeley that reached 125 mph early Friday morning, authorities report.
A change in the weather forecast prompted PG&E to call off an expected power shutoff in the area, according to the county.
Staff says “almost all” of the affected addresses provided by PG&E to the city appear to be outside city limits. But Berkeley Hills residents should still be ready to evacuate with a red flag warning in effect.
Frustrated with the official handling, some people in the disability community organized their own emergency response efforts during recent blackouts.
Most addresses in the city had reportedly gotten their electricity back by Monday evening, authorities reported.
The city of Berkeley has warned affected residents to prepare to be without power until Friday.
More than 7,000 PG&E customers in Berkeley remained without power Sunday night and relief may still be days away. A new blackout is set to begin Tuesday in Alameda County. Details are limited.