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Thousands In Bay Area Still Without Power Following Bomb Cyclone, Atmospheric River

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/BCN) --More than 12,200 PG&E customers remained without power in the Bay Area as of Tuesday morning as a result of this weekend's major storm that blew through the region, the utility said.

About 646,000 customers had outages at some point since the atmospheric river, combined with a so-called bomb cyclone, came to the Bay Area on Sunday, but crews have been making progress in restoring power, bringing the lights back on for about 12,000 more customers since 9 p.m. Monday, PG&E spokesman Jason King said.

As of around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, 12,212 customers in the Bay Area remained without power, with 4,364 reported in the Peninsula and 3,623 in the South Bay, King said in an emailed update. More than 19,000 PG&E customers systemwide were still without power as of 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The rain and wind created PG&E's greatest storm-related service impact in October since 2009, according to the utility.

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