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Power outages linger following Bay Area bomb cyclone

Bay Area storm aftermath: Outages persist, extensive clean-up
Bay Area storm aftermath: Outages persist, extensive clean-up 07:45

Tens of thousands of PG&E customers in the Bay Area were still without power Tuesday morning in the aftermath of the so-called "bomb cyclone" that brought damaging wind gusts that toppled trees and power lines across California Sunday.

More than 200,000 customers in the Bay Area were without power at the height of the storm, the second atmospheric river-fueled storm of the week. Tuesday morning, most of the outages were concentrated in the North Bay and the South Bay.

PG&E customers without power as of 2 p.m. on 2/6/23:

  • San Francisco 762
  • Peninsula 12,724
  • North Bay 25,692
  • East Bay 180
  • South Bay 15,095

Total 54,453           

The number of outages increased Tuesday morning, according to PG&E, with 85,212 customers without power as of 8 a.m., up from 64,842 outages reported at 5 a.m. By 10 a.m., the number of outages had decreased to 63,211.

The outage numbers were down from nearly 95,000 customers who were affected as of late Monday night. PG&E said power has been restored to over a million customers in the utility's service area since Sunday.

PG&E Outage Map

Crews were continuing to assess damage to power lines when they can gain access to the impacted areas and the utility said it plans to complete the majority of damage assessments by the end of the day Tuesday.  

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In Sonoma County, several schools would remain closed Tuesday due to power loss and storm-related issues, the county Office of Education said Monday evening.

The schools and/or districts to remain closed are:

  • Dunham School District
  • Fort Ross Elementary
  • Harmony Union School District
  • Kashia School District
  • Apple Blossom, Orchard View and Twin Hills Charter Middle schools will be closed in the Twin Hills School District

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