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UPDATE: Outage Number Drops; Thousands in East Bay Still Without Power

REGIONAL (BCN) -- The number of PG&E customers still affected by weather-related power outages in the Bay Area dropped to under 10,000 by mid-afternoon Sunday.

The outages began late Saturday as light rain and heavy fog settled on power lines and equipment that had accumulated dust and debris during a long dry spell. The mixture sparked flashovers that caused outages, according to PG&E..

Nearly 29,000 customers were affected at one point and the number has steadily dropped as PG&E crews work to restore power.

As of 2 p.m., 9,240 were impacted, mostly in the East Bay, where about 7,300 customers were without power, PG&E said.

About 1,600 customers were still impacted on the Peninsula and 250 in San Francisco.

Less than 100 were affected in the North Bay and South Bay.

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