PG&E slashes Bay Area outage numbers overnight, but nearly 10,000 customers still in the dark

Three days after a monstrous windstorm thrashed power lines and left hundreds of thousands of Bay Area residents without power, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company worked to slash remaining outages to less than 10,000 as of Friday morning.

According to the utility’s 9 a.m. update Friday, 9,711 PG&E customers were still without power. 4,652 of those were in the South Bay, while 3,777 were on the Peninsula. An additional 1,060 remained in the dark in the East Bay.

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Those numbers were down from 37,365 total outages as of noon Thursday. At the outage’s peak on Tuesday, some 367,000 customers were without power, leaving the utility with its most outages in a single day since 1995. According to the utility, the storm damaged at least 217 power poles and 157 transformers.

The outages were still relatively spread out as of 9:30 Friday. According to the PG&E outage map, the biggest outages were in Campbell, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Redwood City, San Mateo and San Leandro.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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