The Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District on Monday afternoon sent out an email about a power outage affecting the Wharf area and part of North Beach.
[Update: The Examiner/Bay City News is reporting that "The outage was caused by a mylar balloon that came into contact with overhead power lines near the corner of Filbert and Leavenworth streets, according to PG&E," and that around 9,000 people in total lost power.]
The email from the CBD read," PG&E is trying to identify businesses that are experiencing a loss of power. They have people working on it right now but do not have an estimated time for when the power will be back up and running." It asked recipients to call the business customer service number to report outages and to share the information with others.
PG&E's Outage Center page on its website at 6pm showed 1,488 customers were without power from Pier 45 and Aquatic Park on the north to about Greenwich Street at the farthest south and from Hyde Street to roughly Powell Street. It said the outages began at 3:49pm and power should be restored by 6:45pm. No cause was given for the loss, but winds were gusting in the area all afternoon, as they have been for days.
Hoodline left voicemails and emails for the CBD and called the PG&E media hotline, but didn't get an immediate response from either. If you're experiencing an outage, please share in comments.