Church & Market Power Outage Shuts Down Church Muni Station, Traffic Lights, More [Updating]

A pair of power outages hit Duboce Triangle at Church, 14th and Market streets this afternoon, knocking out power at the Church Muni station and at several local businesses.

According to PG&E, the first outage occurred at 1:47pm this afternoon, followed by a second one at 2:16pm. Power is expected to be back at 4:15pm at the first outage site, and at 5pm for the second one. In all, 15 customers are affected, and PG&E is already on the scene.

According to an employee at Church Street's Golden Produce, which lost power in the incident, something "blew up" at the construction site that housed the recently demolished Home Restaurant, but a rep for PG&E was unable to confirm that, or to provide an alternative cause for the incident. 

Inbound and outbound trains are not stopping at Church station right now:

A photo from inside Church station, where the power has gone out.

Traffic lights are out in all directions at Church & Market, and as of 15 minutes ago, no one appeared to be on-scene to direct traffic.

In addition to Golden Produce, Church Street businesses Churchill and Casa Mexicana have also lost power.

SFFD on scene at Noe Sanchez and Market.

We're waiting on further comment from PG&E, and will update this story if and when we hear back.

Update, 3:35pm: The traffic lights are back on at Church, Market & 14th streets, although power continues to be out at Golden Produce and Casa Mexicana. 

Subway service has also just resumed at the Church Muni station:

Update, 4:23pm: PG&E spokesperson Andrea Menniti has confirmed that the power outage started at 2:45pm. A third-party contractor damaged underground electrical equipment at Market and Church as they were digging there.

A total of 6,258 customers were out of power after the incident, but the majority were restored at 3:20pm, Menniti said. 46 customers remain without power, and PG&E is still on the scene.

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