Wide area of San Francisco hit by power outage

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As of 10:20 a.m. Friday, PG&E is reporting 96,815 customers in San Francisco without power.

A power outage forced the closure of BART's Montgomery Station in San Francisco during Friday's morning rush hour and knocked out traffic lights from Union Square to the Marina District and the city's famed cable vehicle lines. It was not known if that was the source of the outage.

As of 9:15 a.m., BART announced that Montgomery Station was closed, and trains would not be stopping there. Pacific Gas & Electric officials say that "crews are working safely and as quickly as possible to restore power", but they have yet to report an official time that power will be restored to the just over 88,000 residents affected.

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Muni cable vehicle service is also affected by the power outage, which are now not running, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. "I'm learning a large scale downtown power outage does the same".

And the outage is affecting electrified Muni trolley buses as well, and all cable auto lines are now shut down. "In a movie people would be freaking out".

BART trains and San Francisco Muni trains are skipping the Montgomery Station. Power was also out in San Francisco's Presidio.

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