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30,000-plus PG&E Bay Area customers are without power as storms loom

PG&E crews struggled Wednesday night to restore power to tens of thousands of the utility’s customers in the Bay Area after raging winds swept through the region this week.

As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, about 35,400 PG&E customers in the Bay Area were without power, the utility reported.

The lack of power — and the ability to run heating systems in affected homes — came just before a freeze warning that was expected to begin early Thursday morning and last all day.

Here’s how many PG&E customers were without power in the utility’s Bay Area districts:

  • Peninsula, about 25,500 customers
  • South Bay, 8.100
  • North Bay, 1500
  • East Bay, 200
  • San Francisco, 80

As of Wednesday afternoon, about 42,700 people were without power in the Bay Area, including at least 32,000 in the Peninsula and 6,200 in the South Bay, PG&E reported.

PG&E had no immediate time frame to restore service to affected customers.

The National Weather Service issued a freeze warning that would go into effect at midnight Wednesday and last until 9 a.m. Thursday.

According to the region’s National Weather Service office, temperatures throughout the Bay Area are expected to dip into the 30s.

The weather service left a small chance of snow showers in the forecast for several regions in the Bay Area.

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