Extreme heat causes major power outage in East Bay

Bay Area

DANVILLE (KRON) – It’s been a hot day across the Bay Area and right now, more than 2,500 customers in Danville are unable to use their air conditioning.

Pacific Gas & Electric officials say a major power outage was first reported around 4:30 p.m.

At that time, 3,578 customers did not have any power. As of 5 p.m., 2,608 customers continue to be without power.

PG&E crews have confirmed that the outage is due to extremely hot weather.

A traffic alert was issued along Camino Tassajara corridor from Sycamore Valley to Crow Canyon due to the outage.

The power has since been restored to Danville customers.

Mulitple other outages have been reported on Wednesday night.

In Walnut Creek, 1,459 customers are without power as of 7:47 p.m.

In the Alamo area, 3,223 customers are in the dark as of 7:52 p.m.

Originally, 4, 415 were reported without power in the Alamo area.

Both of those outages were also caused by the weather, according to PG&E.

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