OAKLAND (KRON) – Over 8,000 people awere affected by a power outage in Oakland, according to Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
The outage started at 9:32 a.m., and affected customers in the Laurel, Fruitvale, Redwood Heights, Allendale and Maxwell Park neighborhoods.
Oakland City Council President Pro Tem Sheng Thao stated via Twitter that “PG&E is reviewing the cause and will work to get power back as soon as possible.”
“My office will continue to monitor this situation and share updates as they come in,” she continued.
By 10:18 a.m., all but 232 customers had power restored. The cause, PG&E stated later, was a squirrel making contact with power lines. The squirrel did not survive.