A power outage has been reported in Berkeley. Image: PG&E
A power outage has been reported in Berkeley. Image: PG&E

Update, 11 p.m. Readers in Berkeley began reporting that the power was back on at about 10:35 p.m. As of 11 p.m., the outage was no longer listed on the PG&E outage map. No further details were available.

Update, 9:56 p.m. As per the police scanner, there’s a traffic light out at Sacramento and Dwight, and PG&E is en route to assess the situation. The outage map lists three outages affecting 1,109 customers.

Update, 9:53 p.m. PG&E is now listing a second, smaller, outage just north of the orange zone in the map above that’s affecting 47 customers, bringing the total affected customers to nearly 1,110.

Original post, 9:41 p.m. PG&E is reporting a power outage in Berkeley affecting 1,061 customers.

According to the outage map, reports began coming in at 9:23 p.m. The estimated time for restoration is midnight. The cause is listed as “Unknown,” and PG&E will be assessing it.

The outage map as of shortly before 10 p.m. said 1,109 customers are without power. Source: PG&E

An area from San Pablo Avenue east to Martin Luther King Jr. Way was reportedly impacted from about Ward Street up to Bancroft Way, according to preliminary information from the PG&E outage map.

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Readers on Twitter reported outages in the following areas: “Dwight … several blocks near Curtis,” “mid-Berkeley, Jefferson/Dwight,” “Central Berkeley,” “SW Berkeley,” “on Channing btwn Sac and Edwards,” “near Carleton and California,” “on Acton … near Channing,” and near Carleton and California.

Wrote one reader: “Interestingly, south side of Carleton appears fine. I’m on north side :/”

Berkeleyside will update this post if additional information becomes available.

“Outage here on Channing btwn Sac and Edwards,” wrote Laura Jean, who shared this photograph on Twitter.

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Emilie Raguso (senior editor, news) joined the Berkeleyside team in 2012. She covers politics, public safety and development. In 2017, Emilie was named Journalist...