According to PG&E’s outage map, Sunday night’s power outage covers a swath of North Berkeley.
According to PG&E’s outage map, Sunday night’s power outage covers a swath of North Berkeley.

Nearly 2,000 Berkeley residents had flickering lights just before 6 p.m. on Sunday evening, before a full power outage hit. According to PG&E, crews are expected on site after 7 p.m. Current estimates of time for restoration of power stand at three hours.

Golden Globes were all dressed in black, so is North Berkeley. @berkeleyside #blackout pic.twitter.com/lwYjjCc0vm— Caleb Williams (@CalebxWilliams) January 8, 2018

There are no reports of the North Berkeley BART station, which is just outside the outage area, being affected.

Sunday’s outage is at least the fourth major outage in the last several months in Berkeley. Major outages occurred in September, October and November of last year.

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...