A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. Thursday.
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Repairs were completed on the damaged gas line by around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Thousands of customers were without internet Tuesday in Berkeley as Comcast responded to damaged fiber cables from fire at a shared PG&E utility pole in San Pablo.
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Some 17,000 PG&E customers in Berkeley could be affected Tuesday evening by rolling blackouts “if people do not limit electricity usage,” the city says.
Tens of thousands of PG&E customers in Berkeley could lose power Tuesday and Wednesday because of high energy demands statewide, the city says. PG&E said there were ultimately no rolling outages in California on Monday.
More than 6,000 PG&E customers in Berkeley lost power Tuesday night, according to community reports and the utility’s outage map.
A teenage boy led the CHP on a chase from Richmond to Berkeley that reached 125 mph early Friday morning, authorities report.
A change in the weather forecast prompted PG&E to call off an expected power shutoff in the area, according to the county.
Staff says “almost all” of the affected addresses provided by PG&E to the city appear to be outside city limits. But Berkeley Hills residents should still be ready to evacuate with a red flag warning in effect.
Frustrated with the official handling, some people in the disability community organized their own emergency response efforts during recent blackouts.