A truck crashing into a power pole at the entrance to the Port of
Oakland has knocked out power to about 200 residents and businesses this
morning, including port terminals, and has disrupted BART service, officials
The crash was reported at 9:38 a.m. and knocked out power for 202
PG&E customers along Third and Seventh streets between Brush Street and San
Francisco Bay, PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said.
A big-rig hit a power pole at the corner of Seventh and Maritime
streets, port spokesman Robert Bernardo said.
All terminals in the west end of the port have lost power and the
underpass on Seventh Street between Bay and Maritime streets has been closed,
He said PG&E crews have arrived and are working on restoring
The crash left wires dangling near the BART tracks headed to and
from the Transbay Tube. BART trains are being run slowly through the area as
PG&E works to make repairs, causing delays of up to 10 minutes, BART
spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.
Sarkissian said there is no estimated time for when power will be