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BART Service Delayed Due to Power Outage Caused By Truck Crashing Into Power Pole

PG&E crews are working on restoring the power.

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 said.
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, Bernardo said.
He said PG&E crews have arrived and are working on restoring power. 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 restored.

—By Bay City News


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